“Becoming-Woman?” In theory or in practice?
by Michal Osterweil, originally published in the premier issue of Turbulence, June 2007.
There are no shortcuts and if there are they are only “table tricks”. There is only experimentation as method and substance of the “becoming-movement”.
I think a big part of why many people have been so excited about the politics ushered in by the Zapatistas, Seattle, and Social Forums - to name just a bit of what constitutes the motley “movement of movements” many speak of-is because they embodied and posited deliberate reactions to the practical and theoretical failures of previous political approaches on the Left.