This Is What A Muppet Feminist Looks Like
Ladies, imagine being a Vice writer. Just walking around everywhere with your entitlement and ennui and midlength penis all gently bouncing in step; wearing a male tank top or a waxed mustache or some shit. Imagine having an ironic, retro-sexist dudebro-voice and getting together with a couple of other white guys and some cocaine and making your not-at-all-different voices all sync up as tautly as your nihilistic senses of humor, then snuggling all up together (no homo!) in a big Bushwick loft of partially employed trust-fund kids while something noninformative is happening on the Internet. What a life. I guess there’s the whole “everyone in the world thinks I’m an asshole” thing to deal with, too, but let’s not split hairs here: Vice writers got it pretty fucking made.
This whole interview is really great.
Hello, July — The Dykings
For some reason I am incredibly nervous to post my own music on my own tumblr, but. I’ve been busy recently in my little studio and I’m really proud of how this song has developed. According to my bestie, this song “sounds like the white noise of a hot summer day, but musically.” I hope you like it.
Is Grass Widow the perfect band? Yes.
Do you want to watch me ramble about my new haircut for a while? Okay!
Yarn bombs on Williams.
“In this life you have to be your own hero.
By that I mean you have to win whatever it is that matters to you by your own strength and in your own way.
Like it or not, you are alone in a forest, just like all those fairy tales that begin with a hero who’s usually stupid but somehow brave, or who might be clever, but weak as a straw, and away he goes (don’t worry about the gender), cheered on by nobody, via the castles and the bears, and the old witch and the enchanted stream, and by and by (we hope) he’ll find the treasure.””
Jeanette Winterson (The Powerbook)
I mean, we also need other people. We need them constantly. But one of the many things I love about Winterson is that she is so good at articulating both sides of this tension, between being alone, both involuntarily and by something that’s less like choice and more like need, and being the kind of person who will willingly claw your own skin off for the people you love. She is passionate about both, about being alone and being with people. Being loved and being able to survive without love.(via champagnecandy)
But don’t read this interview until you’ve read Wild! (Which you should read. It’s great.)