Thursday, 3 June 2010

Searching for feminine subjectivity

Sue and I were talking last night about female subjectivity would look like. It seems such a vast thing, something so overwhelming, I didn't know where to start. Then, I decided that this was something I needed to explore further, really get in to, really try to understand. Maybe to write about, in a blog or a booklet or something.

What would female subjectivity mean? It would change the world. Everything would change.

So, I wanted to ask some questions and it would be great if you could submit your answers to the questions in the comment section and help me see what this means to the women and men around me. I want to ask you about how you have experienced women in culture and history and society, to try and get a grip on how we experience femininity today and what it would take to see it differently, liberated from patriarchal constructs.

I don't know where i'm going with this. But i'm excited.

1. When you were at school, did your school exercises and problems feature boys and girls?

2. Who are the most famous authors in the world?

3. Who are your favourite authors and why?

4. What do you know about Queen Elizabeth 1st?

5. Who are the most famous women in history and what do you know about them?

6. Who is your hero?

7. Who do you consider to be iconic figures, past and/or present

8. How do you think women's bodies are portrayed in past and present society?

9. What do you think are honest and open representations of women's sexuality? Where are they?

10. What do you think feminine subjectivity is?

11. What do you feel makes you a woman?

12. What do you think society feels makes you a woman?

That's it for now. You don't have to answer all of them. Those questions were basically off the top of my head, so it isn't very scientific. If you think there are questions i should have asked, then comment and tell me. It would be really helpful!

I think there's something here we can really do, really say something about. I'm really over-the-top excited about it!

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