The Dill Pickles was founded by several groups of people who were convinced that they, nor for that matter no other person or group knew all there was to be known about art, literature, drama, music, science, social or political economy or any other problems confronting or bothering the human race.
Dude, I am average at some stuff, and it’s OK.
start by having a conversation with potential partners about why you do your work. Why, not what, unlocks common ground and shared goals.
The mom with the daughter who wants to quit over funky feelings. Well I would suggest to the daughter that does she really want to run her life by letting creepy guys dictate what she can and can’t do? Yes, say sure you feel funny about this guy, good, don’t be alone with him, don’t let him try to get some of the other girls alone, don’t let this guy offer to drive people home, maybe you be the mom who picks up and drops off kids at home. Teach her to be an advocate for herself and others, but don’t quit something you love doing because some guy seems weird. She should trust the gut feelings that this guy gives her, but don’t let him dictate what you do.
If you want to change society you have to change the ideological fabric of society.
I remember watching some talking head show, when a guy from the CCPA (naomi klein’s bro actually) told some right wing hack “you get your stats from the Fraser Institute, I get mine from StatsCan” and the hack shut up cuz he knew the pile of shit he was using. Of course that’s why Harper eviscerated StatsCan and got rid of the long-form census.
Yesterday Smart Girls at the Party reblogged my watercolor doodle of an Amy Poehler quote (They found it through Huffington Post Women - follow em on tumblr!!). Smart Girls is a wonderful amazing awesome web series started by Amy that is all about empowering women and answering earnest questions about life, love, and all that stuff!!
I thought I’d finally finish up this painting I started a while back of my QUEEN, AMY HERSELF! ♥♥ Hope you guys like it!
Amy Poehler, Queen of (our) Hearts ♥