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(Slate)   Forty years ago, a bunch of feminists released a landmark album. They wanted to change ... everything   (slate.com) divider line 72
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2012-10-22 09:34:53 AM
Well, it's good to see chicks trying to make music.
You know, broads deserve equability.
 
2012-10-22 09:35:34 AM
...Oh, and equality, too.
 
2012-10-22 09:35:55 AM
What? like the curtains? Throw pillows on the couch? Which cabinet they kept the dishes in?
 
2012-10-22 09:36:12 AM
BINDERS FULL OF SOMETHING OR OTHER. Ok that wasn't very funny but I wanted to make sure someone referenced this obscure meme. Also CHUCK NORRIS
 
2012-10-22 09:37:04 AM
Subs their websites says the form in 1978??

www.gogos.com
 
2012-10-22 09:38:58 AM
Oh sweet Jesus, I hate that album even as a kid. My younger brother loved it, however, and my mother played it for him constantly.
 
2012-10-22 09:39:52 AM
They can do what they like once my sammich is made!!
 
2012-10-22 09:40:18 AM

Wellon Dowd: Oh sweet Jesus, I hate that album even as a kid. My younger brother loved it, however, and my mother played it for him constantly.


It's all right to cry, parents are people too.
 
2012-10-22 09:43:13 AM

LineNoise: What? like the curtains? Throw pillows on the couch? Which cabinet they kept the dishes in?


The phone is off the hook
But you are not....for a comment like that.
 
2012-10-22 09:43:25 AM
Hmmm... I was born in 1979 and grew up in a house where my parents looked after young children for over 20 years... and I have never heard of this. Odd.
 
2012-10-22 09:43:30 AM

doczoidberg: Well, it's good to see chicks trying to make music.
You know, broads deserve equability.


As long as they get the housework done and food cooked who cares?

The writer sounds fat and gay.
 
2012-10-22 09:44:26 AM
Leftists, in an attempt to demonstrate that they're not like those Soviet Socialist people, have started your children on propaganda before they can walk.
 
2012-10-22 09:45:51 AM
*clicks*
Oh, THAT girl.
 
2012-10-22 09:48:50 AM
(spins Wheel of Misogynistic Comments People Will Take To Seriously, lands on...)

Next thing you know, they'll wanna vote,.
 
2012-10-22 09:49:34 AM
Maybe I'm missing something here, but twice in that article they seemed to say that if a girl wanted to a be a princess, that's a bad thing. Why?
 
2012-10-22 09:50:33 AM

sodomizer: Leftists, in an attempt to demonstrate that they're not like those Soviet Socialist people, have started your children on propaganda before they can walk.


You need to loosen that tin-foil hat, dude. It's obviously a work of J. Edgar Hoover and his trying to turn little boys into girls.
 
2012-10-22 09:51:05 AM
And nothing was changed, but thanks for helping out on the album Alan Alda.
 
2012-10-22 09:51:48 AM

2 Hookers and an 8 Ball: Maybe I'm missing something here, but twice in that article they seemed to say that if a girl wanted to a be a princess, that's a bad thing. Why?


Because we're a farking democratic republic you monarchist swine!
 
2012-10-22 09:53:10 AM
But chicks do have freedom. You know, flexible hours so they can go home and cook dinner.
 
2012-10-22 09:53:18 AM
What ever happened to that stalker of hers? Did the feds ever catch Donald Hollinger?
 
2012-10-22 09:53:29 AM
Did you see the part where in the phone interview he admitted that his daughter wore Disney princess pjs to bed and Gloria steinem was not amused, but not mean? what the hell is that all about? it's pjs for farks sake.
 
2012-10-22 09:55:07 AM
The book, by New Yorker cartoonist Whitney Darrow, Jr., was likely intended as satire, but the satire was so dry it was entirely lost on Auntie Marlo.

The whole thing was sparked by her inability to get a joke?
 
2012-10-22 09:55:27 AM

5monkeys: Did you see the part where in the phone interview he admitted that his daughter wore Disney princess pjs to bed and Gloria steinem was not amused, but not mean? what the hell is that all about? it's pjs for farks sake.


Is everyone supposed to be amused by Disney princess pjs?
 
2012-10-22 09:56:02 AM
What I want to know is: why do men have such Christawful taste in alcohol? Grey Goose is not "the best vodka." Grey Goose tastes like water. If I wanted water, then I would ask you for a glass of water. Vodka should hurt.
 
2012-10-22 09:57:14 AM
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2012-10-22 09:57:28 AM

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: But chicks do have freedom. You know, flexible hours so they can go home and cook dinner.


Essential IF we're going to have them in the workforce.
 
