this is the subject of the best email i got in my inbox yesterday. partly because the “school thing” refers to a story i am writing for the new york post. um, yeah. writing for the post allows me to fund my radical feminist education, which consists of writing 20 page papers about things most people dont care about, like consciousness-raising. that particular paper has a pretty extensive bibliography that lists articles and books with names like “liberation therapeutics: from moral renewal to consciousness-raising,” “free space: a perspective on the small group in womens liberation,” and, my favorite, “the erotics of talk.”
“i am so proud of myself for realizing that you were exactly the person to ask about CR!!!” liza responded after i sent it to her.
last year, i told my MA class, with a straight face, that my scholarly interests included “talk” and i once felt like i had mentioned CR in so many NYT articles that i imposed a moratorium on myself.
i love this photo of the redstockings doing CR by mary ellen mark. please note the sign in the background that says “bitch sisters bitch.”
i, personally, rarely need encouragement.