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Are there any modern poetesses that aren’t feminists? Maybe the term poetess is considered chauvinistic these days. I rarely here it used. I rarely here authoress used either. But we still use the term actress. . .
What’s so wrong with women doing women’s work?
“I enjoy doing housework, ironing, washing, cooking, dishwashing. Whenever I get one of those questionaires and they ask what is your profession, I always put down housewife. It’s an admirable profession, why apologize for it. You aren’t stupid because you’re a housewife. When you’re stirring the jam you can read Shakespeare.”
“There is no sight on earth more appealing than the sight of a woman making dinner for someone she loves.”
My brother’s girlfriend sent this to him and on international women’s day no less. I think she’s a keeper.
Rationally we should be drafting women. Women claim to be men’s equals, and equals don’t get defended. Equals have to carry their own weight, and in this case carrying their own weight means being drafted and sent to die in case of war. If we’re going to do this liberalism, we should do it right. Allowing women into the military but not drafting them is one of those unprincipled exceptions that Zippy likes to talk about. If women are allowed in the military like men, then they should drafted like men.
(And no, to unseeing tradcons, this is not men cowering behind women, women enthusiastically pursue equality).
I stumbled upon this interview with author Anita Brookner. It’s a haunting interview particularly these few passages:
In Hotel du Lac you say that you prefer the company of men to that of women. Which brings me to ask you about your relation to feminism.
I prefer the company of men because they teach me things I don’t know.
One might say, to paraphrase Sartre, l’homme c’est l’autre?
Exactly. It is the otherness that fascinates me. As for feminism, I think it is good for women to earn their living and thereby control their own destinies to some extent. They pay a heavy price for independence though. I marvel at the energy of women who combine husbands, children, and a profession. Anyone who thinks she will fulfill herself in that way can’t be realistic. The self-fulfilled woman is far from reality— it is a sort of Shavian fantasy that you can be a complete woman. Besides, a complete woman is probably not a very admirable creature. She is manipulative, uses other people to get her own way, and works within whatever system she is in. The ideal woman, on the other hand, is quite different: She lives according to a set of principles and is somehow very rare and always has been. As for the radical feminism of today, the rejection of the male, I find it absurd. It leads to sterility. They say it is a reasoned alternative, but an alternative to what? To continuity?
“…once a woman is drafted and inducted, and knowing that military occupation specialties might not be voluntary, how will military authorities stop her from getting pregnant to avoid combat or any other hazardous duty? Will she be sterilized? Or forced to consume birth-control pills or accept implants? And what will the penalty be if the military can prove a woman draftee did indeed get pregnant to avoid her duty?”
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