Thursday, May 5, 2011

My new favorite quote

"you boys can keep your virgins
give me hot old women in high heels
with asses that forgot to get old. "
Charles Bukowski (Love is a Dog From Hell: Poems, 1974-1977

I may be only 32, but I'm digging this!
What's going on where you are today?  There is an anti-abortion rally going on in front of my building.  I was walking across the green today and there were signs that read "Warning - Genocide Photos Ahead"  I thought, what is this a war thing?
Nope.  Poster sized pictures of aborted fetuses (what *may* be aborted fetuses - there is a question in my mind about whether or not that is entirely true).
I averted my eyes and got into my building as quickly as possible.  Then I had to leave to go to Mooch's Mother's Day Tea at her school and walk by them again.  When I was returning to my building there were groups of students walking around with "We Support A Woman's Right To Choose" t-shirts on, handing out condoms and yelling, "Be careful!  There are anti-choice advocates ahead with graphic images!"  One of them stopped me and said, "Here, please take a condom"  
I won't lie, my head swelled to about 1 billion times it's natural size when I got to utter the words, "Actually, I'm not a student.  And I'm probably not your target audience, but thank you.  And thank you for being out here"
Then I walked over to some maybe 20 year old hunky looking dude sitting on a bench and handed the condom to him and said, "This will probably do you a lot more good than me."  He laughed and said thank you.
Aaah, the world is crazy.


  1. Wow. The anti-abortion crowd has taken hate to a new level. Glad to hear there were others there, making a statement in support of a woman's right to choose. My sister pointed out that you never know who may have had an abortion, or whose significant other may have had one, and what their reasons were. It's very personal, it's very private, and no woman is glib about it. She felt that it is inappropriate to make public displays about something that is so deeply intimate and angst-ridden. Those anti-abortion people are the height of rudeness and cruelty to me.

  2. Thank you!

    For counter-prosesting in a useful and cool way.

    Yeah, most of the images you see of *abortions* are realy just late-term miscarriages.

    Most abortions are done in the first trimester and the fetus is not that well developed

  3. Well at least you didn't hand the hunky dude the condom and ask him to meet you behind the bleechers ; )

    HAHAHAHAH! My word captcha was HERPES!

  4. Three cheers for looking younger than you are!

    I agree with you on the photos though - I doubt the integrity of pictures like that.

  5. I love the quote. Can I hear a, "hell yeah!" You have done a perfect portrayal of just how crazy the world is and honey I suppose it's true when they say it takes all kinds. Love your dry wit and humor. You are adorable.

  6. Ah, yes. Awesome quote. I have a problem though: My ass didn't forget to get old. :( I've never witnessed a protest like this, but I'm sure it would make my blood boil.

  7. That is so awsome! I was totally embroiled in the "Choice Wars" when I was in undergrad. I was the President of Voices for Planned Parenthood on my campus and quite literally received death threats becasue of it. Crazies!

    And go you for looking so young! I still get that from time to time, and it NEVER gets old.

  8. What a lovely quote. I just saved it. I'm a proud 34-year-old too, but I do smile (inside) when I walk into one of my workshops and sit around to study my students, and a couple of youngsters hit on me. They look like death when after I move to the front of the room and seat at the desk. It never gets old.

    I just ran a couple of races for Planned Parenthood, and I wore a t-shirt that say. "Witches Do It Too, but We Reproduce When We Choose". I made sure I ran in place in front of every person that gave me a nasty look ;-)


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