Goodness, hasn’t WordPress changed since I was last here?!
I’m revisting today via a circuitous route, prompted initially by mention of my ‘Witchy-Woo hat’ a couple of days ago and ending with a lazy read round the blogosphere this afternoon. First off, thank you to everyone who’s left comments asking how I am and wishing me well. Life is good – better than ever, in fact – hope yours is too. I haven’t written here for over a year because real life has moved on apace and there simply hasn’t been the time to devote to regular blogging – there probably still isn’t! But I’m still radical feministing – currently heavily involved in a Europe-wide project around women, domestic violence and mental health as well as my work stuff (which is the same) and my volunteering (also the same). Yep, there’s still a neverending stream of women abused by men out there. Some things haven’t changed.
Which is the point of this post really. I haven’t really read any blogs for twelve months or more till this afternoon. I was heartened to find some new radfem bloggers prepared to take on the world – excellent writers positing logical arguments and brimming with conviction – the cyber-movement is safe without me. Phew! I was somewhat disheartened though to find the same old counter arguments being wheeled out – by many of the same old bloggers and commenters. It’s like a stuckness, a stagnentation that disenables any kind of forward movement for anyone which, I guess, is part of the point if you’re happy with the status quo and reluctant to embrace change even if it’d partially achieve some of your stated aims.
I was also by turns amused and stupified by the continuing radfem bashing that goes on on the blogosphere. Some bloggers, punters, pimps and enablers *still* appear to consider the personal vilification of certain radfems fair game in their quest to take over the world. Begs the question, why? Seems to me that if one is a dragon there’s little need to be fearful of a spark. Or is there… the bun fight post on this blog still receives an inordinate amount of hits and it happened *four years ago*! (And most of the radfem commenters on that post are no longer posting.) I find that really, really sad.
Personally, I can’t be arsed with rehashing the same old arguments with the same old monikers. Hats off to those who are hanging in there – keep up the good work – but I get easily bored by egos that think they’re bigger than arguments. I haven’t missed it and I think that, if I’m to begin regular blogging again, I need to re-evaluate my comments policy.
Wow. Just noticed – my blogroll is *so* out of date! I’ll get to it….