Why make a case for feminism?

It’s a banal assertion.

A special dispensation

For half the population?

Patriarchal culture

Makes inequity seem nature.

There shouldn’t be an issue.

Different, perhaps, but equal.


I couldn’t make my writing group this week, but the topic on which I should have written was Feminism.  I promised I’d write something for my blog, so here it is.   It didn’t take long, and I’m not really satisfied with it, but I don’t know how far my reticence in posting has to do with my fear of being misunderstood.  In saying that this issue is (or should be) a non-issue, I’m not denying the horrific “naturalness” of patriarchal culture, of which the young women recently gang-raped and then hanged in India are one recent instance.


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