FEBRUARY 2005: A SEA OF LETTERS
My friend Kyla, a Master's candidate in Religious Studies, ICQ'ed this to Joel the other day:
"I got to talk to my class about Aviel today, using her work as an example of being a radical figure in an orthodox tradition while exemplifying the orthodox tradition and so dismantling both the liberal feminist model of "working within the system" meaning "adopting a male gender role" and the radical feminist model of "damn it all, I'm going to worship a tree" (nauzubillah). :) They were sort of buggy eyed, I really enjoyed that."
I had never thought of my work & life & choices in this way. & had I, I certainly could not have expressed them so succinctly. Never having attended university, I can think, but I cannot always write those thoughts eloquently. Perhaps that is why I became a copyist of the words of others...