‘I was in Seattle, and I’d just come back from yet another interview for a job I didn’t get, when yet again I’d been told I was a stong candidate, that I was qualified, brilliant at what I do – I am brlliant at what I do – and named runner-up. Not one of those people I was beaten by was a person of colour, and not one of them was female. And that night I dreamed that I was in my hotel room, and in walked Hilary Clinton.
‘Don’t the Jungians say that you’re meant to represent every person who appears in your dream? In walked Hilary Clinton, and she was a maid, too, like Jennifer Lopez in that movie, Maid in Manhattan. And I forced her to finger-fuck me. She wasn’t enjoying it – I mean, I was practically raping her. It was like -‘
At this point, Commie Girl makes a hand gesture that I can’t quite bring myself to describe.
‘….Anyway, I woke and thought, ‘This is it. I’m always going to be getting fucked, I’ll never be in charge, and I’ll always get raped.’
The delectable Commie Girl and I are at a party full of wankers and hairdos in Regents’ Park, talking about women and power and politics. And branding. And Barack Obama. And love, God, sex, drugs and rock and roll. Commie Girl, aka Rebecca Schoenkopf, is one of the most unique and inspiring journalists I’ve ever had the privilege to meet. A compilation of her columns has just been released by Verso books, the ostensible occasion for this interview, which passes in a haze of cigarette smoke with reasonable quantities of ranting and tears.
The complete interview will be up soon at Red Pepper. My, aren’t I the saucy one.
In other news, I’ve spent the week Building My CV, Networking and smoking furiously outside somebody else’s office (I’ll just come out and say it like a hussy: work experience) and have, as such, had no time for any independent thought. You can, however, read my first article in a national newspaper here – a scintillating, up-to-the minute piece of socio-political comment if ever there was one.