I used to be one of those academic elite who knew what was correct to care about, but I've recently realized that I have become politically incorrect. It's not that I don't want equality or environmental health or an end to wars. Of course, I do. It's just that my mind is all aflutter with mommy-dom.
You say environmentalism, I think of breastfeeding and cloth diapers, cleaning green in the home, avoiding plastics in my daughters day, being careful about when/which vaccinations to give her.
You say feminism, I think of birth, ICAN/ preventing unnecessary c-sections, and getting high profile celebs to stop having elective c-sections.
You say end wars, stop being the world's police and I think about being a stay at home mom, responding sensitively to my children's needs and maintaining peace and civility in my own home.
So, I guess I have come off of the world scene in most ways. I don't read the right books & articles or travel to the right countries anymore. I haven't seen the right films or debated the right issues over fair trade coffee. I'm just a little suburban housewife building a big world piece by piece for a little person.