You think I just don't understand, but I don't believe you.
Most people have noticed that I don’t really blog anymore. There are a number of reasons for this. Blogging is writing and writing is hard. It takes time, it takes effort, it takes thought. I find as I get older I have less and less energy to devote to this, this effort, which is not an effort that serves me personally. I don’t have a burning desire to share my opinions with a broader audience. I have done so because it seemed necessary. But there’s only so many ways you can express an idea; at least, there are so many ways I can express an idea. And the Internet, really, has done a great job of destroying the necessity to express your ideas in a nuanced, thoughtful, careful way. No one listens, attention spans are quick, page clicks and advertising drives the business of blogging. And really, when words don’t need…
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Essentialists are people who think there are personality traits or a sense of identity that determine maleness and femaleness. Recognizing sexual biology is entirely different. This ain’t rocket science, it’s just one of many obfuscations we routinely face.
I found your blog while looking up radical feminism, which I only recently learned about. I’ve been reading it all day, and looking at blogs you link to. There’s so much writing out there! Thank you for creating such an amazing resource.