Not a safe word

Originally posted on language: a feminist guide:
Last weekend a writer named Will Saletan stirred up a hornet’s nest when he tweeted some advice for parents: Teach your daughters to say No firmly, and mean it. Men sense women’s willingness to yield. Make clear you mean business. Like other feminists, I saw this as a…

Labels

Labels to compliment Labels to divide Labels to judge And compartmentalise Labels to identify And labels to employ In the end what we have… Is labels that annoy.   Yesterday I was called an “earth mother”…a compliment?  A judgement? A way to compartmentalise me? What does it mean anyway?  I can’t claim an identity I … More Labels