Listen, it’s a beautiful day. (Where I am.) The sun is shining, birds are chirping, it’s already Wednesday — things are going fine. With this in mind, you need to make a decision for yourself: Do you want to read a selection from an interview with Farrah Abraham (Teen Mom and person with a sex tape) in which she shows that she hasn’t the slightest idea of what “feminist” means? Like, has never run across the term in her life? And in which she asks “what context are you saying it in?” (which sounds an awful lot like “I feel like I’ve met her or something”) as if that has anything to do with it? It’s up to you! We’re adults, we can make our own decisions. Or — this is your other option —  do you want to talk about what you are having or plan to have for lunch? Your choice. Lady’s choice. Lesbian’s choice. From the Miami New Times, via Dlisted:

It sounds pretty shitty that he went behind your back and leaked your personal tape. Do you consider yourself a feminist?
I’m pretty feminine. I think so.

Not feminine — feminist.
What does that mean, you’re a lesbian or something?

No, that’s not what I’m asking at all.
What context are you saying it in?

It’s a complicated concept, but I guess at it’s most basic, it means that women are equal to men.
Oh, I definitely feel that women are equal to men. No doubt about that. I mean women should have equal rights to men, every day.

Hahaha. Aww. “I mean women should have equal rights to men, every day.” PUT IT ON MY TOMBSTONE, B-CUZ I AM DEAD, EVERY DAY. Oh brother. I am going to have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. (Lunch photo via Shutterstock.)

Comments (65)
  1. This is pretty much how I feel about Farrah Abraham:

  2. I had a PB&J and some chips. On another note, I feel like I may be coming down with some thing and I just do not have the time! In the middle of the night I felt like I might get sick so I slept in the bathroom for a little bit. Does anyone else do this? It’s like just being near a toilet makes me feel better – no running to the bathroom to puke for me! But, I didn’t get sick so Yea! Now I’m just really tired because sleeping in the bathroom isn’t super comfortable.

  3. I am having a sandwich. It is sitting next to me on my desk now because I refrigerated it, but I don’t like eating cold sandwiches, so I need it to find a better temperature. I am also having water, because hydration is great!

    That was all the post is about, right? Just lunches. I didn’t see anything else. I love posts about lunches.

  4. Chicken salad sandwich, but I didn’t have any of my mix-ins and I didn’t put in enough mayo, so it was basically cry shredded chicken on a dry toasted bun. :(

  5. I had salad and some almonds, because I’m actually a tiny bunny.

    • Related: I had to start keeping the almonds in a glass jar because my rabbit companion started sneakily stealing them out of the bag. Almonds aren’t good for bunnies! Be careful, you two!

  6. Who cares what Farrah thinks, it’s not like she was on the Simpsons.

    And I had a burrito bowl. And a giant Diet Coke.

  7. Same boring lunch, but I did discover this new fake cheese called Daiya. It’s pricey, but it has none of the allergens that bother me and is pretty damn tasty.

  8. I just ate a banana. And while, technically, this is lunch time. I woke up half an hour ago.
    I’m having some pizza rolls in a bit too.

  9. I had a fruit cup. I don’t usually eat a big lunch, but snack on something every hour or so at my desk. Later I will have a root beer and some of those mini brownies. Super healthy eating habits right here.

  10. I was a little worried that my lunch isn’t very masculine today because it included a raspberry greek yogurt and diet coke with lime, so I added some jalapeno chips to balance things out.

  11. Oh man this is not really related but I want to share because I am boring and weird. I adulted so hard last night guys, it was impressive. I bought actual groceries to make actual food instead of 37 frozen pizzas AND I did my laundry AND I cleaned all the things! Achievement unlocked in adulting for this lady right here.

  12. For lunch, I’m having an aneurism thanks to this story.

  13. Well I don’t know who Farrah Abraham is, so I think we’re even.

  14. I consider myself a corned beef reuben panini. And I think potato chips should be equal to sparkling orange drink, everyday.

  15. EVERY day?! That’s it guys, cancel Wench Wednesday.

  16. i just had an arugula salad with grilled chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, carrots and a balsamic vinigiarette.

    It’s part of my two-days-old “Try to Eat A Salad Every Day” Initiative.

    Which has been at odds with my lifelong “Try To Eat Like A Polar Bear” Solution.

    Check back never to see how I’m doing!

    • I don’t want to bring you down but if you’re anything like me you will end up with an uneaten tupperware bowl full of salad at the end of most days and then you’ll go home and eat spaghetti

  17. I had a salad … and have been catching up on what I’ve missed here for the past week. So, it’s been a good day so far! (I choose not to acknowledge the other part about Farrah Abraham.)

  18. I don’t know anything about this person besides what I read in this blog, but is she fundamentally wrong? I mean, she IS the biggest idiot and is probably doing so much wrong for society but can’t she be both right and an idiot? Like, I don’t think there should be kids dying of hunger, like every day, but I’m not doing anything about it. Just asking. I had a tuna sandwich.

    • I don’t think the problem is whether or not she is a feminist. The problem seems to be more that she doesn’t even have a vague understanding of what feminism means. Coupled with an earlier gaffe in which she didn’t know who Trayvon Martin was (and thought it might be a lady she had met or heard of) it just shows a complete lack of knowledge mixed with apathy regarding anything that is happening in the world. You could also potentially make an argument that her initial guesses (trayvon was some famous person and feminist means lesbian) illustrate her fixation on fame and sexuality but that may just be me reading into it too much.