2012-10-22 09:58:28 AM

Harry Freakstorm: What ever happened to that stalker of hers? Did the feds ever catch Donald Hollinger?


www.sitcomsonline.com
 
2012-10-22 09:58:35 AM
a lot of name dropping there. no one had the SCUM Manifesto book on tape?

a4.ec-images.myspacecdn.com

hotlink
 
2012-10-22 09:59:36 AM

someonelse: 5monkeys: Did you see the part where in the phone interview he admitted that his daughter wore Disney princess pjs to bed and Gloria steinem was not amused, but not mean? what the hell is that all about? it's pjs for farks sake.

Is everyone supposed to be amused by Disney princess pjs?


I didn't know we were supposed to have an opinion at all on kids pjs. If they fit, are comfortable, and aren't likely to light up like a fireball then they are ok by me.
 
2012-10-22 09:59:45 AM
laist.com

3.bp.blogspot.com

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-10-22 10:03:37 AM
...and it paved the way for today's female musicians. In a record store, I paused and only slowly passed the Tegan and Sara albums instead of rushing right by.
Listened to Free to Be, etc... more than I care to admit.
 
2012-10-22 10:03:39 AM

2 Hookers and an 8 Ball: Maybe I'm missing something here, but twice in that article they seemed to say that if a girl wanted to a be a princess, that's a bad thing. Why?


Not the point-- it's fine to want to be a princess. It sucks if that's your default option because no one ever gives you an option of what else is available.

In kiddie culture, the "possible" is a pretty big deal. We had "Free to Be" in my home, along with "The Paper Bag Princess."

When the teachers at school saw me at playtime with a doll and a stethoscope, and tell me I was a very good nurse, I would politely correct them, "No, I'm a very good doctor."
 
2012-10-22 10:07:03 AM
 
2012-10-22 10:09:17 AM
www.prospectmx.com
 
2012-10-22 10:10:24 AM
a4.ec-images.myspacecdn.com

www.brooklynvegan.com


www.thunderrow.com 

image.pollstar.com
 
2012-10-22 10:15:17 AM
www.kidplanetblog.com
 
2012-10-22 10:15:46 AM
I had this album when I was a kid, my mom bought it for me. My dad hated it, though, and we could only listen to it when he wasn't at home. Twenty-five years later, he cringes over my little boy wanting a play kitchen for Christmas, but he bought it anyway. Progress, I guess!
 
2012-10-22 10:16:10 AM

LineNoise: What? like the curtains? Throw pillows on the couch? Which cabinet they kept the dishes in?


Sounds like someone's still a little pissed that he wasn't invited to Judy Chicago's dinner party.
 
2012-10-22 10:18:06 AM

2 Hookers and an 8 Ball: Maybe I'm missing something here, but twice in that article they seemed to say that if a girl wanted to a be a princess, that's a bad thing. Why?


Because there is a shortage of wealthy princes available to rascal them and take them awry, and most of those are douchebags who will abandon them with no assets or job skills once they've had a kid or two. Because being a princess means being useless and not knowing how to take care of youself--princesses don't do icky things like change oil or balance checking accounts. Because every princess lives on the backs of at least 10,000 serfs. Because the world is too damn full of princess wannabes already.
 
2012-10-22 10:21:43 AM

i_got_no_strings: I had this album when I was a kid, my mom bought it for me. My dad hated it, though, and we could only listen to it when he wasn't at home. Twenty-five years later, he cringes over my little boy wanting a play kitchen for Christmas, but he bought it anyway. Progress, I guess!


Just remind him that once you're getting paid for it and famous, the kitchen is a man's place.
 
2012-10-22 10:23:26 AM

doczoidberg: Well, it's good to see chicks trying to make music.
You know, broads deserve equability.


Hey, I like the word equability..... it sounds like a portmanteau of equality and ability.
 
2012-10-22 10:24:32 AM

Nightsweat: 2 Hookers and an 8 Ball: Maybe I'm missing something here, but twice in that article they seemed to say that if a girl wanted to a be a princess, that's a bad thing. Why?

Because we're a farking democratic republic you monarchist swine!


Thanks for the feedback folks. I think I liked this one best though.
 
2012-10-22 10:32:35 AM
We used to listen to that album a lot in music class.
 
I really enjoyed that article.  I never really gave it much thought but come to think of it even as a child I felt that that music kind of reflected my gender worldview pretty accurately.
 
 
I definately didn't think about what went into making the album.  Thanks whoever submitted that.
 
