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1091: pick-up lines for feminists

"pick-up lines for feminists"
Lesley Kartali

making the move
at the bar
the club
the pro-choice rally
or the conference
on women's rights
in the 21st century
is no easy task
for feminists
young and old.

how do you
subtly ask for digits
while still making it
perfectly clear
that you are fine
being alone
and are certainly
not buying into the idea
that women are worthless
without a significant other?

just remember to smile.
or not.
(depending on if you
feel like it)
and try some
of these lines
on for size:

if i could rearrange
the alphabet
i would put u and i
together
and then we could
work on trying
to think outside
of this male dominated
language.

your paradigm or mine?

you're so sweet
you put hersheys
out of business.
so sweet
you can bring down
all those
bastard big businesses.

somebody better call
god/allah/buddah/
assorted goddesses/etc.
because he/she/gender neutral being
are missing an
angel/messiah/messenger.
*if atheist this line may not work

did it hurt?
when you fell
from the top
of the hierarchy
when society
identified you
as a woman?

pinch me.
with consent of course.
you are so
third wave
i must be dreaming.

where have you been
all my life?
hopefully fighting
against oppressive
patriarchal systems.

your feet must be tired.
because you have been
running through my
mind and struggling
against the repressive
gender roles
that we have been
socialized into
all day.

if the personal is political
then our getting together
has the potential
to subvert the patriarchy.

what's your sign?
radical? liberal?
socialist? cultural?
eco?

if these lines fail
don't worry.
it's probably just
because our
fascist media
has embedded
said pick-up line
receiver
with the idea
that you are a
crazy
scary
man-hating
castrating
bitch.

just keep telling yourself.
if they haven't
started questioning
what society
tells them yet.

then maybe
they are not
the one
for you.

Comments

( 18 comments — Leave a comment )
only_more_love
Jan. 31st, 2011 01:35 am (UTC)

This is so fantastic. Loved it. Made me laugh. :)

jeweledhibiscus
Jan. 31st, 2011 01:46 am (UTC)
*cracks up*
secretsolitaire
Jan. 31st, 2011 02:19 am (UTC)
*grins*
plotbunniofdoom
Jan. 31st, 2011 02:45 am (UTC)
Brilliant! :)
rhymeswithmulva
Jan. 31st, 2011 04:37 am (UTC)
<3
misters
Jan. 31st, 2011 06:49 am (UTC)
this is fantastic.
mieystrapurore
Jan. 31st, 2011 10:34 am (UTC)
This one made me laugh =D
kayori
Jan. 31st, 2011 12:07 pm (UTC)
A++++ would lol again.

I want to put some of these lines on t-shirts.
dreaminventor
Jan. 31st, 2011 02:07 pm (UTC)
This made me smile :)
mushroom18
Jan. 31st, 2011 02:54 pm (UTC)
This is hilarious! I'm working on my thesis using a feminist framework, so I totally GET what she's saying. :))
versipellis
Jan. 31st, 2011 05:51 pm (UTC)
I love it!
helle_d
Jan. 31st, 2011 06:00 pm (UTC)
"if the personal is political
then our getting together
has the potential
to subvert the patriarchy."


Oh, I like this one!
simonejester
Feb. 16th, 2011 08:44 pm (UTC)
That was my favorite too. XD
postingwhore
Jan. 31st, 2011 07:04 pm (UTC)
I loved this one! :D
pulse_fairy
Jan. 31st, 2011 10:04 pm (UTC)
awesome!!
crazedazed13
Feb. 2nd, 2011 07:11 pm (UTC)
As someone very interested in gender and patriarchy who works for a feminist organization, I found this brilliant :D
acaciaskye
Feb. 5th, 2011 04:28 am (UTC)
"if these lines fail
don't worry.
it's probably just
because our
fascist media
has embedded
said pick-up line
receiver
with the idea
that you are a
crazy
scary
man-hating
castrating
bitch."

THIS SO MUCH. I love it!
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