"I have beats to last for centuries before I need your penis to be my DJ."
- Sasha Frere-Jones (note the hyphen)
You know, really, people, you should know, and just know -- being a really tough-ass bitch feminist is hard work. Being a take offence style, calling even people you love and even people you respect and bands and artists you just wanna like to the carpet for diesel-grade sexism and girl ignorance - because you want them to stop being dumb and oppressive and you want a better world for your genius college-Freshman sister -- all this, it takes mass energy. I know, soemtimes, maybe you read this blog, and I am STILL YET AND AGAIN aflamed by some body's "mysognyist aesthetic" or stylized R&B rape fantasy anthems or fucking whatevers.... and duh, it would be way easier for me to be all hot on some other stupid shit, and not fight all the time, and pick fights wisely, rather than take it to the streets like the Doobies... but I say this -- when people, smart dudes who are down for real, like Sasha here, and they are not putting up with the low-watt patriarcial fuckwittage either, it's redeeming. It's like, you go "hey, I am not in the tunnel alone!", and you pick up the shovel and keep digging, renewed.Posted by Jessica at February 20, 2004 10:21 PM | TrackBack