2. I am also not doing the A-Z of beauty care meme, because I am not a pretty lady, and my beauty care regimen consists largely of making sure most of the food stays on the inside of my mouth.
3. Here, though, is something I said to a co-worker yesterday evening.
"It's difficult for me to even approach what feminism means to me. Since I am not a woman, there is a large part of me that thinks that I have no business calling myself a feminist, and that any such designation has to come from women. But what it comes down to is this: women are human. And when one group of humans is consistently oppressed – consciously or unconsciously, with or without their knowledge – it poisons the well, and makes all of us a little less human. I believe that not only are the social differences between men and women constructed and artificial, but even the physical differences are arbitrarily imbued with vice or value. Society's treatment of women since at least the dawn of agriculturalism has strangled human potential in more vast quantities than slavery, and sexism is more common, more acceptable, and more invidious than racism. As for women's potential, that is up to the women, but the work cannot even be begun until we become a society constantly on guard against, and at war with, sexism. For you to say that you dislike identifying yourself as a feminist because of the understandable excess of a few women so identified is just further proof of sexism's poisonous influence on us all.
On the other hand, you have a really hot ass, so I don't know what to think."