Apr 13 2012 ∞
“ So. Does your personal choice negate any conversation? When did we get to a place where ‘choice’ is the end to the conversation? Where your choice no longer must include context and mustn’t include political and theoretical foundation? Where there is no room for debate around the discourse of choice? When we frame choice as something that is solely about individuals and as something which is isolated from any larger context, it becomes much easier to present any and every ‘choice’ as feminist or as empowering. It also becomes dangerously easy to manipulate this rhetoric into something that actually limits choice for women. We have begun to fixate on ‘choice’ rather than on imagery or context, and have begun to use the word as a way to cloud inequity and a way to discourage questioning and criticism.
— The Trouble With Choosing Your Choice | The F Word (via discosherpa)