On my mind:
Radfeminism vs. I-Choose-My-Choice-in-a-Vacuum-With-No-Greater-Social-Implications Pomo Funfem. The bullshit, it burns. Our choices exist in the context of patriarchal capitalism, which narrows them — especially when we’re poor/young/aged/queer/of color. But! patriarchal capitalism has a vested interest in telling us that we have LOTS of choices, all of which are equally relevant: Law school or porn actress? Hey, choose your choice! And this is why the word “disingenuous” was coined. No choice exists in a socio-cultural-economic vacuum, and no choice is valid unless it exists alongside other choices that are both feasible and accessible to the chooser.
Education. Am a secomd-year high school teacher at the age of 38 because the ass fell out of print journalism (by the end, it was as relevant as being a Victrola salesperson). Talk to me about feminist pedagogy.
The iron. I pick up heavy weights. I put them down. I pick them up again. If I hear one more woman say she’s afraid of “bulking up,” my 108-pound body will throw itself to the floor and kick and scream of its own accord.
Nutrition. Don’t eat things that aren’t food. Don’t eat things your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.
Aging. I pay attention to what happens to middle-aged and elderly women.