Up Front by Emma Hart

Read Post

Up Front: Say When

539 Responses

First ←Older Page 1 16 17 18 19 20 22 Newer→ Last

  • Megan Wegan, in reply to steven crawford,

    So can I.

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1275 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford, in reply to Megan Wegan,

    Actually, I only drove one once, but I did do all the required paperwork to have my drivers license endorsed.

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4356 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    You’ve also implied that I am not an activist. That my feminism is waffly crap, and I don’t ‘do anything’.

    My feminism actually *is* waffly crap. What's more, I buy girly shit all the time and I can't even drive a forklift. I have no idea why Sally thinks I'm more 'worthy' than you or Emma, Megan.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa,

    Got up this morning, got dressed -- TOFO-iest bra, cute skirt, plain T-shirt, amazing shoes, radical feminist brain (I know, totally matchy-matchy, it's just what fell out of the wardrobe) -- and got stuff done. Wrangled my kids, tidied my mum's house, helped a friend, drove to Hamilton, thought about Afghanistan, planned some work.

    Tomorrow, the gods willing, I'll do it all over again, slightly different stuff in a slightly different outfit.

    This is not "lifestyle feminism": it's my one and only life, with feminism and style in it, inextricable elements of its warp and weft.

    To reiterate Danielle's mindbendingly awesome link to the Isley Brothers: it's my thing. It's Emma's thing. And it is the thing of any woman or man or child who wants to look delicious and/or feel good, in whatever way they choose, while they can, while they're here. Ain't nobody else's thing.

    (You know what else, that's not even my feminism talking. It's my duh-ism).

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1472 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa,

    Which is all to say, What Emma Originally Said:

    My confidence to dress as I please is precious, and I think it's feminist, and I'm not going to put it away in a hurry.

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1472 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    Who said I was going to let it roam? We have a backyard with a trampoline and everything.

    You put a bison in your backyard, you ain't gonna have a trampoline long. Those things are huge.

    This is not "lifestyle feminism": it's my one and only life, with feminism and style in it, inextricable elements of its warp and weft.

    I'm mentally underlining this sentence. Hurrah.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa, in reply to Kyle Matthews,

    I'm mentally underlining this sentence. Hurrah.

    I'm mentally editing it (warp and weft are inextricable by definition; the shorter the sentence the better the rhythm). But glad it struck home!

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1472 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa, in reply to Danielle,

    I can't even drive a forklift

    Hang in there. I'm leaning on Russell to drum up some funding for a PAS Feminist Forklift Workshop (come as you are, naturally).

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1472 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Hi!

    I was going to offer a bit of an admonition thing about us being unkind to each other, but things seem to be working out. Meanwhile, here's Sarah Daniell's awesome interview with John Campell about being the only guy in the village at VUW gender studies:

    Also, Amanda Palmer totally put her foot on my chair and dominated me this evening. And sang. Man, she has a voice.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22763 posts Report Reply

  • Sue,

    I am confused and late to the show but people saying they've been feminists longer so they know better?

    please tell me I'm confused and wrong
    PLEASE

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 527 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Russell Brown,

    but things seem to be working out.

    Yes, hopefully. But I am wondering what on earth to wear at the Pot Luck tomorrow. Speedos are definitely out, but maybe I need to consider a MBOFO top. Or there's the vertical stripes with the collar up combo, which always goes down a treat.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    John Campell about being the only guy in the village at VUW gender studies:

    'Life is about being as two-eyed as possible'.

    That's a t-shirt. With John's mug shot on it glaring into the auto-cue.

    PS. I meant that in a good way.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Jacqui Dunn, in reply to recordari,

    Speedos are definitely out

    Aw, go on! Wear them!

    Deepest, darkest Avondale… • Since Jul 2010 • 585 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to recordari,

    OMG - SO wear your speedos. Just be aware that there will be children present - yours included - so y'know, you might want to tuck those balls away neatly.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Also, Amanda Palmer totally put her foot on my chair and dominated me this evening. And sang. Man, she has a voice.

