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When the Menopause Carnival Comes to Town | Topic
"Want to feel like your body and mind are suddenly on fire? Step right up."

"Is this some kind of metaphor?"
mimi_pond  comic  painting  image  menopause  carnival  freak  aging  women  growing_up 
january 2019 by cluebucket
Nontraditional Employment for Women
nyc  work  employment  women  job  *to_do 
august 2017 by cluebucket
The Unsettling Vision of Rei Kawakubo - The New Yorker
In Kawakubo's voluminous clothes one felt provocative yet mysterious and protected. They weren't sized, they weren't conceived on a svelte fitting model, then inflated to a sixteen. Their cut had the rigor, if not the logic, of modernist architecture, but loose flaps, queer trains, and other sometimes perplexing extrusions encouraged a client of the house to improvice her own style of wearing them. ... these 'multiple open endings' were a tactic for liberating female dress from an 'omniscient male narrator.'"
judith_thurman  2005  2000s  newyorker  rei_kawakubo  1980s  paris  japan  fashion  design  designer  comme_des_garçons  style  clothing  writing  women  textile  brutalism  rebel  tokyo 
march 2017 by cluebucket
A woman's lowly place in Japan, mirrored in its language | The Japan Times
女(おんな) woman
奴隷(どれい) slave
姦しい(かしましい) noisy
姦する(かんする) to rape, seduce, assault
嬲り殺し(なぶりごろし) death by torture
嫉む(そねむ) jealousy
女性的(じょせいてき) woman-like
男勝り(おとこまさり) man-surpasser
女以下(おんないか) worse than a woman
良妻賢母(りょうさいけんぼ) good wives & wise mothers
花嫁修業(はなよめしゅぎょう) bridal training
永久就職(えいきゅうしゅうしょく) eternal employment (marital duties)
玉の輿に乗る(たまのこしにのる) marrying a man far richer than oneself
石女(うまずめ) stone woman
畜生腹(ちくしょうばら) beast womb


via Osaka Josh  japanese  language  word  etymology  kanji  gender  women  patriarchy  matriarchy  negative  misogyny  meaning  insult  kittredge_cherry  book  review  sophie_knight  1987  1980s  2017  2010s  definition  phrase  womensword  birth  genitalia  sexism  society  marriage  belief  rape  shinto  employment  tradition  vocabulary 
february 2017 by cluebucket
9. A Servant to Servants. Frost, Robert. 1915. North of Boston
"And I can agree to that, or in so far
As that I can see no way out but through"
robert_frost  north_of_boston  1915  1910s  poem  poetry  servant  farm  work  labor  mental_health  freedom  cage  women 
january 2017 by cluebucket
Being Beguine | Sisters of the Valley
"If no-one objects to the rather bizarre notion that nuns wear their wedding dresses daily, to re-live their marriage to God, then certainly people can wrap their heads around the concept of a Sisterhood of women who work with cannabis plants, make home-made tonics and tinctures, and support themselves through their own labors and without need of alms?
"They object because there are no men in charge here. They object because there is no male-founded, male-run, male dominated church here. There are men here, of course, but they don’t run the show. Furthermore, our order is ‘self-formed’ and, as ‘weed-nuns’, we are self-declared, which makes us empowered, and the old grey-haired white dudes running the central valley of California find that to be frightening.
"In case you hadn’t heard, we are leaving a two-hundred-thousand-year-old period of male energies ruling the planet and are entering the age of feminine energies ruling the planet. We are leaving our ‘conquer all’ mentality that formed our civilizations and we are entering an age of preservation, nurturing, nesting. Of course, female energies must now rule, if we want to keep our people inhabiting this planet. (Never mind Trump, Brexit, Geert Wilders, Marine Le Pen, and the others of their ilk, they represent the last gasp of a dying paradigm. You didn’t think the conquerors would go down without a fight, did you? But worry not — hate is not a sustainable political platform.)"  catholicism  christianity  nun  sister  beguine  religion  cannabis  california  agriculture  marriage  sisterhood  weed  women  feminism  power  tradition  land  ceremony  energy  politics  service  activism  spirituality  bible  latin  tincture  salve  product  history  persecution 
december 2016 by cluebucket
pro-life-belief-chart.png (575×1330)
Is this policy consistent with the belief that women should face consequences for having sex?
image  chart  policy  law  png  abortion  health  morality  logic  government  belief  fallacy  punishment  women  sex  breakdown  takedown 
november 2016 by cluebucket
The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction by Ursula K. Le Guin
"We've heard it, we've all heard all about all the sticks spears and swords, the things to bash and poke and hit with, the long, hard things, but we have not heard about the thing to put things in, the container for the thing contained. That is a new story. That is news."
"The trouble is, we've all let ourselves become part of the killer story, and so we may get finished along with it. Hence it is with a certain feeling of urgency that I seek the nature, subject, words of the other story, the untold one, the life story."
ursula_le_guin  author  theory  writing  1986  1980s  sci-fi  fiction  essay  work  story  narrative  caveman  hunting  action  virginia_woolf  container  bag  elizabeth_fisher  tool  lillian_smith  human  women  hero  book  quote 
october 2016 by cluebucket
SPIN - Google Books
omg full color scan time capsule. what a weird/fun/conflicty/contradictory time to be coming of age

