"We talk a lot about the need for a politics of pleasure, and once again I’m talking not just sexual pleasure but all sorts of pleasures. To be able to say that not only should people not worry about starving to death but that they should be able to eat healthy, fresh, good food that they like. And I think it’s important to point out that this is not greed, that the myth of the greedy poor person is a distraction from the real greed, the systemic greed that’s embedded in policy. This is our right to live lives that are enjoyable, not just to pursue happiness or whatever the damn cliché is."
Melissa Gira Grant and I spend a lot of time talking to each other about politics, power, sex, labor, money, and love. Now we’ve put that conversation into chapbook form, brought to you by the fabulous Sarah McCarry and Guillotine press.