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Respectability politics, trophy other halves, Mad males struggle to the death!

Letter from the HQ

Letters & Comments

Love It/Shove It

Comics Alliance: Inking outdoor the Box

The complain List

||| at the Town—The politics of homosexual bars as secure spaces

||| at the Stage—A Q&A with Jesusa Rodríguez

||| On Screen—May the advertisements be ever on your favorite...a starvation Games/Mad males infographic

::: In Richness and in Wealth—What does it suggest to be a modern day trophy wife?

::: No Disrespect—Black ladies and the politics of respectability

::: move Ask Alice—A Q&A with writer and punk veteran Alice Bag

::: 15 Megabytes of Fame—Penelope Trunk and the unreliable on-line narrator

::: Gossip Grrrl—Can megastar Gossip Ever Be Feminist?

\\\ energetic Duty—Two new books discover activism and antiassimilation

\\\ Dance Dance Revolution?—Waltzing round the factor of queer visibility on TV

\\\ by no means Say Nothing—A short historical past of "cunt" in pop music

Adventures in Feministory Comics: whilst Evelyn Nesbit Met Nell Brinkley via Ellen Lindner

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I think two things: that you can survive it, and that it’s not something that can be accepted in a relationship. I don’t think my mother should have stayed in that relationship. And I don’t think she should have told me that she stayed because she was trying to hold the marriage together for my sake. Those things made me angry. I feel that if you’re in that situation or if someone is telling you that, you gotta call them on their bullshit. It’s one thing when someone attacks you and you leave. It’s another thing when you keep coming back.

Side benefit: You will be surrounded by men equally as smart as you are but a little older, which is a good hunting ground. ” So, to recap: Girls, slack off in school because it’s what the guys are doing. Then try to get into a good business school right out of college, without first accruing some work experience to make up for your shitty grades. Don’t expect to get anything out of business school; just think of your tuition as payment for an exorbitantly expensive dating service. Then magically establish a high-powered career, but don’t earn more than your husband.

I don’t know why at that particular time it resonated when it hadn’t before. You could have chosen to write solely about your experience with the Bags in your memoir, but you also document life as an early adolescent and as a graduate student. Were you looking to broaden your audience by including this information? I wasn’t writing [the book] for a punk fan. It’s great that it appeals to punks, but I was hoping to connect with young women who would have more in common with me, even if they weren’t particularly interested in punk.

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