Re-reading The …

08/04/2012

Re-reading The Tyranny of Structurelessness with an eye to recent events is…telling. I think my bitter laugh has other places to be right now, but god and damn.

HELLOOO:

Thus structurelessness becomes a way of masking power, and within the women’s movement is usually most strongly advocated by those who are the most powerful (whether they are conscious of their power or not). As long as the structure of the group is informal, the rules of how decisions are made are known only to a few and awareness of power is limited to those who know the rules. Those who do not know the rules and are not chosen for initiation must remain in confusion, or suffer from paranoid delusions that something is happening of which they are not quite aware.

from here.

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