Tag Archives: feminism

It shouldn’t be a scandal

Ages ago I made a(n incomplete) list of movies and television shows that use a baby as a plot device versus movies and shows that show a character having an abortion. What was immediately obvious was that there were a lot more … Continue reading

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You make me right

When I was a kid, the place where I live was named one of the most dangerous places to live in the US. I joked (badly) that we should get together and beat up the pollsters. I know humor’s not … Continue reading

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If you looked at pictures of JLaw naked, you’re working against your own self-interest

A friend of mine told me a disturbing story the other day. She told me she was working topless in her apartment (as she is wont to do), and she heard people snickering outside. Normally, she ignores it because she … Continue reading

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In which I respond to a troll, think better of it, then post my answer here

On facebook a friend of mine posted something about sexual assault in the animal rights community and how accusations were not believed. Since I’m not exactly active in the animal rights community, I can’t speak to it other than just … Continue reading

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a modern zen koan

If a gunman in a mall shoots two people and it doesn’t make the news, does anyone die? So a man with a shotgun killed two people in a mall in my home town before he himself died. I don’t know … Continue reading

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Morality v. legality in GoldieBlox v. Beastie Boys

Content note: I call everyone in this fight assholes. There aren’t really any good guys. And I’m not a big music lover, so you don’t get any points from me for being super stars. So by now everyone has seen … Continue reading

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Apparently I ruin legitimate debate

I should probably start this with a trigger warning. I’m going to talk about rape. And FGM. On Feministe.com the other day, Intactivists were accused of ruining the debate on circumcision. This left me feeling really sad because I love … Continue reading

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Everyone also hates Miley Cyrus

I know I have a habit of championing the underdog, but I’m not going to do that here. I thought her performance was pretty disgusting, not because of the “oooh, she looks so slutty” (if you’re reading, you probably already … Continue reading

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Morning dose of rageface

This morning I found this: The chart is titled some complaint about young adult female heroines all looking the same. I agree that yes, we should all complain that most young adult heroines are white. And this chart doesn’t even … Continue reading

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A Spanking of Monkeys. More on GoT

I’ve written before about my distaste for Game of Thrones and how it makes me sad because I want to like the story. Quite a few people have found my blog for searching for “I hate Game of Thrones” or … Continue reading

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