Kishi Chikudo, Tigers, 1895
This blog is about fiction, but as a woman I am interested in what is said about women, by women. Some things just don’t make sense. Some things must be said and should be heard. Political correctness should stop being used to distort and stump communication. There is the feminism that would like men and women to be as restrained as if life were a nun school. Equal, respectful, safe – and weak. And there is the feminism that wants men and women to enjoy life and give each other energy and passion. Equal, respectful, strong and happy.
painting by A. Ligabue (1899-1965)
For my part I can only quote the one feminist priestess that never whined, but roared:
“The tiger will never lie down with the lamb; he acknowledges no pact that is not reciprocal. The lamb must learn to run with the tigers.”
Or with the wolves…
Ah if in a paradise for writers Angela Carter and William Blake could discuss passion, desire, and respect. What a symposium. A Valhalla for literature.