“But most of all, stop thinking that what people so loathingly refer to as the “friendzone” is some sort of purgatory women put “nice guys” into. My friendship is not a crappy consolation prize that you’re left with if I deny you a sexual relationship– and my body is not your reward for good behavior.”—Taylor Callobre, The “Good Guy” Myth (via alionoftherock)
“Why is it, do you think, that children are always too young to hear the truth but never too young to be lied to, systematically, conscientiously, in the name of ‘education’?”—Ward Churchill on Perpetual War and State-Sponsored Terrorism (via mutualaddiction)
“I cannot believe, in retrospect, that I was ever conned into believing that talking about feelings with a dude you were hooking up with was this embarrassing uncool thing that only clingy girls did. Today, if somebody I was boning, however casually, got judge-y or weird on me because I tried to have a conversation about my feelings, I would laugh out loud, walk out and then make fun of him to all my friends. Seriously? Feelings are not spiders or the Ebola virus. If a guy gets “scared” when you try to discuss yours with him, you should dump him and find a new hookup buddy who isn’t terrified about something that your average kindergartner can handle hearing about on Sesame Street.”—
In falling in love, I learned to believe in impossible things. Maybe that is the nature of falling in love. Maybe the act of belief against odds is love. Even so, I have only myself to blame. I knew the impossible was impossible all along. You just made me want it enough to lie to myself.
Inspired by all the clever, brilliant, and concise responses by women and men to bizarre new laws about contraception and reproductive freedom, I was wondering if you could send in your own visual responses or things you had especially liked that have come across your Facebook horizon.
Submit your contribution to our “As Cool As I Am” montage by emailing your original or found image to DarWilliamsOfficial@gmail.com with the subject line “The Message.”
One of the owners of my record company is launching an excellent site called The Message, and we’re putting together a montage of the great Cool As I Am women and men whose humor and intelligence are reinvigorating and reaffirming the rights of women. Anything related to our eloquent essayist-actress Ashley Judd is also certainly apropo.
My personal favorite is of a woman with the sign, “Sluts Vote”:
Keep shaking those signs!
I LOVE Dar Williams & I LOVE reproductive freedom.
Walking back down Western Ave to catch the train to the bus station, the wind was so fierce my glasses nearly flew off my face. Plastic bags were floating through the air like urban ghosts and a broken cassette sent off its spools of brown ribbon like tacky tickertape. In my drunken state, it was all very amusing. I laughed out loud and announced that it was The Garbage Parade.
“at a certain point, the objects you hold onto stop being a testament to those who gave them to you and they become one to you who have kept and moved them across cities, across states, across the country.”—emotionalist