Sunday, September 18, 2011
Guinevere's Blog #4 Tannen/August
The other essay,"There is No Unmarked Woman" by Deborah Tannen, was a comparative pleasure to read, and felt like fair assessments of one person's observations regarding outer differences of men and women, and how this relates to the inner workings of our American culture. She notes that "To say anything about women and men without marking oneself as either feminist or anti-feminist, male-basher or apologist for men seems as impossible for a woman as trying to get dressed in the morning without inviting interpretations of her character" (Tannen, pg.145). This really says it all, as far as how tangled up and tongue-tied we have become, and I truly believe that if we would all step back for a moment and see that at the core of life there should be an innate and equal RESPECT for all beings, we could begin to heal all of this human mess we have made over the centuries.