This week’s Feminist Friday is hosted by Diana at Part Time Monster and is about a subject that has been on my mind since the hashtag appeared: #YesAllWomen. I have already shared several posts about the topic, and now invite you all to check Diana’s post and take part to the discussion.
I believe in the power of words. I believe, especially, in the power of the written word. Writing means not just that we were here, but that we endure. Reading means that we can access and interpret our past. Thus historically, reading and writing have been cultural points of contention; they’ve marked racial, economic, and class boundaries. They’ve also marked gender and sexual boundaries.
(Think of the historical moments when education was deliberately withheld from lower classes, women, and/or slaves. Think of what we define as “chick lit” or what we see as “boys'” or “girls'” books. Think of the still-common under-representation of women and minorities in the publishing industry.)
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