I think that most of the pieces we've read thus far indicate that the distinction between personal and political is artificial - the personal is always political. Even the smallest issue, like what clothes we put on in the morning, becomes political when you consider who made the clothes (most likely someone who was not being paid a livable wage, or did not have the power to unionize, or who works in a developing country with which the US has an exploitative relationship) and what the clothes mean (baggy jeans don't send the same message as skinny jeans). I was particularly struck by the pieces on abortion. The legal justification for the right to choose is privacy, but no abortion is ever private, by virtue of women's place in society, the color of the woman's skin, the relationship she has or does not have with her partner, etc. Women with disabilities must contend with a long history of eugenics and dominant notions of the "valued" life (which for women includes not just being a mother, but being a "good" mother). Housework is another good example - not only must one consider not only if the work itself is valued, but if the person doing the work is valued (this, i would say, is the difference between paying your kid $10 per week to do the laundry and take out the trash versus paying a domestic worker that wage: it means something entirely different to deny adult women who have families and must support themselves, and who have a history of being denied proper compensation in America, a living wage, and it speaks to the value we assign them as people, as women, and as women of color). For these reasons, I think pretty much every issue is political, and every political issue is a feminist issue, and that's how it should be. When you live in a society that has been so thoroughly permeated by patriarchy, as ours have, it's impossible for any significant issue to have been shielded from it. But once we recognize that an issue is both political and a feminist issue, then resistance can be articulated (a la Betty Friedan).