Sooooooooooo… First thing that entertains me about these shots is that they were taken with the same flash—and the background to the white one is darker. First thing that you’ll probably notice is that my head is missing. So are my pants (and I did wear underwear). This is a response to this (solidarity, sister), … [Read more…]
that is all.
Sometimes, I’m really sympathetic of religion, having been there (sorta) myself and having many friends and relatives who are still there. But sometimes, there are just no words to describe the stupid depths to which religion drives people. First, we have the Anglican priest who believes that homosexuals should have warning labels (you know, like … [Read more…]
I just had tea with the female faculty at my law school. It was fascinating to discuss their experiences of sexism and inequality in the workplace. It was also heartening to see that two men showed up as paying members of the Women’s Legal Association (apparently there’s a third who simply couldn’t make it for … [Read more…]
This is from one of my favorite bands of all time, the punk trio, Sleater Kinney. They were part of the riot grrrl movement of the 90s (Bitch, my favorite feminist ‘zine, also came out of this era). The video does little justice to their talent and incredible energy. I had the good luck to … [Read more…]
That would be “Bitchy Literary Criticism”. John & I were having a conversation about good books and the concept of “strong female characters”, as a reason I might want to explore the Sabriel series. My response was that I had been recommended Miyazaki’s manga/movies for the same reason, that the author writes “strong female characters”, … [Read more…]
By giving a girl’s family […] financial benefits worth around $5,000, including health insurance, until she is 18, if she is sent to school and remains unmarried.I think this is a great idea, but I’m sure that the anti-feminists will spin it (they think that girls are more valuable than boys!!!). I also find it … [Read more…]
A fascinating discussion/speculation about the position of women on earth and how that mirrors their position in heaven. Includes speculation about what might have been the course of humanity if the Abrahamic God was a female. via.
“I’m a YUPpie,” goes the old joke, “You know, a Young, Upwardly-Mobile Professional.” “We’re DINKS,” comes a reply, “You know, Double Income, No Kids.” [in one version, the third response is “WIFE“, but my favorite is] “Me, I’m a BITCH.” Jaws drop. People stare, drinks raised halfway to their lips. She smiles naughtily and purrs, … [Read more…]
From the “you have power over what you name” files comes this story of a woman who found out who she was in the process of naming herself.
Cannot. Wait. For. The. Debate. via.
There’ve been a couple articles about gender & children’s clothing that recently got me thinking. One of my sisters has 4 boys and one girl (the youngest). Her boys all wear hand-me-downs (as I remember doing, myself), but the girl has new clothes. New, pink clothes. Sometimes not pink but instead lavender and frilly. I’ve … [Read more…]