April 2009

Time to Put the Fire Out

30 April, 2009 // 1 Comment

When your house is on fire, what do you do? If you’re like most people, you call the fire department and ask for assistance. And they come and put the fire out, and possibly investigate the cause, and at the end, do you get a bill? No. Because ...

Tell It Like It Is

29 April, 2009 // 0 Comments

As promised, after much mulling and editing, my thoughts on rape in Dollhouse, the framing of the show, and Whedon’s presentation of it. I should note that this post may be triggering for some readers, and they may opt to skip over it. A lot ...

Weedy Matters

28 April, 2009 // 1 Comment

Kids, it’s time to talk about an important issue: marijuana legalization. Rumor has it that legalization discussions are in the wind in numerous regions of the United States, and although the President denied any plans to consider ...

Mistaken Identity

27 April, 2009 // 0 Comments

The calls started at around one in the morning. It’s possible that they occurred earlier in the day, but my father and I were both out of the house, so neither of us was aware. Since I slept downstairs, mere feet from the phone, it fell by ...

The Week in Television

26 April, 2009 // 0 Comments

Kings I’ve decided that I am going to view this show as a miniseries. It actually makes total sense as a miniseries, and that way I won’t feel so terrible when NBC announces that they are not picking it up for another season. Allegedly, ...

Sharing the Sandbox

25 April, 2009 // 1 Comment

One of the things which activists, especially white activists, seem to have a great deal of difficulty doing is accepting criticism and respecting the safe spaces of other people. I notice this issue coming up again and again in the endless wars in ...

The Construction Never Ends

24 April, 2009 // 6 Comments

I know that y’all must be getting very bored with construction photos, but it’s my website, darnit, so I will post endless pictures of construction if I want to. Also, I would like to point out that if it feels interminable to you on the ...

Reproduction Inequality

23 April, 2009 // 5 Comments

Last week seemed to be the week of news outlets endlessly repeating the “isn’t this amusing, vasectomies are up” story. (I’ve noticed this trend more and more in the media of late, the tendency to grab tenaciously to one ...

What’s So Scary About the Big Bad Vegan?

22 April, 2009 // 1 Comment

I wanted to expand a little more on my reaction to “Animal Rites,” because I think there’s a lot of vegan/animal rights hatred going on in our society, and I am trying to figure out why. This issue cuts especially close to home for ...

Real Women

21 April, 2009 // 2 Comments

“Real women have curves,” they say. “Real women look like this.” “Real women don’t look like that.” I’m noticing this type of rhetoric cropping up more and more as size acceptance becomes more common ...
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