Things have been busy over here – the end of the semester, the end of the teaching year, some traveling – and this poor blog has been sitting here untouched for weeks. I know, I know, my silence has rendered your lives devoid of meaning, and for that I apologize. I did write something about the FEMEN protests a month ago, for the World Moms Blog (which you should be following on your own, if you’re not already). These protests –the so-called “topless jihadists”– make me wonder about the best way to start a revolution: do you crash into things from the outside or work from within, or some combination of the two? FEMEN seems, in some respects, to be literalizing that which we all already know: politics is full of boobs, right? I mean, just look at the US Congress, for one simple example.
Click here to read my post. I’d love to know what you think about this “protest:” useful? publicity mongering? somewhere in-between?