Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Feminist Quarells

An interesting read on how there are tons of other "isms" we live with not just sexism, racism, and classism but also fatism, thinism and more.

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, working in the early 1800s, developed a concept called the Other. The idea is that one way the sense of self is developed is through  what he or she is not. The concept is often used to explain racism and sexism. Here, it comes into play because both the large and the small women are struggling to make the other side the Other. They’re forcing them into this bad societal role, depicting them in a bad way while making their group look good.

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