“Nobody objects to a woman being a good writer…”

mjc-Leslie McIntyre

“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…

About mjanecolette

Writer. Reader. Angster. Reformed Bohemian (not). Author of the erotic romance TELL ME, the erotic tragedy (with a happy ending) CONSEQUENCES (of defensive adultery), the award-winning rom-com (she's versatile) CHERRY PIE CURE, and TEXT ME, CUPID--a (slightly dirty) love story for 21st century adults who don't believe in love... but want it anyway. A sought-after speaker and presenter, Colette is also the author of the Dirty Writing Secrets Series, which includes the non-fiction collection of essays ROUGH DRAFT CONFESSIONS: not a guide to writing and selling erotica and romance but full of inside inside anyway, 101 FLIRTY WRITING PROMPTS TO SEDUCE YOUR MUSE, and ORGANIZED CREATIVE. She's also the curator of the fab YYC Queer Writers anthologies Queer Christmas in Cowtown, Screw Chocolate, and A Queer Summer Night's in Cowtown. Releasing Spring 2020: CUPID IN MONTE CARLO.

One comment

  1. I would love to follow the order, and be surprised to find that others do to. Genius!

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