choice is not enough

Women have learned to describe everything they do, no matter how apparently conformist, submissive, self-destructive or humiliating, as a personal choice that cannot be criticized because personal choice is what feminism is all about.

Katha Pollitt

I love this statement, and find myself thinking of it or quoting it often.

Yesterday I saw its application to other spheres: in this discussion, and this continuation. It's not about women or feminism, but I think you'll see the connection.

Thank you to Canadian Cynic for letting us use his blog for what turned out to be a lengthy, off-topic discussion.

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