Thursday, 13 October 2016

On Conflating the Personal Life with the Publlic life

From RRW
JFK And Women: Was John F. Kennedy a Feminist?
Perhaps the biggest lesson here is that questions like “was Kennedy good for women?” are misleadingly simplistic. They unintentionally conflate the personal with the professional, and require more than one word to answer (more like 1,400 words, at current count). Kennedy was good for the women of the nation, bad for the women in his immediate vicinity, and that’s probably about as close to an answer as we’re ever going to get.

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