1. the politics of daydreaming, popping pills, and lolling

    "unable to relate or to love, the male must work. females crave absorbing, emotionally satisfying, meaningful activity, but lacking the opportunity or ability for this, they prefer to idle and waste away their time in ways of their own choosing — sleeping, shopping, bowling, shooting pool, playing cards and other games, breeding, reading, walking around, daydreaming, eating, playing with themselves, popping pills, going to the movies, getting analyzed, traveling, raising dogs and cats, lolling about on the beach, swimming, watching TV, listening to music, decorating their houses, gardening, sewing, nightclubbing, dancing, visiting, `improving their minds’ (taking courses), and absorbing `culture’ (lectures, plays, concerts, `arty’ movies). therefore, many females would, even assuming complete economic equality between the sexes, prefer living with males or peddling their asses on the street, thus having most of their time for themselves, to spending many hours of their days doing boring, stultifying, non-creative work for someone else, functioning as less than animals, as machines, or, at best — if able to get a `good’ job — co-managing the shitpile. what will liberate women, therefore, from male control is the total elimination of the money-work system, not the attainment of economic equality with men within it.”

    —valerie solanas, SCUM . it’s so resonant and relevant and everything you need this sunday morning and always. 
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    Dancing & visiting & naps as praxis. Sleeping & long walks as resistance/self-care.
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    Solanas is in the air today. Some excerpts from a conversation we had in the wee hours of the morning: "Do you ever feel...
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