Archive for the ‘feminism’ Category

Oh my god, you guys, did you know John McCain was a POW? Seriously, I JUST HEARD! /troll Sorry about the long drought; I’m fighting off the non-progressive disease which is nevertheless progressing. In the meanwhile, I’ve come across an awful lot of people (or maybe it just feels that way) recently who proudly announce […]


I aspire to the kind of clarity, thoroughness, and right-fucking-on-ity of this post. (Incidentally, the post also makes the point about ogling I was trying to make last week and never, I felt, really clarified, which is: No, it’s not enough to say “I’m just hootin’ and hollerin’! It’s not like I’m really out there […]


Believe it or not, there are still people in the world who have not heard me wax nostalgic ad nauseum about my days as a Girl Scout camp counselor/lifeguard/small craft instructor/ranger-of-all-work. This is not, however, a waxy-nostalgicky post. This post is about the endless noble war against camp songs. Yes, camp songs. My first introduction […]


I have a long-time close friend (he knows who he is) who, while he’s damn near perfect in most other respects, is of the unfortunate opinion that feminism has done its job and can now go home and die. He’s said this several times in various contexts over the years, so I’m pretty sure it’s […]


Ableist Crap

12Aug08

For having multiple ADA-recognized disabilities, for being reliant on a cane and the kindness of others, and for having dealt with my disabilities my entire life, I sure am being an ableist nitwit today. It’s small comfort, to anyone who is not me, that I’m only being an ableist nitwit to myself. There’s a wonderful […]


a religio-legal-scienterrific thought problem The fundamentalist pro-life stance that “life begins at conception” carries with it, intentionally, a host of legal and social implications, including that a fertilized ovum cannot, at any stage of its development, be terminated without due legal process. But if life begins at conception, where does it end? To put it […]