On being stoned by feminists, thank you Bob

22 Jun

They’ll stone you when you’re trying to be so good
They’ll stone you just like they said they would
They’ll stone you when you’re trying to go home
They’ll stone you when you’re there all alone
But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned

They’ll stone you when you’re walking on the street
They’ll stone you when you’re trying to keep your seat
They’ll stone you when your walking on the floor
They’ll stone you when your walking to the door
But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned

They’ll stone you when you’re at the breakfast table
They’ll stone you when you are young and able
They’ll stone you when you’re trying to make a buck
They’ll stone you and then they’ll say good luck
But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned

Well They’ll stone you and say that it’s the end
They’ll stone you and then they’ll come back again
They’ll stone you when you’re riding in your car
They’ll stone you when you’re playing you guitar
Yes But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned
Alright

Well They’ll stone you when you are all alone
They’ll stone you when you are walking home
They’ll stone you and then say they’re all brave
They’ll stone you when you’re send down in your grave
But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned

Rainy Day Woman. Bob Dylan. 

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13 Responses to “On being stoned by feminists, thank you Bob”

  1. Di Pearton June 22, 2013 at 8:54 am #

    YES!! Love you 🙂

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  2. helvityni June 22, 2013 at 9:28 am #

    ….and when you say that in some far-away place women are respected, they are equal to men, they can become leaders of their country if they so wish, and nobody blinks an eyelid,then they tell you: go back where you came from.

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  3. hudsongodfrey June 22, 2013 at 11:01 am #

    Interesting choice of a lyric that was occasionally and of course very superficially a lot of people got on their high horses at the time that it was about drugs and variously banned it! Fuckers!

    However Dylan denied those interpretations offering a couple of alternatives, just as the whole cleavage thing has sort of devolved into a kind of slanging match about how it and the reaction to it should be interpreted.

    It’s almost like at one point you couldn’t say “get stoned” and now you can’t say anything is sexist much less prudish because as always the whole thing is manipulated and twisted by politics and religion! And if anyone reading the last couple of weeks didn’t both those things were in the mix then you probably don’t get Bob Dylan either, this whole train of thought is very much wasted on you and you probably still think the only reason cleavage is important to feminism has to do with bra-burning.

    http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=2934

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  4. hudsongodfrey June 22, 2013 at 11:02 am #

    By the way Jennifer its full title is Rainy Day Women #12 & 35. Chuck in an edit and delete this 🙂

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  5. paul walter June 22, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

    Nothing like getting stoned, as St Stephen would tell you.

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  6. doug quixote June 22, 2013 at 4:28 pm #

    Dylan analyst Clinton Heylin had this to say :

    The enigmatic title came about because Dylan knew a song entitled “everybody must get stoned” would be kept off the airwaves. The title relates to the Book of Proverbs, chapter 27, verse 15: “A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.”

    This is a very rainy day in Sydney, and there are plenty of contentious women about. 🙂

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    • paul walter June 22, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

      Get stoned?

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  7. Cranky Pants Noely (@YaThinkN) June 22, 2013 at 6:04 pm #

    Well Ms Jennifer Wilson, all I can say is bugger the stoners! Old Feminists can argue over nuance, form, intent, context, whatever the hell they like. You inspired my 18 (almost 19) year old girl to actually be ‘active’ and state her thoughts on women, people and humanity and that is a bloody good thing. As people like Caitlin are our future women who until you came along with an ‘inclusive’ style of activism were alienated from.

    I know you are a busy lady, but please, at least read the commentary below Caitlin’s video, and if you have time, watch the video, you will be proud of what you started 🙂

    Cleavage 101: My natural response to #ConvoyofCleavage http://youtu.be/FglBAvEl0aM

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    • hudsongodfrey June 22, 2013 at 7:06 pm #

      Go on her. It’s great to see younger Aussies being thoughtful and putting something of themselves into action.

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      • helvityni June 22, 2013 at 9:03 pm #

        I second that Hudson, good on ya, Caitlin!

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