"For now– my reality, my experience, is the reality of by far most of the women on this planet"
the view confining reality to oneself and one's experiences.
The notion that it is impossible ever to know another person, so why bother? This ends up in an absolute egotism a refusal to acknowledge the needs or even existence of others.
The theory that self is the only object of real knowledge or that nothing but self exists.
The belief that no one exists other than oneself.
theory that the self is the only thing that can be known and verified, or that the self is the only reality.
Ah, but. What happens when the person who espouses the above sentiment swears up down and sideways that she is empathically (ha! nice typo: i meant to type EMPHATICALLY, of course) NOT self-absorbed, NOT an individualist, that she is NOT speaking for herself, that she is in fact working for, passionate about, -speaking for- ALL WOMEN?
I wanna get back to that, because it's related to these recent posts, and what we're rasslin' around with in the comments.
For now, I'll just say that I think it distills down to a few basic transactions. Frame them however you like. They go something like this:
"I'm cold. Put on a sweater."
"I want you to hurt like I hurt."
"I'm Every Woman! It's all in...meeeeeee"
"I am the Cosmos! I am the Walrus! Goo goo ca choob"
"I am you and you are he and he are we and we are come together..."
"You are hurting my fist with your face."
"You are hurting me by existing separately from me."
"You are hurting me by existing at all."
"You don't exist."