Cultural Imperative: women are not supposed to enjoy themselves and that invisible, apparent given has constrained our imaginations and our horizons so definitively that the sum-total of the feminist project often seems to be the defensive articulation of rights.
Instead, we’re defending against incursion or trying to protect ourselves from violation, juridically and cultural. The sociopolitical bar is set so low that considering pleasure and joy seems frivolous and impossible.
But what would our lives and our politics and our culture be like if women living joyful lives was a priority? Or even a prospect?
That’s what this book is about.