Thursday, August 30, 2007


Power imbalances between the sexes are often defining historical factors of an era. Clearly, the "have-that-one-bathed-and-sent-to-my-tent" days are mostly behind us. That said, I'm not exactly sure what gender identities we're left with in the wake of our well-meaning attempts to create equality. It's like fiddling with hormones, or spices, or the color levels on your tv - once you start futzing...

Don't get me wrong, I'm not hollering for a return to previous inequalities. I'm just asking: Is "the modern condition" a euphemism for "confusion borne of tampering"?

("Ibi Dabo Tibi" from The Song of Songs by Eric Gill, 1925)


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