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It’s International Women’s Day

  It's International Women's Day! Well, "International" in the sense of "it's a major holiday in many countries, conveniently excluding the United States, where we are far more interested in celebrating mothers than women who do other kinds of boring ol' work beyond our romanticized notion of women as angelic baby factories." So first, here are some International Women's Day...[ read more ]

It’s leap year!

Happy day-that-only-comes-every-four-years!  And although I've been too busy lately to pay attention to my blog properly (or even make occasional  posts to my Twitter feed), I decided I would leap (ha) on this opportunity to post a few things that make me jump for joy. Margaret Cho's awesome rant about getting mad on Twitter at people who criticize her face...[ read more ]

Time for linkspam!

1) This little girl is complaining about the very thing I was getting out in Bad Santa Part II:  gender policing.  Yay for her supportive dad! 2) Feminists and family therapists take note:  Sick [heterosexually-married] men get support from their wives.  Sick [heterosexually-married] women get... divorced.  (Gay people don't exist, and single people die in a ditch, I guess.) 3)...[ read more ]

Bad Santa

So, as I recently Tweeted about, comedian Jimmy Kimmel has been asking viewers to play pranks on their kids and record the results.  For Halloween, he encouraged people to tell their kids they ate all the Halloween candy.  The results are fairly predictable - the kids are shocked, disbelieving, angry, tearful.  The Huffington Post called it "hilarious," and said "Yes,...[ read more ]

Friday quick post: “When I Get Thin” cartoon

From cartoonist Ampersand, a piece about what Kate Harding called the "Fantasy of Being Thin":  


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