[Quoting Tami] "But the imprint of what transpired during the 2008 elections is firmly stamped on the way I view the feminist movement and progressive causes."
Yeah, and the imprint of what transpired last year is firmly stamped on the way I view the anti-racist movment and progressive causes.
March 23, 2009 5:25 PM
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Women's History Month blog carnival: Response to Anonymous
In response to my post, Jaded, about the 2008 presidential election's affect on me, an anonymous commenter said:
It's funny, I didn't have the visceral reaction to the comment above that Heart did. I read the quote from Anonymous and recognized it as a bit of a dig-- a way of perhaps calling B.S. on my discussion of racism in the presidential election. I've had these discussions about the battle for the Dem nomination elsewhere in the femisphere. It was all about sexism; there was no racism. It was all about racism; there was no sexism. In truth, there was a whole lot of both. I felt both, but the racism more keenly. But as I said in my post yesterday, I'm done preaching to the converted and trying to change cemented opinions. I read the anonymous comment (I understand that some folks don't wish to go to the trouble of signing up with Google to post under a name, so I give the commenter a pass on that.), sighed, rolled my eyes a bit and approved it, because it's instructive to realize that these schisms exist (and maybe because I felt it proved my point about hostility toward anti-racism within feminism, though Heart is right, I don't know that Anon is a feminist.).
But what just struck me just now, is that I may not have been so dispassionate about the comment above 12 months ago. Evidence of my jadedness? Probably. I simply no longer feel the need to be understood by those who don't care to understand me. Is that evidence of progress?