May 22nd, 2007

happy

Hi, I'm Tats and I cry sometimes.

Just wanted to say that I thoroughly approve of this weather.

Something else I thoroughly approve of is Manmademan. I recently discovered they have two albums for free download on their website, Lovetechnology and Cell Division. Cell Division stretches to borderline house/funk, whereas Lovetechnology is more psy-ish. Anyway, if you like this kind of music, there they are.

Was reading something on catsnstuff's blog this morning, about the Male Privilege Checklist. This is a list of things that are advantageous to men in society, that they probably don't even think about. It's a long list. I read it. Lots of the things on it are correct. However, as usual, I got about half way down and started thinking to myself "This is so very very skewed. What about all the female privileges?"

So without further ado, I bring you:

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No doubt people will disagree with me on some of these. That's fine. The point I'm making is that -all- people have privilege based on their gender. The other thing about that list that niggled me is the assumption that power-over is good, and that we all want it. Meh to power-over. Real power isn't bestowed on a person by society, it comes from inside. And it isn't about how many minions you have.

But anyway, people who know me are accustomed to my ranting about equality (or insert whatever label you have for it) by now, and my belief that acknowledging inequality gives it power. And that self-actualisation conveniently sidesteps most gender barriers in this day and age. But, you know, I just can't help myself, harping on about it. I'm a woman, you see, and have no self control...

In other news, Bahahahahaaaa! *points, laughs* The internet is funny.