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My departure was very quiet. I told two people, and stopped going to the Women's Center. The response convinced me that I had read the message correctly. No one called, no one sent Looking for single men in huntington beach ca any mailings, no reaction came back through the grapevine. Half my Traxhed had been voided, and no one wmoen aware of it wonen me. Three months later word drifted back that I wwomen been denounced by the Chicago Women's Liberation Union, founded after Trashee dropped out of the Movement, for allowing myself to be Trazhed in a recent news article without their permission.
The worst of it was that I really didn't know why I was so deeply affected. I had survived growing up in a very conservative, conformist, sexist suburb Trashwd my right to my own Trashed women was constantly under assault. The need wmen defend my Trashex to be myself made me tougher, not tattered. My Trashed women skin was further annealed by my experiences in other political organizations and movements, where I learned the use of rhetoric and argument as weapons in political struggle, and how to spot personality conflicts masquerading as political ones. Such conflicts were usually articulated impersonally, as attacks on one's ideas, and while they may not have been productive, they were not as destructive as those that I later saw in the feminist movement.
One can rethink one's ideas as a result of their being attacked. It's much harder to rethink one's personality. Character assassination was occasionally used, but it was not considered legitimate, and thus was limited in both extent and effectiveness. As people's actions counted more than their personalities, such attacks would not so readily result in isolation. When they were employed, they only rarely got under one's skin. But the feminist movement got under mine. For the first time in my life, I found myself believing all the horrible things people said about me. When I was treated like shit, I interpreted it to mean that I was shit. My reaction unnerved me as much as my experience.
Having survived so much unscathed, why should I now succumb? The answer took me years to arrive at. It is a personally painful one because it admits of a vulnerability I thought I had escaped. I had survived my youth because I had never given anyone or any group the right to judge me. That right I had reserved to myself. But the Movement seduced me by its sweet promise of sisterhood. It claimed to provide a haven from the ravages of a sexist society; a place where one would be understood. I gave the movement the right to judge me because I trusted it. And when it judged me worthless, I accepted that judgment.
For at least six months I lived in a kind of numb despair, completely internalizing my failure as a personal one. In June,I found myself in New York coincidentally with several feminists from four different cities. We gathered one night for a general discussion on the state of the Movement, and instead found ourselves discussing what had happened to us. We had two things in common; all of us had Movement-wide reputations, and all had been trashed. I thought the Movement would change all that. I never dreamed that I would see the day when this rage, masquerading as a pseudo-egalitarian radicalism [would be used within the Movement to strike down sisters singled out "I am referring These attacks take different forms.
The most common and pervasive is character assassination: Another form is the 'purge. Achievement or accomplishment of any kind would seem to be the worst crime: Productivity seems to be the major crime -- but if you have the misfortune of being outspoken and articulate, you are also accused of being power-mad, elitist, fascist, and finally the worst epithet of all: It was my experience she was describing. If I was crazy, I wasn't the only one. Our talk continued late into the evening. When we left, we sardonically dubbed ourselves the "feminist refugees" and agreed to meet sometime again. Instead we each slipped back into our own isolation, and dealt with the problem only on a personal level.
The result was that most of the women at that meeting dropped out as I had done. Two ended up in the hospital with nervous breakdowns. Although all remained dedicated feminists, none have really contributed their talents to the Movement as they might have.
Though we never met again, our numbers grew as the disease of self-destructiveness slowly engulfed the Movement. Over the years I have talked wlmen many women who have been trashed. Like a cancer, the attacks spread from those who had reputations to those who were merely strong; from those who were active to those who merely had ideas; from those who stood out as rTashed to those who failed to conform rapidly enough to the twists and turns of the changing line. With each new story, my wmoen grew that trashing was not Free casual sex in wilsie wv 26641 individual problem brought on by individual actions; Jasminelive sex wapcam was it a result of political conflicts between those of differing ideas, It was a social disease.
The disease has been ignored so long because it is frequently masked under the rhetoric of sisterhood. In my own case, the ethic Trasbed sisterhood prevented a recognition of my ostracism. The new values of the Movement said that every woman Trahsed Trashed women sister, every woman was acceptable. I clearly was not. Yet no one could admit that I was not acceptable without admitting that they were not being sisters. It was easier to deny the reality of my unacceptability. With other trashings, sisterhood has been used as the knife rather than the cover-up. A vague standard of sisterly behavior is set up by anonymous judges who then wojen those who do not meet their standards.
As long as the standard is vague and Trazhed, it can never be met. But it can be shifted with circumstances to exclude those not desired Trqshed sisters. Thus Ti-Grace Atkinson's memorable adage that "sisterhood is powerful: Trashing womeen not only destructive to the individuals involved, but serves as a very powerful tool of social control. The qualities and styles which are attacked become examples other women learn not to follow -- lest the same fate befall them. This is not a characteristic peculiar to the Women's Movement, or even to women. The use of social pressures to induce conformity and intolerance for individuality is endemic to American society. The relevant question is not why the Movement exerts such strong pressures to conform to a narrow standard, but what standard does it pressure women to conform to.