the ads are also killin me :-D
spin  magazine  1997  1990s  scan  image  google_books  girl  nostalgia  feminism  riot_grrrl  culture  music  fiona_apple  women  musician  true_crime  list 
october 2016 by cluebucket
The Sensualist - The New Yorker
"Seducing another man’s wife could be forgiven; a bad poem, clumsy handwriting, or the wrong perfume could not."

"In Chapter 4, titled 'Yugao,' Genji comes across a run-down house, the abode of a young woman he is about to seduce.

Waley describes the entrance like this: 'There was a wattled fence over which some ivy-like creeper spread its cool green leaves, and among the leaves were white flowers with petals half-unfolded like the lips of people smiling at their own thoughts.'

Seidensticker: 'A pleasantly green vine was climbing a board wall. The white flowers, he thought, had a rather self-satisfied look about them.'

Tyler: 'A bright green vine, its white flowers smiling to themselves, was clambering merrily over what looked like a board fence.'

Washburn: 'A pleasant-looking green vine was creeping luxuriantly up a horizontal trellis, which resembled a board fence. White flowers were blooming on the vine, looking extremely self-satisfied and apparently without a care in the world.'”
ian_buruma  newyorker  tale_of_genji  genji  2015  2010s  review  literature  book  11th_century  translation  murasaki_shikibu  novel  seduction  sex  poetry  dennis_washburn  heian  平安  adultery  源氏物語  junichiro_tanizaki  ivan_morris  buddhism  style  privilege  royalty  sei_shonagon  pillow_book  gender  men  women  royall_tyler  13th_century  history  japanese  1930s  arthur_waley  1976  1970s  edward_seidensticker  prose  moral  utagawa_kunisada  hishikawa_moronobu  polygamy  culture 
march 2016 by cluebucket
The Only Thing I Envy Men - The New Yorker
I like this opening:
"I have often, in the past decade or so, wanted to write something about “women writers,” whatever that means (and whatever “about” means), but the words “women writers” seemed already to carry their own derogation, and I found the words slightly nauseating, in a way that reminded me of that fancy, innocent copy of “Little Women” that I had received as a gift as a child but could bear neither to look at nor throw out. What was I going to say?"
rivka_galchen  writing  reading  newyorker  author  women  2016  2010s  virginia_woolf  helen_dewitt  evelyn_piper  dorothy_hughes  vera_caspary  patricia_highsmith  rachel_ingalls  fiction  genre  noir  crime  japan  natsuo_kirino  taeko_kono  shirley_jackson  claude_lévi-strauss  gender  denis_johnson  muriel_spark  envy  baby  yoko_ogawa  essay  arnold_schwarzenegger 
march 2016 by cluebucket
In oral arguments for the Texas abortion case, the three female justices upend the Supreme Court’s balance of power.
"I counted two instances in which Roberts tried to get advocates to wrap up as Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor simply blew past him with more questions. There was something wonderful and symbolic about Roberts losing almost complete control over the court’s indignant women, who are just not inclined to play nice anymore."

