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Andrea Silenzi speaks with friends, experts, guys in bars, and her own Grandma Phyllis about where love and sex meets technology.

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Options June 4, 2014: #26 - Boyfriend NBD

Today on the show, I explore some things that make having a boyfriend no big deal, and kind of a big deal. My friend Holly Wood explains it like this: "We’re conditioned to approach relationships from the way your family does, which is to say women don’t have value until they are assigned value by the commitment of a man." I turn to friends and family to explore the subtle ways this plays out in my life, and learn that I am probably over-intellectualizing the whole damn thing.

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Artist Track Album Comments
Boyfriend NBD       
Beex  Beat, Beat   Options Necroscopix (1970-1981)   
Bottlesmoker  Divine Abode   Options    
Bottlesmoker  Free Hugs   Options    
Water Sark  I owe it to the sun   Options    
Christian Bjoerklund  The Professors Lab   Options    
Senyawa  Kereta Tak Berhenti Lama   Options   Free Music Archive 
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Listener comments!

  Wed. 6/4/14 7:00pm P-90:

Hi Ange.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/4/14 7:00pm Greg from Bloomfield:

Don't worry- I would feel weird if I had a boyfriend too.
Avatar    Wed. 6/4/14 7:14pm SeanG:

Marriage is an institution that is outdated!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/4/14 7:18pm dale:

it's just a commitment that says someone's got your back. nothing wrong with that. without it it's too easy to walk when things get sticky.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/4/14 7:22pm Jeff:

What?? In what universe would being a PHD candidate at a great university be an unappealing thing?
  Wed. 6/4/14 7:25pm some:

Rigour morale? Did she mean rigmarole?
Avatar Wed. 6/4/14 7:26pm Callieflower:

In the world of trying to date men who really want us to be subservient :/
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/4/14 7:27pm dale:

this lady is overeducumacated to ever be happy.
Avatar Wed. 6/4/14 7:29pm thunderish' Jay:

Hi there.. sorry to intervene on a recorded show, but i would say that we should wear more aproximate clothing or only unisex .. i would prefer that, and hair dying and stuff
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/4/14 7:30pm Greg from Bloomfield:

OOOOooooh. "They weren't good enough" vs "I'm not good enough." Good one, Ange.
Avatar Wed. 6/4/14 7:32pm thunderish' Jay:

and fuck patriarchy .. feminism in terms of sexism ais a different subject
Avatar Wed. 6/4/14 7:33pm thunderish' Jay:

women can be the same 2 types as men.. abolish sexism dont be a feminist
Avatar Wed. 6/4/14 7:35pm thunderish' Jay:

sorry for the rudeness Ange..i love women, but have not yet been fully understood by any of the existing living until today ,,
Avatar Wed. 6/4/14 7:36pm thunderish' Jay:

you should be more everywhere.. for sure, and speak of it your power as goddesses .. u have my support .. but in terms of love and delusions, come on
Avatar Wed. 6/4/14 7:37pm Sashamak:

Avatar Wed. 6/4/14 7:38pm Sashamak:

(That ugh is towards this comment board)
  Wed. 6/4/14 7:38pm Marc:

As a gay man in his 40s it was impossible to bring up my boyfriend in college in casual conversation in the ways you're describing.
Avatar Wed. 6/4/14 7:39pm Callieflower:

Andrea's the most patient woman in the world, Sasha, since she hasn't already just deactivated the comments for her show
Avatar Wed. 6/4/14 7:40pm thunderish' Jay:

sorry.. my mistake.. being comenting when im in heart minor state of loss and grief towards love
Avatar Wed. 6/4/14 7:42pm thunderish' Jay:

but remember: we all love every1 we met in our life that we have an earthly connection .. just a matter of putting the beat in the same rythmn.. the problem is that we have different tuned metronomes, our heart
Avatar    Wed. 6/4/14 7:43pm SeanG:

Family is overrated!
Avatar Wed. 6/4/14 7:43pm thunderish' Jay:

and they have other owners or are facing backwards at certain times
Avatar Wed. 6/4/14 7:45pm thunderish' Jay:

yes.. the low life 2 person ones are
Avatar Wed. 6/4/14 7:45pm thunderish' Jay:

only kids should define monogamy
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/4/14 7:45pm Ange:

I don't know the point of the WFMU comments anymore. You guys are just dicks to me and my guests every week. Doing shows like this leaves me so sleep deprived that I am too easily irked by you all. RIP WHY OH WHY COMMENTS BOARD.

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