The Personal is Political (Or Something Like That)

The proposition sends shivers up some people’s spines when it’s perfectly innocuous and as neutral between political outlooks as 2+2=4.

If you disagree, please explain why you disagree.

The old feminist slogan?

What does “the proposition” mean to you. Can you explain it?

"Freedom is the freedom to say that 2+2=5. If that is granted, all else follows” -George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-four

Some people might consider it the other way around- the political is personal.

The proposition “the personal is political”.

Yes… what does that mean to you?

“Freedom is the freedom to say 2+2=4”. FTFY

You didn’t get it?

Oh, I get it. It’s just that that quote come from the main character, Winston Smith, writing in his journal. And in the book his quote is “ Freedom is the freedom to say 2+2=4”.

Yes, I know. And why is that freedom?