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« on: January 05, 2007, 10:50:47 AM »
I thought I would post this here while we are putting our best face forward for all our Liberal, CPC and other party-affiliated guests.

From an unknown source:

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Because woman's work is never done and is underpaid or unpaid or boring or repetitious, and we're the first to get the sack,

and what we look like is more important than what we do,

and if we get raped it's our fault,

and if we get bashed we must have provoked it,

and if we raise our voices we're nagging bitches,

and if we enjoy sex we're nymphos, and if we don't we're frigid,

and if we love women it's because we can't get a "real" man,

and if we ask our doctor too many questions we're neurotic and/or pushy,

and if we expect community care for children we're selfish,

and if we stand up for our rights we're aggressive and "unfeminine", and if we don't we're typical weak females,

and if we want to get married we're out to trap a man, and if we don't we're unnatural,

and because we still can't get an adequate safe contraceptive but men can walk on the moon,

and if we can't cope or don't want a pregnancy we're made to feel guilty about abortion,

and... for lots and lots of other reasons,

we are part of the women's liberation movement.

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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2007, 10:58:36 AM »
I'll take this opportunity to revive this poem I wrote on babble.

More for context than ability  :wink:

I am a feminazi
Least that is what they say
Because I believe in women's rights
Like equal work needs equal pay

If I feel that dangers real while
While walking down the street
I'm unfairly demonizing men
That I have yet to meet.

My own experience of violence
Being neither here nor there
I should put that all behind me
Walk around without a care.

Of course should something happen
It will be my fault
Am I unaware that travelling alone
Can lead to sexual assault?

If as women we want to discuss the things we feel pertain
Most uniquely to us
We must weave through the tears and pain
Of the men that make a fuss.

Because you see there is nothing on earth
That we could say that has any worth
Unless we have a male perspective with which
To see our concerns are a source of mirth.

So feminazis one and all
We will speak our truth
We will support all our sisters
From the wisest crone to the youngest youth

Our stories are that which shape our lives
They've lead us to this day
And those stories can not be silenced
Nor our spirit borne away.
“Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive.” —  Josephine Hart

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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2007, 10:58:54 AM »
Great quote, eph. And to clarify for our visitors, we at BreadnRoses are not all women. There are some wonderful men who post here too.

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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2007, 11:01:04 AM »
Yes-- it ticks me off that the wonderful, intelligent voices of the men here are overlooked.
“Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive.” —  Josephine Hart

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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2007, 11:04:37 AM »
O' course, we keep 'em on a short leash.

See deBeauxOs for fresh leash supplies.

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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2007, 11:05:04 AM »
That's because you only encourage them when they play for cheap laffs.  You're just a bunch of enablers.

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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2007, 11:11:49 AM »
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Yes-- it ticks me off that the wonderful, intelligent voices of the men here are overlooked.


Well, you know what they say, behind every great scrappy feminist message board, there's a bunch of great self-effacing eunuchs.  ;)

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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2007, 11:59:26 AM »
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I'll take this opportunity to revive this poem I wrote on babble.

:clap: Debra, that was great *sniffle* :cry:
Hey, I broke my "no posting at work" rule!

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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2007, 01:21:01 PM »
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   Eddie Valiant: Seriously, what do you see in that guy?
    Jessica Rabbit: He makes me laugh.
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   [When all is over]
    Jessica Rabbit: Oh, Roger, you were magnificent.
    Roger Rabbit: Was I?
    Jessica Rabbit: Better than Goofy.

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Who_Framed_Roger_Rabbit#Jessica_Rabbit
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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2007, 04:09:26 PM »
Gosh geez, Debra, you're talented. You even got all the words to rhyme!

There's no impressed icon.

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« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2007, 06:08:33 PM »
Well let me help with some friendly advice for women

http://www.glumbert.com/media/women

Shamelessly stolen from Gir on EM
When you're on your own
When you're at a fork in the road
You don't know which way to go
There's too many signs and arrows
You haven't laughed in a while
When you can't even fake a smile
When you feel ashamed...
The uniform don't make you brave

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« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2007, 08:59:32 PM »
Humorless radical feminazi talking:

What is that horrid tripe?

(aah fuckit, dictionary.com has been down all day, and I can't get to their thesaurus to sound really angry).

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« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2007, 09:31:39 AM »
Quote from: RP.

Well, you know what they say, behind every great scrappy feminist message board, there's a bunch of great self-effacing eunuchs.  ;)


On behalf of scrappy feninists everywhere, let me say "thank you" to all the self-effacing eunuchs.  Your efforts really are appreciated. :P

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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2007, 09:47:10 AM »
Oh, they are just covert Self-Hating Men.
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
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« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2007, 09:57:24 AM »
Shh! That's our dirty little secret. :oops:

 

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