You may have noticed that the quote at the top of this blog had changed. We have replaced "I became a feminist as an alternative to becoming a masochist" with "Feminism is the radical notion that women are people".
We had an e-mail from a reader who saw our previous quote as being a statement about mascochism as a sexual practice/preference/desire. We agreed that that wasn't a message that we wanted to send to readers.
While I didn't understand the quote in the same way as our reader, I do prefer this quote. I don't think the choices are to fight oppression or to enjoy it. I think the options for women are much more complicated than that, and resistance is often much more about hope than suffering. In contrast, I love the many different ways you can understand 'the radical notion women are people.'
Anyway I thought this would be a good opportunity to gather reader feedback. Are there things that make the hand mirror welcoming or unwelcoming? Accessible or inaccessible?