TumblResponsibility Note to self
I just deleted a re-post that wa supposed to be empowering.
It said :
So here is the quick way of working out if you are a feminist: etc. etc. (if you need to read it, it’s still online there: http://americanfeminist.tumblr.com/post/47830221905 )
Much thanks to http://guillaume-lasalle.tumblr.com/ for pointing out to me that this is actually cissexist / essentialist etc.
I had read it as “a way…” and not “the way…”. Makes a huge difference, but not all the difference, as more articulately explained here:
So, uhm, sorry for reposting a trojan horse uncoolness, thank you to Guilaume and note to self: be more precise even when I think I can re-post on tumblR quickly ‘like that’ this doesn’t change any of my responsibility.
ps: in the deleting process I saw that also http://esmegruenwald.tumblr.com/ had commented on it being cissexist. Thanks !!
She leans confidentially toward me. “It’s nice to have your boyfriend cook, don’t you think?” she asks. “And to put some heels on him once in a while, hmm?” She cocks an eyebrow at me. “You should say ‘let me see you walk in these and feel what I feel a little bit’. It’s important that the sexes understand each other. And actually if a guy has really nice legs, a beautiful muscle that can look really good, really interesting. Mmm…” When I ask Jones what she would do if she were a man for a week, she picks a fishbone delicately from between her teeth and tells me she’d run for President. And laughs.