“Nobody objects to a woman being a good writer or sculptor or geneticist if at the same time she manages to be a good wife, good mother, good looking, good tempered, well groomed and unaggressive.”
– Leslie McIntyre
MYSTERY: Who the fuck is Leslie McIntyre? This quote appears in Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way… and since then has peopled the Internet. It is the only quotable thing Leslie McIntyre has ever said. Is she famous? Is she a she? Is she one of Cameron’s students, friends? Is she an alias? I NEED TO KNOW. If you know, tell me, and save me some procrastination (feels like work but isn’t productive) time.
ORDERS: This weekend, do your bit to combat the Madonna/Whore dichotomy. If you’re a mother, ‘fess up on one of your parenting forums that you kinda like looking at Internet porn. Some kinds, anyway. If you’re a father, send the mother of your children a completely inappropriate text. While she’s with your kids at toddler story time at the library. If you’re a childless prude staring at me horrified, loosen up.
INSIDE INSIGHT: Have you ever noticed that there is no creature more uptight, prudish and afraid of women’s sexuality than the childless male? Discuss…
I would love to follow the order, and be surprised to find that others do to. Genius!