September 2009

Weighing in on Polanski

30 September, 2009 // 6 Comments

So, a lot of people are talking about Roman Polanski right now, and one could reasonably argue that I don’t really need to add my voice to the din. I’ve linked to some good commentaries from people I greatly respect, and they have pretty ...

Shuddering Compasses

30 September, 2009 // 4 Comments

The Fifth Carnival of Feminists is up! There is a lot of fantastic stuff in here, so get reading Remember all that strident posturing about the need to eliminate pork? Yeah, well, welcome to the real world, where the White House slathers an ...

What You Deserve

29 September, 2009 // 0 Comments

There’s nothing more tragic, to me, than hanging on to clothes which don’t fit you. Or, even more tragic, buying clothes which don’t fit you in the first place. If you look through the steamer trunk I stash most of my clothes in, ...

Dusty Moles

29 September, 2009 // 3 Comments

Are American soldiers dying because of serious adverse side effects from drugs issued to them by the armed forces? Because, if so, that’s extremely problematic. I’ve been following the Roman Polanski case with loose interest, and ...

Ineffectual

28 September, 2009 // 2 Comments

I was having a conversation with a friend the other day, and I mentioned that I didn’t really fathom the activities of trolls who spend an amazing amount of time crafting long-winded hate-filled diatribes and posting them in my comments, ...

Bubbling Keyholes

28 September, 2009 // 2 Comments

There’s still time to submit to the Fifth Carnival of Feminists! Over at The Curvature, Cara talks about the media’s response to the Mackenzie Phillips situation. I’m going to pretty much just cosign what she said, and encourage ...

Why Inclusionary Language Matters

27 September, 2009 // 33 Comments

Read a Czech translation of this post, done by Vera! I was saddened but unsurprised recently to encounter a discussion on a feminist website in which commenters were bemoaning the appearance of content about race, gender, disability, class, and ...

Dollhouse: Vows

26 September, 2009 // 3 Comments

I’m going to go ahead and quote the im I sent to Tristan when I finished this episode: “ok, that was tight.” And it was. Dollhouse is back, baby, and it’s back with the good bits and not the bad ones, from the new opening ...

Felinity and Femininity

26 September, 2009 // 0 Comments

Some loosely organized thoughts on the association between cats and women in Western culture, and its larger implications. (Being a feminist with cats, you know I had to talk about this eventually.) I think I have a thesis somewhere here, but ...

Bones: The Bond in the Boot

25 September, 2009 // 0 Comments

So, before I talk about “The Bond in the Boot,” I have to admit to an antifeminist guilty pleasure. I love James Bond. I own the deluxe edition of the complete Bond, and I bust it out on regular occasions. I’ve also read a fair ...
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