slate  dahlia_lithwick  scotus  court  politics  abortion  choice  feminism  law  elena_kagan  sonia_sotomayor  ruth_bader_ginsburg  texas  2016  2013  2010s  HB2  clinic  health  women  argument  logic  takedown 
march 2016 by cluebucket
Hillary Clinton: The Leader You Want When The World Ends
now I'm writing long insane comment responses on BzzFeed thingies under my full name, oh great

I stand by it though bc this 'essay' was 'really weird and not insightful'  eileen_myles  prose  poet  hillary_clinton  election  candidate  politics  feminism  weird  politician  2016  2010s  women  misogyny  1990s 
february 2016 by cluebucket
Chris Rock: 'I've Never Gone Into Battle Without A Black Woman' | xoNECOLE
"Rock went on to further support his point, admitting that not only did he have to fight to get actress Tichina Arnold cast as the mom in Everybody Hates Chris, a sitcom-biopic based on Rock’s own life, he hinted that they wanted to cast a non-Black woman for the role. ... Wait, what?"
chris_rock  interview  hollywood  casting  actor  tichina_arnold  black  women  discrimination  racism  oscars  tv  film 
february 2016 by cluebucket
"So what does an anti-choice woman do when she experiences an unwanted pregnancy herself? Often, she will grin and bear it, so to speak, but frequently, she opts for the solution she would deny to other women -- abortion."
joyce_arthur  2000  2000s  canada  pro-choice  abortion  anecdote  protest  hypocrisy  choice  secret  america  australia  europe  1990s  health  women  logic  fallacy  pregnancy 
february 2016 by cluebucket
How abortion opponents secretly bought a Va. abortion clinic to deceive women - The Washington Post
"Did they consider reporting a sexually active 11-year-old to authorities?
"'Oh no, we don't do that. We're not doctors, so we don't have to,' Lohman said."
petula_dvorak  washingtonpost  virginia  clinic  abortion  rights  anti-choice  deception  amethyst  A-A-A  crisis  pregnancy  manassas  health  women  pat_lohman  real_estate  bvm_foundation  indiana  2015  2016  2010s  alena_yarmosky  lie  truth  news 
february 2016 by cluebucket
Losing my religion for equality
"The justification of discrimination against women and girls on grounds of religion or tradition, as if it were prescribed by a Higher Authority, is unacceptable."

"During the years of the early Christian church women served as deacons, priests, bishops, apostles, teachers and prophets. It wasn't until the fourth century that dominant Christian leaders, all men, twisted and distorted Holy Scriptures to perpetuate their ascendant positions within the religious hierarchy."  jimmy_carter  religion  2009  2000s  discrimination  christianity  baptist  women  equality  justice  politics  politician  power  bible 
january 2016 by cluebucket
Bill Nye: Can We Stop Telling Women What to Do With Their Bodies? | Big Think
"Many, many, many, many more hundreds of eggs are fertilized than become humans... But that’s not all you need. You have to attach to the uterine wall, the inside of a womb, a woman’s womb. But if you’re going to hold that as a standard, that is to say if you’re going to say when an egg is fertilized it’s therefore has the same rights as an individual, then whom are you going to sue? Whom are you going to imprison?"

