The view from 2525

On the one hand they considered women to be farther from sheer animality than men, hence: Be more angelic, less bestial, shave your legs, rid them of that animal-like hair.

On the other hand they considered women to be closer to nature, more biologically-oriented/constrained than men. “Women and children” as a group of simpler, more basic creatures, lacking agency, kind of like animals.

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Now that they’re extinct, nobody misses those crazy, contradictory “human” (!!) beings.

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Steven Welzer

The editor of Green Horizon Magazine, Steve has been a movement activist for many years (he was an original co-editor of DSA’s “Ecosocialist Review”).