Guest Post: Feminism Fatigue

ladies and gents out there in ubf land, once again proving that we are an equal opportunity depository of foolishness, allow us to introduce to you our partner in lines anani miss…more of her work can be found here…enjoy…

Picture this. It’s 2000.  Beyonce Knowles is just a girl who wears really ugly, really sparkly outfits missing really key pieces of fabric in really random places.  She sings a song about independent women.

Being 21, with my first job and paying my first car note, what did I do when said song came on?  I almost dislocated a shoulder attempting to throw my hands up at them.  I didn’t need no man, because I could get down like that.  I just needed me (well, and my mom to cosign for my car.)

I wanted to run the world.

Picture this.  It’s 2011.  The Patron Saint of Girl Power is just a mother-to-be finally able to afford clothes with enough fabric to cover her entire body.  She sings a song about girls running the world.

Being 32, way beyond my first job and paying off an infinite amount of grad school student loans, what did I do when said song came on?  I thought, “Ummmm, about that, B.  Running the world sounds like it might be too much work.” Read more of this post

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if you’re messy and you know it clap your hands…

i’m a simple dude with a very simple life and to protect this peaceful existence, i live by some pretty simple rules…numero uno on that list…misuse poorly spoken spanish every opportunity you get…but running a close numero two-o is avoid messy situations/people at all cost…

simply stated…messiness to me is an affinity towards the creation or introduction of negativity where it did not previously exist…sounded pretty reasonable i thought…

well…some recent life happenings have called my definition of ‘messy’ into question…i was told that perhaps my messy-meter was set too broad…given my track record for being right, i found that accusation to be preposterous, but in an effort to avoid any future misinterpretations, i decided to expound a bit on my definition and float it out to the ubf family for your input and approval…so here it is…in all of it’s glory…

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