Okay, so bear with me on this, but I’m a Power Ranger.
I’m a Power Ranger, riding around in a big robot, and I like to think that big robot is Dragonzord, because I also can’t name six prehistoric beasts without having to make some up.
Because, right, right, basically, I am my brain, and my brain is me. The rest of me is basically a support system for my brain. My heart and my lungs are pretty useful, but I am not my heart and my lungs. My heart and lungs are replaceable. It’s a bit of a bastard if I have to replace them, but it can be done. My brain can’t be replaced. My heart and lungs aren’t sitting around going, “Hey, I’m a heart and lungs!” My brain, even as we speak, is sitting here, going, “Hey, I’m a brain! I’m ugly and squishy and I ride around on top of this big messy body that needs to be refuelled and rested all the time!” I can cut off a hand, and I don’t stop being me. If I cut off my brain, I pretty much stop being anything.
So, essentially, if I define myself and my brain as being synonymous, which I do, what I actually am is a small creature that has to ride around in a much bigger complex machine, in order to effectively engage with the world. A Power Ranger needs a big Zord because sometimes the monsters they fight are much bigger than them. I need a big body (A ZIORD) , because if I went around just as a brain, people wouldn’t react very well to it. Also, I would suffocate. I am independent of my body, but reliant upon it.
Also, if I touch anything, it explodes, and they had to recast me as American in order to sell in foreign markets.
“From the outset, reformist white women with class privilege were well aware that the power and freedom they wanted was the freedom they perceived men of their class enjoying. Their resistance to patriarchal male domination in the domestic household provided them with a connection they could use to unite across class with other women who were weary of male domination. But only privileged women had the luxury to imagine working outside the home would actually provide them with an income which would enable them to be economically self-sufficient. Working-class women already knew that the wages they received would not liberate them.
Reformist efforts on the part of privileged groups of women to change the workforce so that women workers would be paid more and face less gender-based discrimination and harassment on the job had positive impact on the lives of all women. And these gains are important. Yet the fact that the privileged gained in class power while masses of women still do not receive wage equity with men is an indication of the way in which class interests superceded feminist efforts to change the workforce so that women would receive equal
pay for equal work.”—