Barbara Ehrenreich

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Barbara Ehrenreich

Imagine spending four billion years stocking the oceans with seafood, filling the ground with fossil fuels, and drilling the bees in honey production -- only to produce a race of bed-wetters!More Barbara Ehrenreich [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A child is not a salmon mousse. A child is a temporarily disabled and stunted version of a larger person, whom you will someday know. Your job is to help them overcome the disabilities associated with their size and inexperience so that they get on with being that larger person.More Barbara Ehrenreich [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There seems to be no stopping drug frenzy once it takes hold of a nation. What starts with an innocuous HUGS, NOT DRUGS bumper sticker soon leads to wild talk of shooting dealers and making urine tests a condition for employment -- anywhere.More Barbara Ehrenreich [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The feminist anti-pornography movement, no less than the feminist movement of a century ago, encourages the assumption that male and female sexuality, and possibly morality, are as unlike as yin and yang.More Barbara Ehrenreich [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When the Somalians were merely another hungry third world people, we sent them guns. Now that they are falling down dead from starvation, we send them troops. Some may see in this a tidy metaphor for the entire relationship between north and south. But it would make a whole lot more sense nutritionally -- as well as providing infinitely more vivid viewing -- if the Somalians could be persuaded to eat the troops.More Barbara Ehrenreich [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We who officially value freedom of speech above life itself seem to have nothing to talk about but the weather.More Barbara Ehrenreich [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.More Barbara Ehrenreich [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A free-enterprise economy depends only on markets, and according to the most advanced mathematical macroeconomic theory, markets depend only on moods: specifically, the mood of the men in the pinstripes, also known as the Boys on the Street. When the Boys are in a good mood, the market thrives; when they get scared or sullen, it is time for each one of us to look into the retail apple business.More Barbara Ehrenreich [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Natural selection, as it has operated in human history, favors not only the clever but the murderous.More Barbara Ehrenreich [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Exercise is the yuppie version of bulimia.More Barbara Ehrenreich [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Given the cultural barriers to intersex conversation, the amazing thing is that we would even expect women and men to have anything to say to each other for more than ten minutes at a stretch. The barriers are ancient -- perhaps rooted, as some paleontologist may soon discover, in the contrast between the occasional guttural utterances exchanged in male hunting bands and the extended discussions characteristic of female food-gathering groups.More Barbara Ehrenreich [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is the fear, common to all English-only speakers, that the chief purpose of foreign languages is to make fun of us. Otherwise, you know, why not just come out and say it?More Barbara Ehrenreich [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The label of liberalism is hardly a sentence to public ignominy: otherwise Bruce Springsteen would still be rehabilitating used Cadillacs in Asbury Park and Jane Fonda, for all we know, would be just another overweight housewife.More Barbara Ehrenreich [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Marriage is socialism among two people.More Barbara Ehrenreich [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Anyone who has invented a better mousetrap, or the contemporary equivalent, can expect to be harassed by strangers demanding that you read their unpublished manuscripts or undergo the humiliation of public speaking, usually on remote Midwestern campuses.More Barbara Ehrenreich [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Those Romans who perpetrated the rape of the Sabines, for example, did not work themselves up for the deed by screening Debbie Does Dallas, and the monkish types who burned a million or so witches in the Middle Ages had almost certainly not come across Boobs and Buns or related periodicals.More Barbara Ehrenreich [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Someone has to stand up for wimps.More Barbara Ehrenreich [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Heads of state are notoriously ill prepared for their mature careers; think of Adolf Hitler (landscape painter), Ho Chi Minh (seaman), and our own Ronald Reagan.More Barbara Ehrenreich [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No culture on earth outside of mid-century suburban America has ever deployed one woman per child without simultaneously assigning her such major productive activities as weaving, farming, gathering, temple maintenance, and tent-building. The reason is that full-time, one-on-one child-raising is not good for women or children.More Barbara Ehrenreich [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Considering the absence of legal coercion, the surprising thing is that men have for so long, and, on the whole, so reliably, adhered to what we might call the breadwinner ethic.More Barbara Ehrenreich [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If men were equally at risk from this condition -- if they knew their bellies might swell as if they were suffering from end-stage cirrhosis, that they would have to go nearly a year without a stiff drink, a cigarette, or even an aspirin, that they would be subject to fainting spells and unable to fight their way onto commuter trains -- then I am sure that pregnancy would be classified as a sexually transmitted disease and abortions would be no more controversial than emergency appendectomies.More Barbara Ehrenreich [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Take motherhood: nobody ever thought of putting it on a moral pedestal until some brash feminists pointed out, about a century ago, that the pay is lousy and the career ladder nonexistent.More Barbara Ehrenreich [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Thus will the fondest dream of Phallic science be realized: a pristine new planet populated entirely by little boy clones of great scientific entrepreneurs free to smash atoms, accelerate particles, or, if they are so moved, build pyramids -- without any social relevance or human responsibility at all.More Barbara Ehrenreich [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
So why do people keep on watching? The answer, by now, should be perfectly obvious: we love television because television brings us a world in which television does not exist. In fact, deep in their hearts, this is what the spuds crave most: a rich, new, participatory life.More Barbara Ehrenreich [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
America is addicted to wars of distraction.More Barbara Ehrenreich [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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