I recently went to get tea at my favorite tea joint & as I was walking away, I realized why I really like my favorite baristo (I know, it’s Italian, but still): he looks like my hairdresser! I immediately felt like sharing this but needed to get back to work. So I played out the … [Read more…]
I don’t really feel that I’ve been pulling my feminist weight around here recently (and that big long post about American Gladiators really rose from my husband’s comment; I expanded it because I wasn’t certain all our dear readers knew what AG was). And that really also means I’ve not been pulling my blogging weight … [Read more…]
My husband loved American Gladiators growing up & now that it’s on again, we, of course, TiVo’d it. I will admit my doubts, but they evaporated after the intro. It’s totally Takeshi’s Castle meets Ninja Warrior with a media frenzy that only the US can provide. The jist of it is thus: 12 Gladiators (6 … [Read more…]
A recent article in the NYT about the history of marriage and a possible solution going forward. This subject is close to my heart, as I was married out of the Church and yet it changed my family’s entire relationship to my husband (now they talk to him…), but I really think it’s not a … [Read more…]
Two links: On Feministing, a moderate flamewar between two bloggers caused the following: Dawn took down this picture of me from her post after a commenter complained that I was “immodestly dressed.” Shoulders, apparently, are the new cooter. My response was that I, too, had been told off for baring my cooter shoulders. Frequent readers … [Read more…]
Ran across this the other day: a discussion of Hollywood sexism translated to the animal kingdom. Some interesting points that I’d not thought of before, especially since I enjoyed the Lion King thinking that the got at least some of the animal-gender-roles correct. This basically makes me want less to watch Bee Movie even less, … [Read more…]
I was reading an article in Mother Jones (it’s not online yet, I’ll link to it when it is) about homosexuality and “cures”. I’d like to steer clear of whether or not it can be cured, is psycholgical vs. physical, or any of that stuff. What I’d like to explore is the reason that (often right-leaning) people want to believe that it is “curable”. What came to my mind as I was reading this was the possibility that a reason this is such important point to people is equality.