    That she does – though, honestly, I always like the theory of the Dresden Dolls more than the practice. Neil Gaiman is a soppy old bastard who really loves and misses his wife though, bless ’m. Please send her home in one piece, or the internet will burn New Zealand with angry geek fire.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    OMG – SO wear your speedos.

    I don’t even own any, FTR. You are scaring me a little bit too, just so you know. ;-)

    Just to sum up, I think this is about as apposite as I could find. In relation to this thread, BTW, not speedos.

    ETA: Why is this reply to Craig? He didn’t even mention my speedos. Sorry, pushed the wrong button.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    I'm not scary. Really I'm not. I'm just very excited that some of my favourite people will all be in the same place at the same time. I work with children for a living so it is my professional responsibility to find the joy in everything. Okay? Not scary joy, appropriate joy, mind.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    For Gio. Italian Version.

    Okay? Not scary joy, appropriate joy, mind.

    It's all good. Just felt a little lightness wouldn't go astray. My self-deprecating humour needs to find the balance between humour and actual deprecation.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    or the internet will burn New Zealand with angry geek fire.

    Ha, not while Aidan Turner's here filming The Hobbit. That could be an ugly, ugly geek war.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4650 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Emma Hart,

    We could, of course, keep Amanda Palmer here as a hostage until Mr Gaiman agrees to move here permanently...

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2930 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to Emma Hart,

    Ha, not while Aidan Turner’s here filming The Hobbit

    Mitchell is in New Zealand? Time to put on the stalking shoes, and show those tweenie Twi-twits how horny psychotic fandom is done… He's no Russell Tovey (ears too small, for a start) but he'll do in a pinch.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle, in reply to recordari,

    For Gio. Italian Version.

    That's actually for *me*, because I collect other-language versions of well-known pop songs! (My favourite being: "oh mickey ¿cómo estás? ¿cómo estás? me gustas más hey mickey!")

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen, in reply to sally jones,

    Bart, please call yourself a feminist

    uh uh, as we've all made it clear I get to call myself whatever I like and you owe me the courtesy of honouring that.

    This seems borderline illegal under current sex-discrimination law.

    Of course it's borderline illegal! But it all gets hidden under "it's just strategy" "It's normal management practice" or my favourite "it's not about sex it's just about power" etc etc

    This is the insidious nature of sexism. And actually it's why I have little time for people complaining about wet T-shirt competitions. You want to waste your time arguing about clothing and it's affect of perception of women fine. Personally I would rather see people wear what makes them happy, meanwhile ...

    I would have much more time for "feminists" if you went into the state owned enterprises and tore strips off the white middle aged male managers who run all these companies and make strategic planning decisions at the rugby with their male colleagues and then run pro-forma consultation to justify the cosy boys club decisions they've just made.

    That's where our sexism is now in NZ. Boards of directors whose only knowledge of women is their PAs, SETs who pat each other on the backs about how good their Massey MBA has made them as a manager and chat about how their wives/girlfriends are doing. Budgeting and cost cutting that just somehow always seems to cut programs led by women ... but that's just strategy right? and good business.

    And you're busting people chops because they want to look good in nice clothes? The way I see it we've been conned as a society. Oooh look at the nice purty Bill of Rights and all the cool social justice we support and don't worry about the business ... us boys in treasury will sort it out for you all.

    grrrrrr

    Sorry Sally you just triggered some venting and hopefully you will all forgive me, here's a gorgeous coat to make up for it.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4451 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Danielle,

    "oh mickey ¿cómo estás? ¿cómo estás? me gustas más hey mickey!"

    Most excellent. And, most welcome.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Martin Lindberg, in reply to Danielle,

    That's actually for *me*, because I collect other-language versions of well-known pop songs! (My favourite being: "oh mickey ¿cómo estás? ¿cómo estás? me gustas más hey mickey!")

    Do you have the Swedish version?

    ETA: Found it.

    Stockholm • Since Jul 2009 • 802 posts Report Reply

First ←Older Page 1 16 17 18 19 20 22 Newer→ Last

Post your response…

Please sign in using your Public Address credentials…

Login

You may also create an account or retrieve your password.