@mystique Patriarchy. Patriarchy looooooves Bono.
By Lisa Frank on “It’s magnificent what you’re doing, to help women realize their dreams for themselves.”
The Abortion Avengers? Guardians of the Gynecologist? I'd watch that movie.
By SarahP on Friday Open Thread
@BattyRabbit and @Mae One of them just friended me on facebook! IT HAS BEGUN!
Oofta that one-line e-mail is a killer.
At your mention of Spock I had the sudden and terrible realization that I dated Spock for four years, then Kirk for a year, and now I've moved on to Bones. By the end I had to keep fighting off the terrible truth that my Bones is actually a Finn :( :( :( (but... it's DIFFERENT with me . . . . .!!! :/ ...)
"'Real women’s empowerment is being able to do what you want to when you want to.'"
And if you try so very, very hard, and do everything exactly right, and make perfect choices, eventually you will have a perfect life, free of conflicts and anxieties and the nagging feeling that if you had just done it right, been a little more accommodating or a little less accommodating or nicer or meaner or in better shape or less concerned about your body or more dedicated to your job or more focused on your home life, everything would have just snapped into place and you would be content now.
And if you don't have that life, it's your fault, because you have CHOICES, can't you see that, and if you had made the right ones you would have transcended human imperfection by now.
Oh man! Does this mean I can write my own terrible melodramatic haiku about not unrequited, but still kind of upsetting love??
a midnight birthday
text from a love who is back
my cloyed thumping heart
She Said, Can’t We Just Be Friends?
BY R.T. SMITH
After a week of sleeplessness
he dozed off at last
in the hammock and was
awakened by the sound of dead leaves
dancing. The next day
the collie bitch gave birth
to a sickly litter,
and he flung them one by one
against the stone wall,
always weeping. The dog
came round whining, her teats
thick with milk, and he said,
Yes, yes, that is how I feel.
@mystique *heart* you
I was actually thinking about this earlier this week. I've met people and have friends who value intelligence and charm and social tradition, which are all important, but not very good indicators when it comes to building lasting relationships in which one can be honest and vulnerable and cared for. It's hard to see when people want those relationships but follow all these other indicators instead.
Although like George says, we have to learn that the hard way.
By iceberg on Friday Open Thread
Bergy Bits, why are you crying this week?
My sister whacked me in the head with a Duplo tower
I'm stuck between the couch and the armchair (and I don't go in reverse)
You tried to help me put my shoes on. MONSTER.
You started coloring a small area of the drawing I demanded you do for me Now I have to furiously scribble it into obliteration
Random Advice (No Ask A Bergy Bit this time, sorry everyone - we had a rough week)
No eat the poop
No push the table
Hush! That! Noise!