August 2009

But, I’m Just Worried About You

16 August, 2009 // 1 Comment

I’d like to take a moment to break down some assumptions, homechickens, because I am really tired of seeing concern trolling in which people attempt to screen blatant fat hatred with some sort of worry about the health of fat people. This kind ...

Let’s Talk Privilege

15 August, 2009 // 3 Comments

What is this thing called privilege? How does it work? Is it catching? Do I have it? These are questions which started running through my mind when I was a baby feminist and just starting to get introduced to concepts like anti-racism and size ...

Rape on Mars

14 August, 2009 // 3 Comments

Tristan’s been suggesting that I watch Veronica Mars since Patti introduced him to it and he roared through all three seasons in a remarkably short amount of time. Which is pretty much exactly what I did after I finally started watching it. ...

FINALLY

14 August, 2009 // 0 Comments

Of course, this popped up in my RSS mere moments after I posted today’s sites of interest… I’ve been rooting for Damon Weaver, cub reporter from Florida, ever since he interviewed Joe Biden during the campaign. He’s ...

Thursday Night LIFE: Fashion Tips Edition

13 August, 2009 // 0 Comments

Intense pressure on the ladies to comply with social expectations about appearance is nothing new. Here’s a smattering of selections from 1939, illustrating the fact that beauty standards haven’t actually changed all that much. If you ...

What Changed?

13 August, 2009 // 0 Comments

I recently finished reading Furious Improvisation, which I would highly recommend, by the way. It’s about the arts aspect of the WPA, and it’s really a very interesting read, although it can be a bit dry and dense in places. But if ...

Making Me Mad

12 August, 2009 // 10 Comments

One of the things in my discussion of Mad Men last week which I deliberately glossed over was the body of Christina Hendricks, which garners so much attention that one might be forgiven for thinking that Christina and her body actually play two ...

Two Stories About Poop, Part Two: Turkey Jack

11 August, 2009 // 0 Comments

Both of these tales belong, by rights, to my father, the party animal. They took place in the early 1970s, somewhere in the wilds of Oregon. My father has been telling them for years, and I decided that I should write them out from memory, both to ...

It’s All Subjective

10 August, 2009 // 4 Comments

I’ve noticed these days that many people seem to have a fundamental lack of understanding when it comes to the critical evaluation of creative work. Put bluntly, all critical evaluation is subjective. It may be rooted in objective observations ...

Public Service Announcement

9 August, 2009 // 0 Comments

Hello there, Gentle Readers who also happen to be residents of Fort Bragg: One of my neighbors had his van broken into on Wednesday night/Thursday morning while it was parked on Stewart Street. Whoever broke in took a substantial amount of musical ...
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