2012-10-22 10:37:34 AM
Guess it worked. My 12 year old son and friends are going to go as ML ponies...he chose Fluttershy. His dad (my ex) tried like hell to get him to change his mind, but he stuck to it and spent last night applying pink butterflies to a pair of yellow shorts he found at Goodwill. I have been enlisted as Derpy Hooves (I made paper bag footies while the shorts were being worked on). We also spent the majority of our crafting time talking about some chick named Emily he digs. It seems to really confuse his dad, that dress doesn't indicate sexual preference anymore, and everything is so fluid (can't think of a better term). As I live in the south, on the buckle of the bible belt...I find myself amazed and almost envious of how free these kids are. My little bro would have gotten his ass kicked for doing this. At school and at home. I told my kid so...it's important they know how far we've come...it seems that we are in danger of backsliding a lot these days.
 
2012-10-22 10:41:00 AM

brap: We used to listen to that album a lot in music class.
 
I really enjoyed that article.  I never really gave it much thought but come to think of it even as a child I felt that that music kind of reflected my gender worldview pretty accurately.
 
 
I definately didn't think about what went into making the album.  Thanks whoever submitted that.


Ditto to this. I'm really amazed it got made. And ditto to thanking Subby.
 
2012-10-22 10:50:35 AM

rogue_L_chick: Guess it worked. My 12 year old son and friends are going to go as ML ponies...he chose Fluttershy. His dad (my ex) tried like hell to get him to change his mind, but he stuck to it and spent last night applying pink butterflies to a pair of yellow shorts he found at Goodwill. I have been enlisted as Derpy Hooves (I made paper bag footies while the shorts were being worked on). We also spent the majority of our crafting time talking about some chick named Emily he digs. It seems to really confuse his dad, that dress doesn't indicate sexual preference anymore, and everything is so fluid (can't think of a better term). As I live in the south, on the buckle of the bible belt...I find myself amazed and almost envious of how free these kids are. My little bro would have gotten his ass kicked for doing this. At school and at home. I told my kid so...it's important they know how far we've come...it seems that we are in danger of backsliding a lot these days.


This brings little tears to my eyes-- hope your son has a great time!

I think the thing that scares people like your ex more than anything else is that it actually might not be a big deal... That the world will not end... And that their lives may have been less rich by n
 
2012-10-22 10:51:31 AM

Polyhazard: rogue_L_chick: Guess it worked. My 12 year old son and friends are going to go as ML ponies...he chose Fluttershy. His dad (my ex) tried like hell to get him to change his mind, but he stuck to it and spent last night applying pink butterflies to a pair of yellow shorts he found at Goodwill. I have been enlisted as Derpy Hooves (I made paper bag footies while the shorts were being worked on). We also spent the majority of our crafting time talking about some chick named Emily he digs. It seems to really confuse his dad, that dress doesn't indicate sexual preference anymore, and everything is so fluid (can't think of a better term). As I live in the south, on the buckle of the bible belt...I find myself amazed and almost envious of how free these kids are. My little bro would have gotten his ass kicked for doing this. At school and at home. I told my kid so...it's important they know how far we've come...it seems that we are in danger of backsliding a lot these days.

This brings little tears to my eyes-- hope your son has a great time!

I think the thing that scares people like your ex more than anything else is that it actually might not be a big deal... That the world will not end... And that their lives may have been less rich by n


Er... Not realizing sooner.

/coffee
 
2012-10-22 10:52:20 AM
The early 70's feminist trifecta:

Free To Be: You and Me
Our Bodies, Ourselves
Tapestry (Carole King)
 
2012-10-22 10:57:12 AM

rogue_L_chick: Guess it worked. My 12 year old son and friends are going to go as ML ponies...he chose Fluttershy. His dad (my ex) tried like hell to get him to change his mind, but he stuck to it and spent last night applying pink butterflies to a pair of yellow shorts he found at Goodwill. I have been enlisted as Derpy Hooves (I made paper bag footies while the shorts were being worked on). We also spent the majority of our crafting time talking about some chick named Emily he digs. It seems to really confuse his dad, that dress doesn't indicate sexual preference anymore, and everything is so fluid (can't think of a better term). As I live in the south, on the buckle of the bible belt...I find myself amazed and almost envious of how free these kids are. My little bro would have gotten his ass kicked for doing this. At school and at home. I told my kid so...it's important they know how far we've come...it seems that we are in danger of backsliding a lot these days.


This. So much this. My son had his toe-nails done for a spa-day at his daycare a few months back, and I was pretty envious. Not to the degree that I went out and bought my own, but enough that I thought about how it would have caused scandal if it had been me as a child.
 
2012-10-22 10:58:32 AM
Fantastic album. My first introduction to Mel Brooks.
 
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