THE COMMUNE EPISODE

Thaddeus (or Theolonius, I am still not sure yet) goes off to a farm in upstate NY or Vermont (always chase the keys the girls are holding in their hands)

and so this:

http://modernfarmer.com/2015/01/women-farming/

 

THE FEMININE MYSTIQUE IN A NUTSHELL: A change in consciousness, rather than business, was the entire point:

Friedan’s famous phrase, “the problem that has no name,” often quoted to describe the condition of women in this society, actually referred to the plight of a select group of college-educated, middle- and upper-class, married white women—housewives bored with leisure, with the home, with children, with buying products, who wanted more out of life.

 

 

Sustainable separatism was the name of the game: when in 2009, Michael Pollan lambasted Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique as “the book that taught millions of American women to regard housework, cooking included, as drudgery, indeed as a form of oppression,” he overlooked an entire generation’s attempts to re-contextualize domestic work as a feminist undertaking.

 

OKAY WELL THAT’S YOUR FIRST MISTAKE

Arkansas’ “Yellowhammer” and Oregon’s “WomanShare.”

BUT THAT IS HOW THESE WOMAN ASSERTED THEIR IDEAS — THE EXACT WORDING THAT WOULD LEAD SKANKPOT ANGRRRLLS TO SING BARELY ON SOME PUNK CHORD KEY: I AM NOT A FEMINIST, AND YOU AGREED WITH HER, YOU COMPLETELY UNDERSTOOD.

AND THAT WAS BECAUSE OF THE OVERALL ‘SANTIMONIOUS-ICITY” OF ALL THAT LINE OF WORK. The need to lecture to the rest of us on what needs to be done as if we just don’t know and they have all the answers and there is no way an algorithm in their brain could be off a millisecond in the grand gaia scheme of things.

And so they ended up selling off the earth in the 80s, these same 60s free land loving school bus refurbishers — what the hell happened in the 80s? I feel like I have no idea what has really been going on in the world my whole life. No matter how much I study, report, analyze, assess and debrief, I haven’t a clue. It’s all mythical, farcical when not being senselessly tragic and I feel like I have been through a time warp.

 

NOW BACK TO THE SECOND MISTAKE WHICH STARTED BEFORE THE FIRST BUT NOBODY NOTICED:

 

“We can no longer ignore that voice within women that says: ‘I want something more than my husband and my children and my house.'” That “more” she defined as careers. She did not discuss who would be called in to take care of the children and maintain the home if more women like herself were freed from their house labor and given equal access with white men to the professions. She did not speak of the needs of women without men, without children, without homes. She ignored the existence of all non-white women and poor white women. She did not tell readers whether it was more fulfilling to be a maid, a babysitter, a factory worker, a clerk, or a prostitute than to be a leisure-class housewife.

 

 

and third, any belittling of atrocity especially the atrocity regulated by the rules of popular press:

 

Examined from a different perspective, it can also be seen as a case study of narcissism, insensitivity, sentimentality, and self-indulgence, which reaches its peak when Friedan, in a chapter titled “Progressive Dehumanization,” makes a comparison between the psychological effects of isolation on white housewives and the impact of confinement on the self-concept of prisoners in Nazi concentration camps.

 

 

SO clearly I need to show women reading this book, what it’s really saying about what’s really going on and hypocrisy on every side.

 

 

CITATIONS, UNORGANIZED

http://modernfarmer.com/2015/01/women-farming/

http://www.theatlantic.com/sexes/archive/2013/02/4-big-problems-with-the-feminine-mystique/273069/

 

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