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Wed, Feb. 3rd, 2010 10:11 am
"If I commit suicide with someone, I'd like it to be you"

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(Anonymous)
Wed, Feb. 3rd, 2010 01:18 pm (UTC)

Some recent British references have been interesting. Mr Amis, who fears a world where men have to do 50% of the housework, according to Newsnight. (Hasn't it happened already?) The patriarchal and favouritist Waugh family. Still a generation where female = domestic = surrogate mums. Still shocking when it comes from educated people. Perhaps cultural references swing around neonatal positions. The comedy of difference between classes and cultures might boil down to “do foreign women make Good Mum or Bad Mum? Let's decide..”


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imomus
Wed, Feb. 3rd, 2010 01:29 pm (UTC)

Well, it goes without saying that if I mention an Amis or a Waugh or even a Larkin here or there, I'm not necessarily endorsing their views or positions. They're all deeply conservative figures.

Amis calls himself a feminist, by the way, and says Gloria Steinem converted him to the cause "in a single day":

"I've been a passionate feminist since the mid-80s," he says. "It was Gloria Steinem who converted me in a single day in New York. It's the rhetorical device she uses throughout, and it's very effective: she just reverses the sexes – what if men menstruated, what if men had babies? It's unanswerable."


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(Anonymous)
Wed, Feb. 3rd, 2010 07:52 pm (UTC)

amis has also said that if there's to be any "reformation" within islamic cultures, it will (and must) ultimately be instigated and driven by women themselves -- standing up and saying we're not going to be your fucking slaves anymore. or something like that.


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