chapter  9
19 Pages

Reality and change

This chapter explores issues of how a feminist transformation of the exploitative sociosexual structure can come about, and of how the theorization of such a transformation is related to the way to understand the fundamental structure of social being generally and of sociosexual existence specifically. It deals with the issue of how women, whom the author sees as the principal agents of feminist transformation since their interest in it is more urgent and actual than men's, can find a way out of the current contradictions of love. The chapter then explains a dialectic between two modes of feminist struggle, where the first aligns with more traditional collectivist conceptions of feminist politics, whereas the second, which draws in particular on the depth ontology of metaReality but also on the work of Irigaray, can be said to be ultimately spiritual in character. The strategy of collective female withdrawal operates mainly on the causal terrain of relative reality.