Do you think Robin Morgan ever speaks at high schools?

“Pussy bite”? Someone found me by Googling “pussy bite”?* What the hell is wrong with people?

In other news, I got irritated today when a dude in fourth period snickered upon hearing that the book we’re reading in class is often taught in Women’s Studies. I asked him, politely, what exactly the fuck was so funny.

“Women’s studies?” he giggled. “Is that a real thing? Is there, like, Men’s Studies, too?”

“No,” I said, going on to explain that, because men are the default humans — like Times New Roman is the default font  — almost everything in this world is made and done with men in mind. Every day is Men’s Studies Day! Girls and women are auxiliary humans, like Century Gothic or Wingdings. Therefore, girls’ and women’s experiences of said world are radically different from his. Ergo, Women’s Studies is a valid and challenging discipline, albeit not as sparklyhip as video game design or rap producing.

*Also, “verginer.”

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8 thoughts on “Do you think Robin Morgan ever speaks at high schools?

  1. Actually I think that White Anglo-Saxon Protestant males are the default humans. And yes, the search terms baffle the hell out of me every day.

  2. Hey, does anyone ever take high school boys seriously? A modest proposal, ship them off to farms to do heavy labor in the fields, let the girls study in school. Or maybe Guantanamo…. smart mouth comments get met with a heavy club to the face.
    Should shape up the cretinous creatures soon. There is no species more hated on the face of the earth than the teenage boy. Come the revolution, you know who’s going to go first in my book… just a modest proposal.

  3. Imagine the high-school version of “…prehistory has never stopped happening and, as such, is not a prehistory in any chronological sense. It is not done with, over, relegated to a past, which then becomes part of a causal or narrative reconstruction of the self. On the contrary, that prehistory interrupts the story I have to give of myself, makes every account of myself partial and failed, and constitutes, in a way, my failure to be fully accountable for my actions, my final “irresponsibility,” one for which I may be forgiven only because I could not do otherwise. This not being able to do otherwise is our common predicament.”

    And that’s why Jessica Valenti is a more popular choice.

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