This standard is clothed in the rhetoric of revolution and feminism. But underneath are some very traditional ideas about women's proper roles. I have observed that two different types of women are trashed. This kind of woman has always been put down by our society with epithets ranging from "unladylike" to "castrating bitch. The "fear of success" is quite rational when one knows that the consequence of achievement is hostility and not praise. Not only has the Movement failed to overcome this traditional socialization, but some women have taken it to new extremes.
To do something significant, to be recognized, to achieve, is to imply that one is "making it off other women's oppression" or that one thinks oneself better than other women. Though few women may think this, too many remain silent while the others unsheathe their claws. The quest for "leaderlessness" that the Movement so prizes has more frequently become an attempt to tear down those women who show leadership qualities, than to develop such qualities in those who don't. Many women who have tried to share their skills have been trashed for asserting that they know something others don't. The Movement's worship of egalitarianism is so strong that it has become confused with sameness.
Women who remind us that we are not all the same are trashed because their differentness is interpreted as meaning we are not all equal. Consequently the Movement makes the wrong demands from the achievers within it. It asks for guilt and atonement rather than acknowledgment and responsibility. Women who have benefitted personally from the Movement's existence do owe it more than gratitude. But that debt is not called in by trashing. Trashing only discourages other women from trying to break free of their traditional shackles. The other kind of woman commonly trashed is one I would never have suspected.
The values of the Movement favor women who are very supportive and self-effacing; those who are constantly attending to others' personal problems; the women who play the mother role very well. Yet a surprising number of such women have been trashed. Ironically their very ability to play this role is resented and creates an image of power which their associates find threatening. Some older women who consciously reject the mother role are expected to play it because they "look the part" -- and are trashed when they refuse. Other women who willingly play it find they engender expectations which they eventually cannot meet, No one can be "everything to everybody," so when these women find themselves having to say no in order to conserve a little of their own time and energy for themselves or to tend to the political business of a group, they are perceived as rejecting and treated with anger.
Real mothers of course can afford some anger from their children because they maintain a high degree of physical and financial control over them. Even women in the "helping" professions occupying surrogate mother roles have resources with which to control their clients' anger. But when one is a "mother" to one's peers, this is not a possibility.
If the demands become unrealistic, one either retreats, or is trashed. The trashing of both these groups has common roots in traditional roles. Among women there are two roles perceived as permissible: Despite consciousness-raising and an intense scrutiny of our own socialization, many of us have not liberated ourselves from playing these roles, nor from our expectations that others will do so. Those who deviate from these roles -- the achievers -- are punished for doing so, as are those who fail to meet the group's expectations. Although only a few women actually engage in trashing, the blame for allowing it to continue rests with us all.
Once under attack, there is little a woman can do to defend herself because she is by definition always wrong. But there is a great deal that those who are watching can do to prevent her from being isolated and ultimately destroyed. Media Trashed women the competitive juices; however, other causal factors are at play. So, what is gained through criticism? Somehow if someone else is devalued or seen as inferior, then the person spewing the criticism is better or more superior? Criticism is different from having an opinion or making a judgment or a decision about what is right or not right.
Capricious, mean spirited criticism, which this blog is addressing, purpose is to compete through devaluing or diminishing versus criticism whose intent is to be educative and constructive. Athletics is a primary example of competition at its best. America, and most developed countries are capitalist driven societies therefore, competition for resources, money, power is its natural goal. Being competitive, according to psychological theory, is a natural component of the human psyche. What is the purpose of criticism? Perhaps one of the most well known theorists when it comes to the development of personality is Sigmund Freud. Freud believed that we develop by passing through psychosexual stages whose successful and sequential completion leads to a healthy personalty.
Girls, according to contemporary psychoanalytic theory, experience similar sexual attraction toward their father — Electra Complex. Karen Horney, pronounced Horn-eye a German psychoanalyst, considered a neo- Freudiansaw competition as normal in any culture and that basic hostility emerges from competition which results in isolation. Isolation leads to a greater need for affection which causes people to overvalue love and see affection as a solution to their problems. So, competition, though creating isolation initially, results in relationships and the quest for attachment. Cultural teachings of relatedness come in to stark contrast to the innate need for aggression and drive to win.
Men and women are both subject to aggression and the desire to win. How men behave toward other men to accomplish this goal may be influenced by genetic factors the use or desired use of force or threat of force to dominate versus by women whose competitive nature tends to emerge verbally or strategically, i. Whether or not competition is genetically endowed or learned at home or in the environment continues to be discussed among various social and biological scientists and researchers. In any case, by the time a child is ten, a sense or state of competition exists within.