"There is difference and there is power. And who holds the power decides the meaning of the difference." --June Jordan

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Bits of Wisdom from The Reformed Patriarchy-Whore

If you're into concise posts bursting with insightful comments on the state of our antifeminist world, you should be reading Llencelyn at her blog The Reformed Patriarchy-Whore.

Some of her wisdom from this week:

On problematic arguments about the sanctity of marriage:
Can we please, please stop holding up Britney Spears as the iconic irreverent heterosexual marry-er? As Scott suggested in an IM conversation with me, perhaps men who abuse their wives might be a better example of how "sanctity of marriage" arguments are bullshit.

And on Mother's Day cards:
Can we please knock it off with the Mother's Day cards that make light of the fact that women do essentially all of the emotional and domestic work in our country and get no payment or thanks for it? One day does not make up for it, especially if you get a card that explicitly tells her that you ignored everything she ever said to you or did for you.