Are feminists supposed to be perfect?


And thanks to Amanda Marcotte for reminding us of this.  Katha Pollitt’s new book includes an essay on the fear of driving.  Would you believe it? 

Deborah Soloman’s challenge to Pollitt’s admission gets the following response:

Just because you are part of a social-justice movement, which is how I think of feminism, that doesn’t mean you are some brick wall of impermeable stalwartness in every area. Feminism, for me, is not about presenting a facade of perfect strength to the world.

Enough said.