"To squander resources on this argument based on bad science, on this lack of understanding... it's frustrating."  bill_nye  uterus  egg  scientist  science  abortion  rights  body  2015  2010s  logic  understanding  women  men  law  ignorance  video  frustration  education  patriarchy 
december 2015 by cluebucket
The New, Ugly Surge in Violence and Threats Against Abortion Providers | MetaFilter #6300938
long good comment (partial excerpt here)

I hold that the "life starts at conception" model of life, that presents life as a set of instructions rather than a specific, embodied, material entity, is in fact of itself anti-woman, anti-worker, and anti-human. I say this because it neglects the role of work in the making of a human, specifically the grueling, health-wrecking, dangerous work done by women's bodies in realizing a baby through following the fertilized zygote's instructions for babymaking. Because the (fundamentally Platonist) "life from conception" model presents instructions as perfect and complete in and of themselves — as already alive — the only contributions the mother makes are understood as negative. By doing the wrong thing, or eating the wrong thing, or aborting the process of baby-making, a woman might screw up her baby, but all of her positive work done in turning a set of instructions into a real baby is ignored. This is because the baby is already real, in this model, even when it's just a set of instructions and not much else. No woman required, at least not once she's provided the half-set of instructions found in her egg.
metafilter  abortion  law  belief  technology  you_can't_tip_a_buick  white_supremacy  slacktivist  christianity  protestant  life  pregnancy  human  fundamentalist  misogyny  hate  labor  conception  philosophy  work  comment  feminism  neglect  rights  women  violence  2015  2010s 
november 2015 by cluebucket
Women's Abortion Rights Trump Fetuses' Rights | New Republic
"...abortions are not about fetuses or embryos. Nor are they about babies, except insofar as they enable women to make sound decisions about if or when to have them. They’re about women: their choices, health, and their own moral value. It might sound far-fetched to suggest that the public debate about reproduction could ever sound this sensible."  rebecca_traister  2014  abortion  rights  2010s  pregnancy  katha_pollitt  women  health  surgery  birth_control  morality  politics 
november 2015 by cluebucket
Feminism in Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
interesting as this wiki is v interesting & also not available in Japanese...

"Seito introduced the translated version of Ibsen’s A Doll's House. The play is about a woman who forges her father’s signature to save her husband's life. Instead of being grateful, her husband reacts with anger and disgust. She then decides to leave him. The government did not like the dissemination of these types of values."
wiki  wikipedia  feminism  japan  history  19th_century  20th_century  1868  1860s  activism  1970s  new_left  radical  ウーマンリブ  ūman_ribu  生の解放  1919  1910s  women  新婦人協会  shin_fujin_kyoukai  patriarchy  venereal_disease  sex  gender  politics  socialism  suffrage  sekirankai  red_wave_society  social_change  discrimination  赤らん会  voting  rights  birth_control  labor  mother  art  language 
september 2015 by cluebucket
How to say “I love you” in Japanese – 47 different ways 【Videos】 | RocketNews24
Toyama: Suki ya cha
Yamagata: Honten daisuki da kan na
Fukushima: Suki da
Aomori: Tange da ba daisuki da yo
Fukui: Daisuki ya za
Hokkaido: Namara suki dassho
Iwate: Zutto daisugi da sukai
Akita: Suttage suki da
Ishikawa: Suki ya yo
Miyagi: Suki desu
Tokyo: Daisuki
Nagano: Daisuki da yo
Niigata: Daisuki da kan na
Saitama: Eree suki nan yo
Gunma: Nakkara daisuki nan sa ne
Ibaraki: Daisuki de shaanme
Yamanashi: Daisukkitsukon
Tochigi: Honto daisuki da yo
Chiba: Daisuki
Kanagawa: Daisuki
Aichi: Dera suki ya ni
Shizuoka: Bakka suki da
Hyogo: Meccha suki ya de
Osaka: Meccha daisuki ya de
Nara: Honma ni suki ya de
Shiga: Daisuki ya de
Gifu: Meccha suki ya yo
Kyoto: Honma ni suki ya de
Mie: Meccha suki ya de
Wakayama: Meccha suki ya de
Hiroshima: Bari daisuki jake
Tottori: Meccha suki
Tokushima: Honma ni daisuki ya ken
Kochi: Kojanto suki yaki
Ehime: Daisuki yakken
Kagawa: Suitoru ken
Shimane: Daisuki da ken
Yamaguchi: Buchi suki jakee
Okayama: Deeree suki jaken
Kumamoto: Daisuki bai
Okinawa: Deeji daisuki saa
Fukuoka: Bari suitoo yo
Miyazaki: Tege suki yaccha ken
Kagoshima: Wazzee sujjadoo
Nagasaki: Suki bai
Saga: Gabai suitoo yo
Oita: Zutto zutto daisuki bai
japanese  love  language  word  phrase  region  dialect  方言  日本語  大好き  好き  daisuki  suki  expression  japan  shiseido  youtube  video  women  prefecture  近畿  東海  中国  四国  沖縄  関東  甲信  東北  北陸  資生堂  告白  kokuhaku 
december 2014 by cluebucket
Stop Saying "I Have A Boyfriend" — Eberhardt Smith
>> Male privilege is “I have a boyfriend” being the only thing that can actually stop someone from hitting on you because they respect another male-bodied person more than they respect your rejection/lack of interest.

