Days One, Two, and Three
I realize it must seem like I kind of hate second wave feminism. This is totally not the case-- I just have to be incredibly critical of it. I get a little pissed off when I see the word "feminine" in part because of my own personal struggle with femininity and my body. Of course, I know that I couldn't exist as I do now if it weren't for these writers whom I sometimes find "problematic." I am myself because of the options I was given.
I try to keep in mind a funny little story about the person I'd be if I had been born a decade or two earlier. I'd maybe be a pretty butch lesbian who wears earrings once in awhile. Or maybe I would have come out of lesbian feminism's rejection of femininity into androgyny and a crew cut. I don't know exactly. The point is that I constantly have to not only remind myself of the context of each text, but also of the context of my own being.
I'm really happy that we watched some of "Nobody's Business." It's good to see someone fight to the end to finish their story. I believe that too many points of view are still silenced, and it's part of my personal journey to make sure that more voices are heard and seen. For me, film/video is the ultimate storytelling medium because with it there are so many ways that I can tell and show you so many ideas at once.