Thursday, March 15, 2007

Swear to Green Tara, Back In The Late Seventies, I Though We Had This Shit Licked

Whatever it takes, indeed.


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Hecate. I hope you're having a glorious day filled with pleasures to warm you from the tips of your tears of laughter to your very toes.

P.S. Did you scan that postcard for this? It looks like it's been well-loved.

Aquila ka Hecate said...

It's your birthday?
Happy! Happy!(as we say in this country).

So many wonderous Piscean bloggers out there.

Seriously though, this article struck a deep, resonating chord.

We have this problem in spades in South Africa - we're striving for the empowerment of women,and in a partially-third-world country this isn't easy.
Not least because so many of our men are pathologically patriarchal in their very bones.

I see women trying to 'do it all' all the time.

It doesn't help that our extremely materialistic society is also, by and large, extremely religious.

So the women go out to work, often earning more than their husbands, but the sense of guilt they bear for this is enourmous.

I'm also the primary breadwinner in my household, but I have been blessed up to now with a partner who truely is a partner, in all senses of that word.

Terri in Joburg