Sunday, December 20, 2015

What I'd like to see in 2016

  • More women writing about things that don't just affect women's lives. Yes, talking about childbirth and menstruation are important, crucial even, since historically women have been told to shut up about those things, but I'd also like to see more women writing about national security or foreign politcs. Too often those topics are saved for "serious" reporters, most of whom are men. On the left, this is covert result of identity politics. It looks inclusives, but women are still too often ghettoized into writing about "women's issues."
  • Greater pushback from leftist writers when it comes to restrictions on speech. 2015 was a big year for speech code backlash, but the reactions on the far left were predictable to the point of being satirical.
  • The acknowledgment that liberal and progressive can't be used interchangeably.
  • A feminist truce. Older women shouldn't feel alienated from online feminism. Blue collar women need a voice, period.
  • No more empty signalling.