Promiscuity does not scare me as long as she is savvy and self possessed when puberty comes to call. My aim is to simply raise my daughter to be secure in her self worth and capable of happiness all on her own.
[Amy Ray and I] both have this part of our brain that makes us think that everybody should and will be nice and friendly and forthcoming. And then we're completely disillusioned. We have all these grand plans. One of them is the Rolling Thunder Pussy Revue. There's all these women's festivals going
All the decent people, male and female, are feminists. The only people who are not feminists are those who believe that women are inherently inferior or undeserving of the respect and opportunity afforded men. Either you are a feminist or you are a misogynist. There is no box marked "other."
When I look down, I miss all the good stuff And when I look up, I just trip over things...
I'm searching, as we all are, for ways to feel good about myself. Certainly, looking in the mirror doesn't do it!
I think I'm a very solitary person. To actually not be anonymous is a bit claustrophobic for me.
I do believe that music has an intense power to connect us together, to inspire us to become ourselves.
People talk about my image like I come in two dimensions, like lipstick is a sign of my declining mind, like what I happen to be wearing the day that someone takes my picture is my new statement for all womankind.
These days, I find I'm applying a little more patience to my process. If I look back on my work, I can see those songs I bailed on could have been better, that had those great two verses and then I kind of coasted from there. These days, if a song is giving me trouble, I put it aside and pick it up
You are so lame. You always disappoint me. It's kind of like our running joke but it's really not funny and I just want you to live up to the image of you I create.
I've been trying to learn how to not be so conflicted about things like my own anger. I've always had a place in my music for my anger as a way of compensating for not having a mechanism to express it in my everyday life. So I've been trying to be more true to myself, and that helps me to chill out
Don't treat me like I am something that happened to you.
Let's show them all how it's done, let's do it all imperfectly.
We have a complete void of progressive politics in this country right now. The will of the people goes ignored and unrealized. I'm searching for the people that can enter the political system, a strong third party. We need to consolidate.
Love was always the goal, and my point every step of the way was that nothing is wrong with love, no matter what flavor it comes in.
I would like to perfect the art of being studiously aloof
My feminism has evolved way beyond self-empowerment and I see feminism as a path to peace on earth. The fundamental imbalance that is behind all of the other social diseases is patriarchy. I do believe. As men and women, together, I really long to feel my society evolve its understanding since we're
Then I show up steady ready and proud and I find I've forgotten how to talk out loud. Isn't it just like you to bring me to my knees?
Either you are a feminist or you are a sexist/misogynist. There is no box marked 'other.' Ani DiFranc
I've been a long time coming, and I'll be a long time gone. You've got your whole life to do something, and that's not very long.
I do it for the joy it brings, cause I'm a joyful girl. 'Cause the world owes us nothing, we owe each other the world.
I see a lot of connections between folk and punk music just because they're both subcorporate music - I mean, traditionally.
How come I can pick my ears but not my nose?
Science chases money, and money chases its tail, and the best minds of my generation cannot make bail.
I did not design this game; I did not name the stakes. I just happen to like apples; and I am not afraid of snakes.
i do it for the joy it brings because i'm a joyful girl because the world owes me nothing and we owe each other the world
I am 32 flavors and then some.
If you like it, let it be, and if you don't please do the same.
...I try to laugh at whatever life brings...
I'm an atheist how unfortunate it is to assign responsibility to the higher up for justice amongst people,