An often unacknowledged dynamic at work is the pressure that groups put on each other to conform to a given, essentialisms are not only externally defined 'constructed mechanisms'.
Thank you very much Ali. Tacit (or not) suppression of internal dissent is just as powerful.
I know that this thread has already dried on the vine and blown away some days ago, but nevertheless I'm going to commit the gauchery of the latecomer.
It's a Rubex cube in play.
good lord, I'm lost with the tokenism discussions - the gender necessities of writing are completely irrelevant to me. I care about what is said rather then the "distinctions" of the person who has said it.
I just wanted to say bugger- I thought my days of reading blogs were coming to an end. Seems I'm mistaken. I will be checking up on this Emma chick a lot more. She sounds pretty choice