Thursday, August 2, 2007
Reading Diary: I Like Mine Hot
I've been thinking a lot about Chapter 8 of Wendy Shalit's book, the one called "Feminism's (Mild) Fourth Wave." The chapter’s title of course begs the question: Is mildness the choicest term? My dictionary defines “mild” as gentle, easy-going, and slow to get angry. Lightly flavored and not strong, hot, spicy, or bitter in taste. Pleasant and temperate and not excessively hot or cold. I prefer mine hot, but hey, I’ll admit: It takes all kinds.