I don't usually get all political-like on this blog. I do pay attention to politics, though, and I pay attention to the constant erosion of rights that's been happening in this country. It's pretty horrifying, really. And as a woman I've been following the Texas debates over the ridiculously restrictive abortion bill pretty closely, because… Continue reading Why Texas Matters, and Why I Support Wendy Davis (from MN)
So I live in the Land Spring Forgot. Let's just get that out of the way: it's April something-teen and we're in the middle of yet another "shnit" storm (that would be Husband's word for the rain/sleet/snow shit that's currently coating the ground, and more importantly the roads, in a layer of slushy icy crap).… Continue reading No, no, you’re pronouncing it wrong. It’s "whOOre"
fem·i·nism/ˈfɛm əˌnɪz əm/ [fem-uh-niz-uh m] noun 1. the doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men. 2. ( sometimes initial capital letter ) an organized movement for the attainment of such rights for women. 3. feminine character. Recently my friend Superbetsy blogged, in a wonderfully snarky way, about cosplay at various geeky… Continue reading Updated: Feminism: No, Really
Today, I saw this on The Stir: http://thestir.cafemom.com/teen/137667/uptight_moms_spray_lysol_onand it makes me both disappointed and sad. Regardless of my stance on teenagers dirty dancing at a school function, these women's reactions were utterly ridiculous, sexist, and downright misogynistic. What, you didn't think women can hate women? If your boyfriend/husband/lover looks at, flirts, or even cheats, who… Continue reading Sluts and Harlots: The Moms Need Feminist Education
As a follow up to a previous post, "Honor" requires MARRYING YOUR RAPIST in Afghanistan. And despite international outcry for her treatment, the victim is seriously considering doing so to "save the family name." I'm not judging her: I'm judging her FAMILY. First, a family member rapes her and SHE'S sentenced to jail. For what… Continue reading Sigh.
This morning I feel like I've been sucked into a Twilight Zone alternate universe, and it's a bad, bad version..The democratic President whom I have supported has taken away a major female right to privacy and medicine. Teenage girls can now overdose on asprin or cold medicine just like normal, but they can't get the… Continue reading Oh Don’t You Worry Your Pretty Little Head, Honey