Exactly what I noticed. I laud her point about refusal to pose in the intro and her resolve to refuse sexist pressure tactics, but in the main story of the piece she allows the mention of her relationship and her child to obscure the “mega star” compliment. The overstatement weakens her argument, and you are right about perpetual agrievement. It is another example of something I see often in feminist work: unless the achievement is accomplished wholly apart from and without men, it doesn’t count as a success. And that’s not society’s verdict, but women’s verdict. We berate and exhaust ourselves over the idea that we must to it, whatever it is, on our own.

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