Thursday, April 10, 2008

she is one sassy mo fo this week

the t-shirts are spilling out of the drawers. we have boxes of them too. just can't seem to get rid of them. i am not really sure why. they just seem to accumulate. when i go through one of my throw-every-single-thing-we-own-in-the-trash phases somehow the t-shirts survive. they come sneaking back in the drawers when no one is looking. they are t-shirts from this race or that bike ride that and we just can't part with them. "remember when we ran that....or rode that....or went to that concert...that tour de france race...and so on. hell, we have 6 shirts in varying sizes from KLAND's family volunteer day. even the kids have them. we have ratty old t-shirts from the early nineties clogging the house. there is one though that i just can't seem to part with. there is a quote on it that goes something like this:



"Because a women's work is never done and is underpaid or boring or repetitious and we're the first ones to get fired and what we look like is more important than what we do and if we get raped it is our fault and if we get beaten 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 its 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 childcare we are selfish and if we stand up for our rights we are aggressive and "unfeminine" and if we don't we are 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."



i purchased this very um, opinionated shirt while in college and wore it without thinking twice. i wore it while my belly was very large with children in it. never once did i think i may or even care if i offend someone with it. but the other day, i paused and did not put it on before going to the gym, but instead wore some other nondescript white shirt. i am not sure when this change in me took place. but i am in one of those "moods" this week and just may wear the shirt for the next five days. 

oh, and the kids have done nothing blog worthy lately,  they simply sit in the corner pick their noses and eat crayons.  no, not really. 

(the poster is from around 1899 when bicycles were used in women's liberation campaigns, i do love bicycles.)

3 comments:

EatPlayLove said...

nice quote..I think it's exactly what PDRC needs, some opinionated women.

We have a version of the bare-boobied liberator bicycle woman on a poster in the closet. It was a hubby's purchase of course. Guess, it should be in the garage.

See you tonight..some "bottle caps" or whatever the heck they are called on me!

The Manny said...

My personal favorite t-shirt of yours was the one that said: Montezuma's Mineral Water
One Drink and You Are on the Run!

Oh yeah I almost forgot; preach on sister.

love2cook said...

You should wear your t-shirt if you want, don't worry about offending anyone! After all , it is a free country.