      • No no, like, I said, she’s an idiot, but I think the problem here is not her but the people who keep trying to legitimize her as a celebrity by asking her these questions. Like, are we really surprised someone who made her fame off of her bad life choices is giving out dumb questions to serious answers? I mean, this is all-around awful, but I blame the Miami New Times more than Teen Mom here.

        • That’s a fair point that when asking stupid people what they think, we should expect stupid answers. But to say she is not to blame because we as a society made her famous is maybe letting her off the hook to easily. Farrah has definitely promoted herself and sought to increase her own fame through various means (released a book and sold/”leaked” a sex tape of herself, etc.) As far as I know, none of the other moms from that show have attained the same level of fame she has. She is definitely one of the people trying to legitimize her as a celebrity.

          All that being said, regardless of fame, even as just a normal non-celebrity person, there is a certain level of stupidity that is still just too much. I can forgive someone not knowing who Trayvon Martin is. Not everyone follows news and current events, so this, while still painfully oblivious, seems within the reasonable bounds of ignorance. But not knowing what feminism means to the point that you don’t even recognize the word is a little bit too much. It’s like never having heard of Canada. You don’t hear about it every day but it’s big enough and been around long enough to at least come up sometimes through school or media. You would very nearly have to actively try to keep your children from learning about it.

  19. I am having a bagel with an heirloom tomato from my garden. There is a new grocery store near me and I got over excited and forgot to buy new pepper, but got three new chutneys.

  20. Lots of salads being eaten for lunch today, I’m glad to hear you’re all sitting alone and laughing.

  21. I had half of a peanut butter and banana sandwich and some crackers because I’m 5 years old but now I’m having an apple because I have stress induced heartburn (also related to me being 5 years old) and my office-mate told me that that works apparently?!

  22. OK, so this is where post-feminism is going wrong! It’s (we’re) not getting its (our) message out there widely enough!

    Also, thank a lot of things they didn’t ask her about Syria.

  23. I had a chick pea/ black bean garden salad, an apple, dry-roasted edamame, and a water.

  24. I had a lunch meeting where they got salads from a local salad place and I ordered the “California” which was pretty good except for the iceberg lettuce. “Iceberg, amirite??? Enough already!” -me & people on the titanic
    Here’s the weird thing – they send potato chips and a cookie with the salad. The cookie is pretty large, like 6 inches in diameter. It’s like, hey, great choice on the salad, very healthy. Here’s a cookie because Fuck You and your trying to be healthy! So the cookie is sitting next to me on my desk. The chips are too. I’m gonna eat them both in a little bit. The cookie has a pretty strong cookie odor, though, so that’ll probably be the first to go. “Cookie odor” is not a great way to describe it…makes it sound pretty bad. More like “delicious whiff d’ Cookie” Anyway, my office now smells like cookies and I had a salad for lunch and pizza for dinner last night and I’m going out to dinner tonight at a place that is probably going to bring me shrimp and grits after I order them and so I guess what I’m trying to say is that some days it’s easier to eat healthy than others and fried pickles were also a thing that I ate at some point this week. THE COOKIE SMELL IS DRIVING ME INSANE!!!!!

    That escalated quickly…

    • I’m pretty proud of myself because I went out to buy a Crunch bar for dessert today, but they only had king sized Crunch bars at the store, so I bought a normal-sized KitKat instead.

      • Some days it’s about the little battles.

      • Why do Kit-Kat taste better in Europe? (sounds snobby … is it? no for real…they do…why?)

        • It’s like how I hate orange soda in the States–including and especially Fanta–but I drink Fanta like a beast in Europe.

          • We are kindred souls Flanny. I SWEAR.

          • Am I losing my mind? Like, really! All my Nick Miller gifs disappear! But all my other gifs stay? HOW HOW HOW

          • Fanta in general is amazing overseas. I traveled in West Africa years ago, and I saw an ad for a magical thing called Fanta Cassis. Much of the rest of my vacation was spent tracking this thing down. It was a rare find. Normally I had to settle for orange or their tropical fruit flavor. If I ever travel to Atlanta, I’m dead set on visiting the Coca Cola factory to see if I might get a little tipple of my beloved cassis.

        • I heard it’s because we don’t have the right cows for good chocolate in the States. They’re bred to produce larger quantities of milk but not for creaminess or some such. You’d think that’d be a fixable problem but if you point out something that costs half a cent to remedy everybody’s all, “Sit down, shut up and eat your chocolate, damn Commie!” Because capitalism.

    • I want a cookie now.

      A while ago one of my authors sent me a box of Italian chocolates and I paced myself and they lasted a while, but now I have none. No chocolate in my office. It is making me sad and stressed.

    • Great news, guys! I had to leave for an unexpected meeting so the cookie didn’t drive me crazy.

      In unrelated news, the chips are gone. I think a dog ate them. Also the meeting had candy and I had a grape tootsie pop. #blessed #noregrets

  25. Jesus somebody please make her listen to Le Tigre stat!

  26. Since this thread is tangentially feministe-related, does everyone know that Janelle Monae’s new album is streaming?

    Her awesome rap at the end of Q.U.E.E.N started as I read this thread and it was just wonderful.

  27. This feminist doesn’t know who Farrah Abraham is.

  28. I’m eating a Chipotle burrito because I was given a giftcard. I will probably grab cookies from the work cafeteria because I deserve it.

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