Top: The Body Beneath, directed by Andy Milligan, 1970 (via)
Bottom: Celine and Julie Go Boating, directed by Jacques Rivette, 1974
all women were bigger and stronger than you
and thought they were smarter
women were the ones who started wars
too many of your friends had been raped by women wielding giant dildos
and no K-Y Jelly
the state trooper
who pulled you over on the New Jersey Turnpike
was a woman
and carried a gun
the ability to menstruate
was the prerequisite for most high-paying jobs
your attractiveness to women depended
on the size of your penis
every time women saw you
they’d hoot and make jerking motions with their hands
women were always making jokes
about how ugly penises are
and how bad sperm tastes
you had to explain what’s wrong with your car
to big sweaty women with greasy hands
who stared at your crotch
in a garage where you are surrounded
by posters of naked men with hard-ons
men’s magazines featured cover photos
of 14-year-old boys
tucked into the front of their jeans
and articles like:
“How to tell if your wife is unfaithful”
“What your doctor won’t tell you about your prostate”
“The truth about impotence”
the doctor who examined your prostate
was a woman
and called you “Honey”
you had to inhale your boss’s stale cigar breath
as she insisted that sleeping with her
was part of the job
you couldn’t get away because
the company dress code required
you wear shoes
designed to keep you from running
And what if
after all that
women still wanted you
to love them.
For the Men Who Still Don’t Get It, written 20 years ago by Carol Diehl.
She wrote a post about the history of this poem that is worth reading.
Vintage Circus Outfit
Far, Far From Land - Kristen McMenamy photographed by Tim Walker for W (December 2013/January 2014).
Bilocations par Henri Roger-Viollet , entre 1891 et 1892 .
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
riot grrl was a “movement” who’s primary participants were 15-22 year olds
15-22 year olds. imagine if the younger end of the tumblr demographic who’s primary mode of correspondence was e-mail (not face to face interaction) decided to put together a series of feminist workshops,…
Thank you!!!! I am 31 and was part of it, I know I made mistakes. I was working from a place where I was trying to remove my self from everything I had grown up with. Lower middle class/abusive families. Growing up in mostly white small towns. Trying to understand how racism had shaped my world and how my biology made others see me. I spent my childhood hating my body, my father abused me when I was a baby raped me when I was six, and no one would believe me or tell me it was wrong, tell me it was not my fault until I found riot grrrl.
"Far, far from land"
Kristen McMenamy by Tim Walker for W December/January 2013/2014