"This amazingly puts into one sentence what I have been attempting to explain to ex-boyfriends and friends (male and female) for years, mostly unsuccessfully.
"This tactic also brings up the question of the alternative. If the woman in question was boyfriend-free, would she automatically be swooning in the arms of the creep harassing her? Unlikely. So why do we keep using these excuses?"  privilege  boyfriend  women  men  partner  excuse  harassment  come-on  agency  respect  rejection  life  feminism  writing  alecia_eberhardt 
may 2014 by cluebucket
But I'm A Nice Guy on Vimeo
"A quick editorial cartoon about the intersection of self-pity, entitlement, rape, territoriality, misogyny and fear of women."
scott_benson  feminism  misandry  men  women  fear  hate  video  vimeo  cartoon  animation  rights  response  matrix  satire  op-ed  rape  privilege  misogyny  nice  2013  2010s  chauvinism  patriarchy  matriarchy 
march 2014 by cluebucket
Hugo Schwyzer, Manic Pixie Dream Girls and telling our own stories | National Post
missed this somehow. very good: "Schwyzer uses the trope in exactly the same way Zach Braff and the whole coterie of sad man adultalescents have"

also, last line FTW  emily_m._keeler  hugo_schwyzer  takedown  criticism  writing  laurie_penny  men  women  feminism  manic_pixie_dream_girl  nathan_rabin  narrative  theatlantic  thenewstatesman  garden_state  ally  behavior  fraud 
august 2013 by cluebucket
On Hugo Schwyzer, White Supremacist Feminism and Its Abuse of WoC (with tweets) · thetrudz · Storify
after sifting through much ish online regarding Hugo Schwyzer confession/breakdown/manipulation, felt this was good to bookmark for reference

