Sometimes I visit blogs on the Today’s Hot Blogs list at the WordPress main page. This morning it was a feminist blog that says it’s “anti-subordination, woman-only, woman-centered, woman-friendly, and open to all women.” Which is a lot to contemplate before dawn over my first cup of coffee.
I went there in preference to clicking the link to number 1 on the WordPress list of Today’s Hot Posts, which is: “IO doesn’t matter: telling C programmers the key to the Haskell weltanschauung.” Uh-huh.
So there I was, scrolling down the main page of this feminist blog which warned me at the top that the proprietor isn’t the “fun” kind of feminist, and I get to this:
What’s up with the several, by now, feminist bloggers who have straight up written that if someone offered them money, they’d take it, even if it meant compromising their political and feminist principals? If we don’t take our own politics and feminist principals seriously enough that we won’t sell out, how can we argue that they are worthwhile to begin with?
Well, sure. I’d hate to see any feminist principals be compromised and even lose their jobs, just because a feminist blogger took money for writing. I don’t know about “political” principals, though. I think most public schools do a better job of educating their kids when the principals confine their political activities to their own time.
The picture above shows the personalized license plates I had on my car back in the 1980′s. The best I could do with the six-character limit on personalized plates in effect at that time.
UPDATE: the blogger has now corrected her post, changing”principals” to “principles.” Which is of course what she meant to write in the first place. But I still think we need feminist principals so I’m leaving this post in place. And I thank her for a little Friday morning levity which I really needed.