November 2010

Shame! At the Dinner Table

21 November, 2010 // 0 Comments

Treehugger ran a feature last month on what they called ‘cheatatarianism,’ the phenomenon of claiming to be vegetarian at home and then eating animal products outside the home. The article sent my brain spinning off in some different ...

Transgender Day of Remembrance

20 November, 2010 // 0 Comments

Today marks the International Transgender Day of Remembance, to remember those who have been lost to transphobia, cissexism, transmisogyny, and intersecting bigotries like hatred of trans sex workers and trans women of colour. It is not the only day ...

Laying Some History On You: Angel Island

18 November, 2010 // 0 Comments

Ellis Island, which processed millions of immigrants in the years it operated as an immigration station, is often viewed a symbol of immigration into the United States. Angel Island, ‘the Ellis Island of the West’ or ‘Guardian of ...

A Brief History of Schoolyard Bullies

17 November, 2010 // 0 Comments

When I was in middle school, I was bullied rather relentlessly. People mocked me for how I dressed, how I did my hair, how I smelled, for being ‘smart,’ for what I did, for where I lived, for who I was. My middle school life was a period ...

Fat Cat Manifesto

16 November, 2010 // 0 Comments

The days are shortening, the leaves are turning, the grocery store ads in the paper are turning to turkey and cranberries, and that means it must be time for the endless stream of articles in women’s magazines about ‘how to beat the ...

Still Got the Suction, Baby

14 November, 2010 // 0 Comments

It’s been about a year since the acquisition of the new vacuum, so I figure it’s high time for a followup post. For those just tuning in on the Great Vacuum Saga, last year my beloved Hoover finally bit the dust, and I dithered and ...

Not Enough Beauty in the World

13 November, 2010 // 0 Comments

A patient reader gently reminded me recently that I hadn’t finished the tale of Giorgos and the Octopus, and for that I apologise. I have been extremely unfocused of late and as a result, things tend to fall through the cracks, not least of ...
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