Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday Night Common Sense

I've been reading a book that I selected to review for one of the many locations I write for. I selected the anthology Fist of the Spider Woman: Tales of Fear and Queer Desire edited by Amber Dawn because I've never seen or heard of such an anthology before.

Today's common sense comes from the Introduction of the anthology written by Amber Dawn. I included this sentence in my review as well because it struck me as so true and honest. Dawn discusses how we discuss fear with our peers and how we create spaces that have some level of "safety" for us, and states:

creating safety—from staffing rape crisis centers to organizing queer sex parties—largely remains women’s work” (p. 10).

Yes, yes, yes! This is still women's work!

And I can't leave you without one of my favorite remakes of the Kate Bush song "This Woman's Work" by Maxwell who did not change any of the pronouns!

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