Monday, November 24, 2008
This has been the most difficult term of my life...Never before have I learned so many new philosophies that ultimately affect my core being.
Sex and womanhood and race and childhood and poverty and gender....the list goes on! I've had to study all of these from every feminist angle, and I must say, I'm tired.
I go home at nite trying to debunk from the videos and lectures on child prostitution, on "ethnic" womanhood in America, on the myth of erotic sex, and the construction of women....wouldn't you be tired too? I need some kinda mental break or something...maybe I'll take a class on pottery next term lol
All of these classes have made me question if I really want to spend my life completely immersed in these kinds of issues...and I question this for my own sanity...Can I do this for the rest of my life? Am I just torturing myself? It's during times like these when I must remember the question: If I don't live for the cause, who will?
Sometimes, I feel like I couldn't stop working for change even if I tried...I'm hard-wired ( I hope I said that right lol)
I found this quote...it really speaks to me :)
No woman is required to build the world by destroying herself. ~Rabbi Sofer