Our very skill at hammering out a collective idea of what feminism “is,” or what it “has to be,” can submerge individual voices, and can forge a kind of fundamentalism that knows how to follow all the current rules, but not how to create new visions.
No matter who you are. No matter where you work. No matter how you identify. No matter how you flirt. No matter what you wear. No matter who you choose to love. No matter what you said before: NO ONE has the right to touch you without your consent. SlutWalk NYC is part of a worldwide grassroots movement challenging rape culture, victim-blaming and slut-shaming*, and working to end sexual and domestic violence.
So nice to see the organizers of SlutWalk quoted directly
, rather than being written about.
But what we, as a society, rarely talk about is what it takes to be the one open to change. We rarely discuss what it is like to have an opinion and, rather than clinging to it stubbornly, allowing oneself to be vulnerable to influence and novel insights.
From my piece
in The Christian Science Monitor about marriage, meaning, and cultural change.
Dancing alone at a wedding, definitely over the borderline.
In the course of history, there comes a time when humanity is called to shift to a new level of consciousness. That time is now.