“Um–I hate to break it to him (and his therapist), but he HASN’T accepted responsibility. As far as *I* know (and hey, who knows–maybe he’s been communing with the spirit of Webster, and has gotten sanctioned changes that us mere mortals know nothing about), taking responsibility for something means ‘fessing up AND trying to make things better. He’s not even ‘fessing up with both feet, much less admitting that something needs to be made better, much LESS doing something to actually try to MAKE it better. Tastes great, less filling! All of the lip service, and none of the work! ACTUALLY taking responsibility? Forget THAT messy alternative!” — Tavia
“Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do and damned if you don’t.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
“When they’re not squawking about how they aren’t respected by the powers-that-be, they’re far enough up those powers’ assholes to taste lunch. They all feel that I’m a bit brazen-rightfully so-because I swear by the aphorism: “If you can’t hack it, pack it!” I’ve got better things to do on the job than validate a bunch of sniveling, objecting, fussy little weasels – like look for another job.” — sugar daddy al Liz M.
“These feminist manhaters are made of straw, or rather of crunched-up broadsheets of the conservative press (how do they get the leg hairs to stick, I wonder. ) . . How is being a feminist meaningful if, to be “okay”, you have to conform to the patriarchal feminine? ( the patriarchal feminine, like: not being “ugly”, “mean”, “angry”. )” — Belinda
“I have NO sympathy for people who want to play both sides of the fence and then have the gall to whine how much it *huuuuurrts* (and how hard done by they are) when they get a picket SHOVED UP THEIR ASS.” — Nataliep
“Her message is quasi strong enough to say she’s a *flounce* independent-like grown-up type woman, but not quite powerful enough to say. fuck off, jerk.
Reminds me of the Spice Girls, Meredith Brooks and Hollywood “strong” women. Plastic. ” — JadeSyren (from a discussion about MaxiMag and its editor, Janelle Brown)
“I WAS going to call you a bastard, but you’re too ugly to be a love child!” — submitted by FeralCheryl
“I don’t do lost causes. Sold my tamborine. Besides. I find that most often, the people so desperately in need of enlightenment prefer the dark. Not that the dark isn’t good, but I’m not talking about any other nuance of darkness than the uneducated brand.” — JadeSyren.
“Some people simply grow old, but they never grow UP. Clearly he is becoming more of an assoholic in his old age.”
“The Problem is: many terrific women have made themselves overqualified for the job of wife, because many men are looking for a woman with ‘receptionist-level wife skills’, not ‘CEO-level wife skills’. Meaning: If a woman doesn’t hang on a man’s every word, is too independent, challenges his leadership, wants to create her own hours, demands emotional raises, then there won’t be as many openings for the kind of wife position she is seeking. One of the big problems with marriages in the nineties: no room for two husbands.” — Karen Salmansohn, (From “How to Succeed in Business without a Penis”)
“The popular notion about marriage and love is that they are synonymous, that they spring from the same motives, and cover the same human needs. Like most popular notions this also rest not on actual facts, but on superstition. ” — Emma Goldman