Monday, 16 July 2012
No offence meant
So my laptop is away getting worked on hence the absence of photos. But I have been thinking more about my last post and I was worried that my words perhaps upset or alienated people. My sentence about Simple Abundance where I said that not everyone is fulfilled by gardening cooking etc could do with more explanation. I am all for reclaiming the home and indeed take great pleasure in much of the domestic activity that goes on therein. It's just that I am all about reclaiming the workplace, the streets, Westminster as well (and many more unequal areas of women's lives). It is still an unequal world and our complex modern lives consist of seeking fulfilment, but also the struggle to get there, reconciling work and home. My own place in the world is a foot in both the domestic and the world of work. The book is also, though well intentioned not one for all women and it's solutions and activities are predominantly middle class I feel. I hope this explains more of what I meant and that I didn't make you feel diminished or offended. Sorry if that happened. It's all just my personal interpretation and yours will differ- for that I am sure. And that difference, the words it inspires is what brings me back to your blogs, just as much as the similarities.