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.”- Zora Neal Hurston  twitter  tweet  2000s  2010s  2013  so_treu  blackamazon  christina_parreira  sincitygrrrl  flavia_dzodan  redlightvoices  thetrudz  shakestweetz  theangryfangirl  hugo_schwyzer  manipulation  narcissism  racism  confession  breakdown  takedown  feminism  white  black  poc  woc  women  reaction  abuse  mental_health 
august 2013 by cluebucket
Hijacking feminism - Opinion - Al Jazeera English
"US women do not need to change their attitude; they need, first, job security, good childcare, livable wages for the work they do, and physical security."
"Indeed, it is extremely disturbing that for these high-powered women the 'woman problem' is no longer about social justice, equity and women's emancipation - as if these have already been achieved - but about affect, behaviour modification and well-roundedness."
aljazeera  op-ed  catherine_rottenberg  feminism  class  race  wealth  economics  culture  hype  criticism  lynne_huffer  zillah_eisenstein  sheryl_sandberg  anne-marie_slaughter  elite  justice  society  america  1970s  2010s  2013  2012  theatlantic  women  facebook  balance  revolution  work  family 
march 2013 by cluebucket
Unpaid Internships Are a Rich-Girl Problem—and Also a Real Problem - Phoebe Maltz Bovy - The Atlantic
"We will only be able to successfully challenge the norm of unpaid internships if we move away from blaming the interns themselves. Female interns in particular are often taken to task for lacking marketable skills, perhaps for having studied feminist theory in college when the more feminist approach would have been engineering. But even if humanities-major jobs have always paid less, it is entirely different for them to pay nothing at all."
phoebe_maltz_bovy  theatlantic  op-ed  internship  job  work  salary  pay  rights  free  labor  gender  women  unfair  employment  madeleine_schwartz  dissent  lgreed  feminism  finance  marriage  2013  2010s  class  economics  career  industry  writing  fashion 
february 2013 by cluebucket
The war on men | Fox News
RT : The Volidity Report is pleased to see that *someone* is finally reporting on the "War on Men": ...

no comments allowed
fox_news  op-ed  stupid  gender  men  women  submission  2012  2010s  from twitter
november 2012 by cluebucket
Gender Knot Revised Ed: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy - Allan Johnson - Google Books
"When men feel inconsequential, it’s easier to blame women than it is to confront patriarchy - the true source of the diminishment and lack of meaning in so many men’s lives. When men feel unloved and disconnected, it’s easier to accuse women of not loving them well enough than it is to consider men’s own alienation from life. It’s easier to think of women as keeping men from the essence of their own lives than it is to see how men’s participation in patriarchy can suffocate and kill the life within themselves. It’s easier to theorize about powerful, devouring mothers than to confront the reality of patriarchy.

"Beneath the massive denial of men’s power and responsibility and its projection onto women is an enormous pool of rage, resentment, and fear. Rather than look at patriarchy and their place within it, many men will beat, rape, torture, murder, and oppress women, children, and one another. They will wage mindless war and offer themselves up for the slaughter, chain themselves to jobs and work themselves to numbed exhaustion as if their lives had no value or meaning beyond controlling or being controlled or defending against control, and content themselves with half-lives of confused, lost deprivation. What men lack, women didn’t take from them, and it isn’t up to women to give it back."
allan_johnson  quote  gender  google_books  patriarchy  men  women  life  lack  control  power  abuse  gender_roles  rage  feminism  male  1997  2005  1990s  2000s  20th_century  21st_century  theory  writing  book 
october 2012 by cluebucket
Reddit Users Attempt to Shame Sikh Woman, Get Righteously Schooled
"'When I die, no one is going to remember what I looked like, heck, my kids will forget my voice, and slowly, all physical memory will fade away. However, my impact and legacy will remain: and, by not focusing on the physical beauty, I have time to cultivate those inner virtues and hopefully, focus my life on creating change and progress for this world in any way I can.'" - she said on reddit
jezebel  reddit  sikh  religion  shame  photo  hair  beauty  takedown  internet  apology  2012  2010s  gender  women  balpreet_kaur  european_douchebag  21st_century 
september 2012 by cluebucket
"You Don't Give a Shit About Women Living in Virginia!" | Mother Jones
"Often called 'targeted regulation of abortion providers,' or 'TRAP' laws, these rules focus specifically on abortion providers with the intent, reproductive rights advocates say, of making it extremely difficult for clinics to operate."
motherjones  virginia  america  conservative  republican  abortion  clinic  healthcare  women  2010s  ken_cucinelli  2012  kate_sheppard  bullying  politics  politician 
september 2012 by cluebucket
The Official Guide to Legitimate Rape: myriad: The real goal of the...
"The real goal of the "forcible" rape clause: conservatives are looking at the end game. They envision a time when abortion is illegal in all states, except in cases of rape, incest, or life of the mother. If a rape has to be "forcible" to count, women will have to provide proof that they were forced: bruising, trauma, injury. Since a woman won't know she's pregnant until weeks after the rape, she'll have to have gathered that proof (like a rape kit with photos) at time of conception. This will effectively block all but the most proactive victims of violent rape from receiving abortions.

