Posts tagged ‘feminist rage’

February 22nd, 2012

"To be honest, I felt hysterical: that Victorian word for the tantrums of unstable estrogen-addled…"

“To be honest, I felt hysterical: that Victorian word for the tantrums of unstable estrogen-addled women, but that I know actually describes a rage forcibly contained, the hot burn of the involuntary tears, the snap in your composure when you are told for the millionth time that what you feel or think or say or do does not matter. I thought that complex, nuanced, funny, difficult, despicably lovable characters were the emblem of a good writer, not evidence of the insecure woman thieving our sympathies through sneaky writer-succubus tricks. And yet one hundred and fifty years after Edith Wharton wrote a number of canonical, excellent books, some rich white straight dude gets paid—what does the New Yorker pay for that kind of piece, like ten grand?—gets paid like ten grand to come to the riveting, breathtaking conclusion that she might be human, and maybe even A Writer, like him?”

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The Rejectionist: Special Guest Post: Meg Clark on Jonathan Franzen

I love Meg.

(via champagnecandy)

my brother told me once about some comics character, i think maybe one of the x-men? whose superpower, in a hilarious attempt at “consistency” in the physics of whichever comics universe he belonged to, was retconned into deriving from “punches from another dimensions.” i mention this because even just reading the quotes typed out in this (funny, smart, great, go read it) post made me want to find a wormhole to a dimension full of punches and deliver them all to jonathan franzen. god, what a fucking prick.

(via isabelthespy)

January 31st, 2012

"As we have so recently and publicly discussed, girls and women have “anger issues” in that they are…"

“As we have so recently and publicly discussed, girls and women have “anger issues” in that they are socialized to not demonstrate anger, but instead to sublimate it where it can sometimes then manifest itself as anxiety or depression. Girls are not born less angry and more anxious, they’re rewarded for being less angry and more anxious. So, it should come as no surprise to anyone that large groups of stressed out girls and women collectively facing the dissolution of a cohesive social structure might be more disposed to fall prey to mass psychosis. It is arguable that men and boys experience similarly jarring episodes of anger and anxiety-channelling mass psychosis, but we call it male aggression and fund military industrial complexes to deal with it.”

- Soraya L. Chemaly, Stop Telling Girls They’re Hysterical  (via sparkamovement)
January 15th, 2012

girlgangzine: britney, 2007 Look how happy she looks.



girlgangzine:

britney, 2007

Look how happy she looks.

January 1st, 2012

Note: Possible Recruit

Note: Possible Recruit
September 23rd, 2011

Can we just note

The next time some music writer says Gaga* is “inauthentic” (inauthentic is the new sell-out!) based on the fact that her appearance and style change and she doesnt still look and dress EXACTLY the way she did in high school, based on this:

[A young Lady Gaga, with long dark hair and a t-shirt, playing the keyboards]

That we include THIS in the conversation?

[A young Bruce Springsteen and the other members of his boy band, wearing satin vests.]

*Or Katy Perry or Madonna or whomever.

It’s not like I’m a huge fan of any of those women but the freaking double standard and ROCKISM are SINGEING my THOUGHTS.