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The Personal IS Political

Blessings Darlings!

We old folks, who remember feminist activism in the ’70’s, remember the mantra “the personal is political” – that is, a lot of what you personally experience is a result of what the Powers That Be allow/encourage.   Your experiences reflect systemic problems – they are not JUST ‘your problems.’  The phrase is just as true today, 40+ years later, as it was then.

To straighten out some of the big things in your life, you end up working against rather than with, ‘the system.’  And even if you kludge some sort of solution, it only helps you – it doesn’t solve the systemic problem.

Let me give you an example. I live in … Continue reading…