Same old sausagefest →
You know, I actually agree that 1997 was a killer year for music. But you know what else I think? That more than two ladies exist. For example, Bjork. Erykah Badu. Sleater-Kinney. To name a few notable players in 1997 music who still have impeccable Serious Music Listener cred. I swear, I don’t know why I ever bother reading music criticism. It’s like being in high school again, but...
The ladies informing my day
Muriel Rukeyser: When I wrote of the women in their dances and wildness, it was a mask, on their mountain, gold-hunting, singing, in orgy, it was a mask; when I wrote of the god, fragmented, exiled from himself, his life, the love gone down with song, it was myself, split open, unable to speak, in exile from myself. Gwendolyn Brooks First fight. Then fiddle. Ply the...
Mother Jones magazine on Tumblr: How the GOP House... →
motherjones: A rundown of other amendments in the bill that House Republicans used to kill Planned Parenthood’s budget: Eliminated cancer screening and basic health services for millions of poor women. Prohibited EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. Cut financing for the Reagan-era US Institute of…
Stand with Planned Parenthood →
Sign the open letter to Congress.
Planned Parenthood is the target of this legislation, and American women the...– Jill at Feministe.
Asking who is the woman and who is the guy in a...
Aphasia is hilarious →
Whatever did happen to this woman, the fact that this video went viral as a joke makes me fucking sick. Aphasia is a sign of neurological crisis, which I suppose counts as funny if it happens to a pretty lady.
Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is...– Audre Lorde (things i need to remember)
On Not Being a Hypochondriac
Illness is the night-side of life, a more onerous citizenship. Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use only the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that other place. —Susan Sontag, Illness as Metaphor There is only...
One Christmas at the very beginning of your twenties when your mother gives you...– Dear Sugar, breaking my goddamn heart, of course
Loving your scars →
Check out this terrific post about learning to accept a prominent scar. I have a (smaller) keloid scar in the exact same place on my chest. I now see it as a part of my skin, like my freckles and moles, but I used to feel very strange about it, especially when people got nosy.
And then, a headache. But can I really call it a headache? The words are running...– Andrew Levy, A Brain Wider than the Sky: A Migraine Diary
microaggressions: Me: As a kid, I got asked a lot if I was a boy or a girl. Friend: Oh, how mean! But you weren’t that ugly as a kid! I really can’t make the connection between gender-dubious and unattractive. Lord, I have so many things to say about this I can’t even begin. Microaggressions is such a brilliant communal space, but it is so goddamn memory-inducing.
What I (Don't) Miss About Feminist Blogging
So there’s this thing going on, with Penny Arcade and dickwolves and feminist and neckbeards and whatnot. I play video games, but I’m not a gamer as such; my exposure to gaming culture comes primarily through Mr Machine, who is a long-time fan of Penny Arcade and passes along the comics he thinks I’ll appreciate. What I’m saying is, I don’t have a dog in this fight,...
For those of you who wonder why rape victims get all super sensitive about rape...– Harriet Jacobs
‘Cause the thing is, you and the guys you hang out with may not really mean...– My brilliant friend Kate Harding: http://kateharding.net/2007/04/14/on-being-a-no-name-blogger-using-her-real-name/
Rep. Jan Schakowsky opposed to HR3
Yesterday I wrote to my Congresswoman, Jan Shakowsky (D-IL), to ask her to stand against HR3. I just received an email response: Thank you for sharing with me your opposition to H.R. 3, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. I agree with you. I strongly believe that abortions should be kept safe and legal and that we must safeguard the right to reproductive freedom for all women. I am a...
Uncanny valleys →
Remember, if you look like you have any body fat, those unsightly curves will be digitally slimmed. But if you look like you don’t have body fat, those unsightly bones will be fixed for you.
Of course James Franco is going to teach a class about himself. What—did you...– http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/2011/02/obviously.html