Aug 28, 2012

Vulnerability: The New Girl Power
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Written by : Pat Novak| 0 | Science


It’s tempting to view the female confessional as apolitical. In fact, it’s a new form of feminism.

BY SADY DOYLE

I finally started sobbing-sobbing,” reads one entry from author and sometime New York Times correspondent Kara Jessella’s blog, “real crying, not illustrative crying, like leave me alone, you are terrorizing me, i just had a seizure like two weeks ago, i’ve been up all night, what is wrong with you? how could you treat anyone like this? much less ME? crying—and said if he really cared about my health why was he yelling at me.

The off-the-cuff presentation—a no-caps recap of a fight with a boyfriend, posted alongside a Kelly Clarkson song—is misleading. It’s very Internet. And thus, one might assume, very unserious. What you’d be missing, in such an analysis, is that this blog post is a harbinger of a new feminist moment.

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Pat Novak

Intuitive Counselor/Mentor for over twenty years.I Create, Curate and Integrate Content on the Human and Digital Experience. Inspiration, Enchantment and Shadow. I love people, thrive on exercise, the outdoors and time alone.
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Intuitive Counselor/Mentor for over twenty years. I Create, Curate and Integrate Content on the Human and Digital Experience. Inspiration, Enchantment and Shadow. I love people, thrive on exercise, the outdoors and time alone.

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