the stupid things religion comes up with!

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…]

Bit Lit Crit

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…]

Spark: India plans to incentivize female births

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…]

Spark: Heavenly Mother & the Celestial Glass Ceiling

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.

Fucking Friday: Bitch.

“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…]

Cultural Gender

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…]