then again, maybe not
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June 19, 2006

fuck this shit

As usual, Bitch Lab brilliantly voices something that's not even a coherent thought in my brain, in response to all the craziness.

[A]s I said, if you don’t share the same explanation for why women are oppressed (you have a different theory), then you have a different understanding of how political change happens. People like to imagine that the modifier in front of
the word doesn’t matter.

Well it does — for exactly this reason. You can cobble together your own unique approach. Great. Wunderbar.
As anyone who reads me should notice, I don't spend a lot of time talking about theory. I find it gets in the way of my cursing. But I've read the things, I've blamed the patriarchy. Here's what it comes down to for me.

Freedom is freedom. I don't just want women to be free. I want everyone to be free. Not just politically or legally free, either. I want everyone to be free to pursue their own happiness. That's where my feminism comes from. Not a place of control, or distrust, or anger. So, I'll never be a radical feminist. Because I don't think it's ok to exchange one set of controlling assholes with another set of controlling assholes, just because they're the same gender or race or whatever as me. That's not real progress. And here's the thing. I don't want that kind of fake freedom. I won't settle for following another set of aritrary rules and calling it an improvement. So fuck y'all, all of ya'll. If you don't like me, blow me!