"The "legitimate" rape idea is even worse: if you're pregnant, it wasn't actually rape, therefore, no abortion!"
myriad  jezebel  rape  comment  forcible  pregnancy  abortion  politics  endgame  prrof  problem  legitimacy  todd_akin  women  rights  2012  2010s  21st_century 
august 2012 by cluebucket
| on turning 39 and the qualia of consciousness/ problem of war
"People think of PTSD as something men get from war, but it is also a thing women get from living as women which is also war. And it would be easier and more political if all the events of living as a woman which threatened my survival were merely socially constructed, but some of it was just so biological. Then the biological met the political. The social and the political and the biological met the economic. It sometimes met the legal, sometimes the bill collectors. There was the violent and the violent was always a result of the romantic. The romantic felt biological, and often resulted in the reproductive. The reproductive is war and against-war.
"It’s yet another error in perception of the affluent that those with social protection can look at those who have, at times lacked it, and imagine that weakness is in the bleeder, not those who have never bled."
anne_boyer  writing  anneboyer  tumblr  life  birthday  thirties  forties  2012  2010s  women  publishing  survival  consciousness  ptsd  culture  21st_century 
august 2012 by cluebucket
An Interview With Caitlin Moran | The Hairpin
"This whole sassiness thing – everything's got to be sarcastic, everything's got to be knowing, everything's got to be cynical. You've got to be on top of your shit twenty-four hours a day. THAT is exhausting. It's just far better to go, you know what? I'm just basically a monkey in a dress, and the best I can hope for every day is just to be nice, to smile as much as possible, to be gentle, try and be a bit understanding, work really hard, go and smell some flowers, have a cup of tea, ring your mum if you get on with her, just kind of dial it down a bit. There's a more sustainable idea of being a woman rather than feeling like you're in a fucking movie twenty-four hours a day."
caitlin_moran  thehairpin  interview  writer  feminist  feminism  chiara_atik  book  2012  2010s  language  women  funny  21st_century 
august 2012 by cluebucket
An Interview With Caitlin Moran | The Hairpin
"The why not to have children chapter was written as a love letter to my sister Caz. She's always made it very clear that she never wants to have kids. One of the first questions men or women ask you is "Have you got kids?" At the start of a conversation you shouldn't be having to say "My womb's all fucked up and I haven't got a boyfriend!"
"The trick is, and there's a little bit of heartbreak, you have to just give up on the idea of being a princess. You have to give up on the idea of being fabulous. My kind of base position on existence is that you just have to admit you're a bit of a twat. You're a bit of a div, you're a kind of sweaty, stumpy, well-meaning idiot and you're trying your hardest, but it's just enough to be a sort of pleasant, polite person who's working quite hard and tries to be nice to the people they're nice to. We don't need to have any more ambitions than that! This whole sassiness thing – everything's got to be sarcastic, everything's got to be knowing, everything's got to be cynical... THAT is exhausting. It's just far better to go, you know what? I'm just basically a monkey in a dress, and the best I can hope for every day is just to be nice... just kind of dial it down a bit. There's a more sustainable idea of being a woman rather than feeling like you're in a fucking movie twenty-four hours a day."
chiara_atik  caitlin_moran  interview  thehairpin  feminism  writer  author  funny  women  life  quote  culture  society 
august 2012 by cluebucket
Chicks With Hits
Welcome to an 80's & 90's girl group DJ mix in 3 parts
chicks_with_hits  winslow  johnny_cocco  soundcloud  audio  streaming  mp3  music  mix  women  rock  1980s  1990s  20th_century 
july 2012 by cluebucket
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