Friday, April 11, 2008

Reform vs. revolution (by Suzie)

         A sign lit up the darkness: “Revolution is here.” I thought, “Finally.” Then I realized it was just a veterinarian advertising a flea killer. Although disappointed in the scope of this revolution, I do favor the killing of fleas.
         Like many feminists, I feel the tension between reform and revolution. I would prefer radical change, but I’ll take what I can get.
         This reminds me of a quote from Naomi Wolf’s “Fire With Fire”: “Even given all of capitalism’s injustices, pending ‘the revolution,’ women are better off with the means of production in their own hands.”
         Debate if you want.
  (This message was approved by Ginger the Chihuahua, who monitors my computer monitor, which took this photo.)