Toad in the Hole

November 11, 2006

Ellen Willis, too. Damn.

She was one ot the feminist writers who excited me way back when, and
kept my interest as we all aged.

I used to buy the Village Voice just to read her column. Do you remember the thrill of finding someone in that gray buzzing over-your-head media world who was thinking some of the same things you were and articulating what was bothering you about the rest of them? Someone who got pissed off at the same things and demanded our share of pleasure for us, too? Who noticed that pleasure is not frivolous, or some optional ruffle to be tacked onto a human life? Finding her stuff was one of the most intellectually and emotionally freeing, integrative events of my life.

Thanks, Ellen.

Posted at November 11, 2006 03:34 AM


thanks, ron, for the references. and thanks, ellen, for saying what you did.

Posted by: kathy a at November 11, 2006 06:28 AM

Yes, I remember. I went down to the bookstore today and found No More Nice Girls and Beginnng To See the Light. Thanks for the link to that letter.

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