I just read that Elizabeth Wurtzel died. She was only 52. While I have not read Prozac Nation, I burned through this one and More, Now, Again. I would recommend either of those. 😥
I read this for my gender and comm class and enjoyed it
"To be two means to help each other to be, to discover and cultivate happiness, to take care of the difference between us, not merely because of its role in generation, because it represents the means of humanity's production and reproduction, but in order to achieve happiness and make it blossom."
To Be Two by Luce Irigaray
On “efforts to mobilise against the prostituting and trafficking of women for sexual and other abusive purposes. This is sometimes cast as solely a gender problem—yet there are hierarchies among women in the US & all over the world that contribute to a woman being prostituted or trafficked. Ethnically & socially marginal women have fewer economic options & are more vulnerable to traffickers.”
What I‘ve loved about Mary Daly‘s philosophy the way she understands Memory, how western society is premised on forgetting, forgetting that things ever were other than they now are. Once we lived in relation with our ancestors (Memory), and in relation with our forebears (Vision). Western civilisation forecloses these relations through forced forgetting, and it sets up a culture of coercion that is at odds with our deep need for tender intimacy
‘I don‘t find any basic contradiction or any tension between being a feminist, being a pan-Africanist, being a Black nationalist, being an internationalist, being a socialist, and being a woman.‘