Scribbles and observations towards a bigger world for sisters and daughters
However, my focus has mostly been is to ponder some of the softer and more intangible cans of worms in regards to the predicament of women in our contemporary western society. Maybe mainly because I
am a useless organizer and politician, but also due to how these psychological issues relate to my research in general. Illegal as well as legal abuse and discrimination are sadly still abundant and systematic here in the 21 century.The current political climate reminds us that the basic battles are far from over. Further, the contexts of women's issues are constantly being manipulated and that lots of both practical and theoretical work is imminently needed both here and around the world to improve rights.
I have a general interest in philosophically exploring how social practices are interwoven with our conceptions of both self and other and how social practices and individual meetings constitute specific social affordances, i.e. social action invitations and expectations. The social affordance space is inherently relational, a social interaction is not simply a string of independent actions, rather actions get their social meaning in a historically, culturally and psychologically loaded context and actions cannot be understood as properly social independently of the concrete meeting - the relational affordance space and power struc
tures they are acted into.
In regards to feminism I have long been curious to explore some areas where women engage in some degree of self-censoring and self-suppressing acts, and how these relate to both historical and current constraints and paradoxes of the present gendered and still largely male-dominated psychological and educational environment. Here a few somewhat random thoughts from an admittedly rather myopic heterosexual perspective - hopefully more complex gender perspectives will arise as I work through the ideas: