Sunday, November 04, 2007

Quick Note, mostly to self

I want to write at length on the subject (it has been intriguing me for years now), but I shall dash off a quick note now so that I will remember to do the post later. I just got off reading Shashi Deshpande's The gendered reader in The Hindu Literary Review and am so amazed that the whole issue of validation by the men out there is still so important to the women. Why are we still seeking such kind of approval? Why is it causing so much of angst that every so often women have to write so much about it? It is about time we said, "Oh Christ... I couldn't care less", like Doris Lessing remarked when asked how she felt on being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Be back to to this topic soon.