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Friday Feminist – Cordelia Fine

Cross posted

You have heard, no doubt, the saying that the personal is the political. Based on his own experiences within a marriage in which we struggle against convention to split things equally, my husband has developed his own, expanded version of this motto. As he would state it, “The school drop-off is the political, the staying home when the kids are sick is the political, the writing of the shopping list is the political, the buying of the birthday presents is the political, the arranging of the baby-sitter is the political, the packing of the lunch boxes is the political, the thinking about what to have for supper is the political, the remembering of the need to cut the children’s toenails is the political…”

Cordelia Fine (2010), Delusions of Gender, New York: W. W. Norton and Company, Inc., pp. 79 – 80.

One response to “Friday Feminist – Cordelia Fine

  1. Profligate Promiscous Strumpet August 28, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    I am in love with this quote. It’s probably a little bit long to tattoo onto my body though… :). I am a SAHM and this is what I mean when I say to my husband ‘you don’t have to worry the details’. Those things listed take up a lot of brain space and time. Oh so much brain space and time!

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