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kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Mon, 12th Feb '07 8:38 PM

IF YOU ARE AN EGALITARIAN NON-SEXIST ...

... I thought there should also be a thread for the three of us.

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Mon, 12th Feb '07 8:49 PM

That's it. I'm getting my husband roses.

cypressriver
Cypressriver  (Level: 59.9 - Posts: 160)
Tue, 13th Feb '07 12:57 AM

Count me in. But Smoke, be sure your husband likes roses. I tried that, and they meant nothing to him (not your husband--mine). The most amazingly successful gift I've given him was a shiny, red power drill. He was like a kid with a toy gun, and carried it around for days. The trick is to give the person what they really want, even if it is cliched.

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Tue, 13th Feb '07 9:11 AM

Big John would like the roses. The power drill he'd use once and leave it outside to rust.

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Tue, 13th Feb '07 9:39 AM

Drilling holes in roses. Fun for the entire family!

surreyman
Surreyman  (Level: 260.6 - Posts: 2770)
Tue, 13th Feb '07 11:05 AM

Sounds like a 'Guns & Roses' cd would settle both problems.

cypressriver
Cypressriver  (Level: 59.9 - Posts: 160)
Tue, 13th Feb '07 2:07 PM

You lot are all warped!

But that's my point, Smoke. Give 'em what they want. If your love loves roses, well lucky you!

bigbird
Bigbird  (Level: 239.4 - Posts: 3301)
Tue, 13th Feb '07 3:13 PM

My problem is, mine would want oatmeal. Sad, isn't it?

Alice

allena
Allena  (Level: 255.4 - Posts: 1390)
Tue, 13th Feb '07 4:30 PM

Romantic knowledge is masculine in its neglect of women's experience and its adoption of paradigms built on assumptions of competition and hierarchy. Sploofus has helped us focus on the issue of how romance is constructed and how to go about changing it to make it a more egalitarian activity. Note: it is not ROWOMANCE.

There is little point in working on a series of bandaid treatments which do little to alter the way in which romance is practised. We believe that, in order to achieve any lasting change in masculine romance, it is valuable to have developed a long term strategy which incorporates a structural analysis of the major forces operating to construct both romance and sensitivity in particular ways. In other words, take off your clothes, put on some wonderful smelling ode de toilet, jump his bones and see if he remembers it.


geophile
Geophile  (Level: 159.4 - Posts: 1521)
Tue, 13th Feb '07 4:31 PM

...you started out so cerebral!

phitzy1
Phitzy1  (Level: 66.4 - Posts: 873)
Tue, 13th Feb '07 5:25 PM

Haa haa Haa Haa Haaa!!!!

as if that's an unusual event?!?

Man alive!, I hope not...

Here's to everyone having everything (material or not) that they wish for this Valentine's Day...be it a power drill, a dozen roses, or a roll in the hay...


smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Tue, 13th Feb '07 5:40 PM

I have a power drill and a yard full of flowers, and I'm allergic to hay. I'm hoping there's some premium dark chocolate in my immediate future.

Some for each bountiful womanly hip.

cypressriver
Cypressriver  (Level: 59.9 - Posts: 160)
Tue, 13th Feb '07 7:55 PM

I can't resist this Smoke. I'm sure you know "homage to my hips," by Lucille Clifton, but it's so great, it bears another read. So, for Valentine's Day:

homage to my hips

these hips are big hips
they need space to
move around in.
they don't fit into little
petty places. these hips
are free hips.
they don't like to be held back.
these hips have never been enslaved,
they go where they want to go
they do what they want to do.
these hips are mighty hips.
these hips are magic hips.
i have known them
to put a spell on a man and
spin him like a top!

--Lucille Clifton




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