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Yeah you!!!! :) :) :) :D

LOL! Your stepmohter makes me smile. Maybe for the next one you can look directly into the camera. I mean, alienating family can be such a bitch.

(I wish you could see me snickering as I type this.)

So now I have to drag myself to the store and buy a copy of Bust. Oh darn. How ever shall I bite the bullet and head to the nearest bookstore.

(Okay. Now I'm just giggling.)

YEAH! Hey, I really like that photo.

p.s. I'm so old I didn't even know what a rainbow party was.

Janice so here is my comment as one of the hated class of MOM Those old geezers that don't know shit.
the feminist revolution in the 60's in which us oldsters burned our bras and other stuff was good in some ways and disasterous in others. On one hand the advent of the birth control pill and contraception gave women the ability to do what they wanted and have control over whether and with whom they had sex and conceived as a result. And then as a result of that , they could have careers and go to college etc. In the 60's we hippy mothers had a coop day care center which gave some of us the opportunity to go to college and some of the others to get divorced. There were almost no 2 parent families involved and almost none of the mothers didn't take advantage of this opportunity of free time to make some drastic changes in their lives. these moms are now in the age demographic of you Janice and the other Bloggettes' moms.
Now what was wrong with the feminist revolution besides what was right about it was
1 It failed to take into account that SOMEONE was going to have to take care of the kids. Out of which came the myth of SUPERMOM which was basicly a crock of shit because nobody can do it all at once and do a great job. Some of you about 39 or so can probably attest to this if you had a SUPERMOM.
2 Since women were now working. Prices of everything especially real estate went up drastically because the powers that be realized that two people working in a family meant twice as much money. It very soon became impossible for just the husband of a two parent family to work. "If those pesky feminist women wanted to work by God we'll make them pay," became the cry.
3 Because of free sex and birth control a lot of women forgot to use contraseption and there was a rash of single mothers in the 60s also Welfare was easy to get and probably caused more single mothers to have children by themselves. Welfare was very hard to get off, so some women opted to simply have a new child when the first one became too old to get Welfare. Seems primitive but it's true.
4 WHICH BRINGS US KIND OF TO THE PRESENT
Rainbow parties, exstacy, whatever. These things I'm bringing up from your past Gen Xers is so you will know some of your history and where your current problems are coming from. Feminism was good. But it's time to tweak it and set some controls. Things got out of hand. Limits need to be set on behavior now. What is it that you want? there are now more choices but do you want them all? Which do you want and which don't you want? YOU GOT MORE CHOICES NOW CHOOSE.
HERE'S SOME ADVICE FROM SOMEONE'S MOM

Did anyone watch "Jews in America" on PBS. The final installment gave an interesting contextualization of Bella Abzug, Betty Friedan and Gloria Stienem. Also bah mitzvahs, female rabbis and female study of the torah.

Chris, I did not see that program on PBS unfortunately. I'll see if I can catch it. I remember stuffing envelopes with my mother for Abzug. The other day I saw a pic of her and immediately recognized her. Rob had no clue who she was.

I forget that he's younger and didn't grow up in NY sometimes. Like today when we were discussing what his friends did for fun versus what my friends and I did. While his friends would drive out to the airforce base to drink beer and watch the jets take off me and my friends would sneak alochol into movie theaters and watch cult classics . . . which weren't even classics yet.

I feel so damn old.

This is a brilliant and funny interview and you look as gorgeous as ever. Congrats! xoxo

great interview.. you are beautiful!
How exciting for you :)

And JanetWolfman

yep

I too remember the 60's

And you are too sadly right about all of it.

Janice,
Here is a comment to make you puke and laugh at the same time. I finally bought a copy of BUST magazine last month. I wanted to since I met you but never saw one till I was browsing at the B&N. I went in to buy girl trash, Glamour and the supreme ruler of girl trash, dare a confess to readig it, Cosmo. I know I know. I should have my knuckels rapped old Catholic school style with a yard stick. But it made for an intresting moment at the check out. It was like buying the philosophical essays of Nitzche and a porn mag. But I loved BUST magazine. Marvin asked me what kind of mag it was as it favored the bustier and plussier female form, (which he favors too) and told him it was a girl mag for girls with a brain. He actually read some of it and liked it. It really puts Cosmo to shame.

Janice,
Here is a comment to make you puke and laugh at the same time. I finally bought a copy of BUST magazine last month. I wanted to since I met you but never saw one till I was browsing at the B&N. I went in to buy girl trash, Glamour and the supreme ruler of girl trash, dare a confess to readig it, Cosmo. I know I know. I should have my knuckels rapped old Catholic school style with a yard stick. But it made for an intresting moment at the check out. It was like buying the philosophical essays of Nitzche and a porn mag. But I loved BUST magazine. Marvin asked me what kind of mag it was as it favored the bustier and plussier female form, (which he favors too) and told him it was a girl mag for girls with a brain. He actually read some of it and liked it. It really puts Cosmo to shame.

Heather, I've got a free book for you, Miss Major Character! I can't wait to see you and catch up.

I think you should buy a b ig bottle of Maker 's Mark, an ounce of weed, some coke and knock that speech out in an afternoon..:) ..
Signed, The Enablers

janice!

congratulations! i am going to go and buy this right away! i tried to find your rosario dawson article a little to late -- and man, was it something trying to find it! i finally found/and read it at the des plains library! (i had to yell at several librarians -- the records showed that the issue was in the library, but it wasn't on the shelf...) it was great, as per usual! love you/the way you write, janice!

all the best from the midwest,
florence :D

janice! i'm so sorry for the typo in my comment above..
should have been "...rosario dawson article a little TOO late..." not "to late." in my haste... mea culpa!
love, florence :D

Any comment from you is always perfect, Florence. Thanks for taking the time to track down the Rosario piece. Love to you, too!

Janet...you have said what I've wanted to say but couldn't find the words to do it justice...thank you!

Janice,
I have loved reading everything you wrote since we were in high school going to get high in the meadow and getting wasted at toga parties. I look forward to showing you all the tasty tidbits I have saved all these years. Perhaps I'll bring "Perverse Poem #7: Ode to a Dildo" to the Best American Erotic Poems: 1800 to the Present event in March.

Can't wait to see ya!

Love,
S

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