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flamingbanjo

De-lurking for a moment to comment on "a tiny bubble of human rights for certain extremely privileged women - and that bubble is quite fragile."
Because I think it is well-said. I have been thinking on this very thing in a few discussions lately re. the beaten-to-a-pulp dead horse of "what is the definition of feminism?" as well as more generally in discussions of human rights. It often seems to me (living in a liberal enclave like Seattle) that those of us within the bubble mostly struggle for our own rights and those of our immediate cohort within the bubble while doing very little to even address the wide world outside the bubble.

In the midst of various struggles for greater economic opportunity within the most affluent society on the planet I often wonder if said gains amount to anything if the bulk of the people on Earth living in countries whose primary position in the world economy seems to be as a source for cheap labor and resources ever decide they'd like a little equality of their own. To what extent do the struggles of relatively privileged people for their "rights" (say for instance the right to be hired into management-level positions in a Fortune 500 company) preclude the efforts of those less-priveleged to their rights (say for instance the right to an education or medical care or the right not to be traded on the open market as property.)?

These are the things that keep me up nights.

Iris

I think I once mentioned to you one of my favourite films 'La Kermesse Heroique' which is set during the Dutch/Spanish war. It is the story of how the women of a town in Flanders save the place from attack by their intelligence and cunning. It is a comedy and available on DVD.

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