Went to The Birdcage last night. What a pile of shit that place is. Band was good though.
So I just went and finished university.
Lovesick. Isn’t that just another term for syphilis?
In my gender, sexuality and writing module I was asked by the tutor, at the end of term, if I considered myself to be a feminist. I am one man among many women in that seminar group, which wasn’t surprising at all. But my answer was no, I do not use that term as a label to describe my attitudes towards equality among men and women.
I explained that yes I believe in the human right to equality among all sexes, sexualities and races. The teacher and the other students replied to my statement by saying that that IS feminism. I shook my head and said no, that is humanism.
When people say feminism stands for equality for everyone, I get it the movement tries to make itself universal that way. But I would say that is humanism over feminism. We are human first and foremost. That fact stands over our sex ten fold.
I am not opposed to feminism, I am in support of it, but if I am to label my belief in the human right to equality then I would call myself a humanist over a feminist.
Obviously this may strike up some responses, I have many followers who are avid and passionate feminists and so I ask you for your opinions on this subject.
"I ask you to review and scrutinize what is natural—all the actions and desires of the purely natural man: you will find nothing but frightfulness. Everything beautiful and noble is the result of reason and calculation."
Baudelaire, The Painter of Modern Life
Aubrey Beardsley, The Cave of Spleen (Illustration to Alexander Pope’s “The Rape of the Lock”)
Sprawled out on the bed in the spare bedroom (which my mother has turned into a pale pink and aesthetically pleasing masterpiece, considering the dimensions of the room) reading for my final exam on Friday, with Wagner’s Tannhäuser - Overture piece playing loudly in the background, when my father (who had come back from work without me realising) comes in with a large glass of red wine for me then walks out after only saying ‘hello’.
Some real lavish shit goes down in this house sometimes.