I shop at Target all the time. Let’s get that out of the way. The other day I was at Target, buying their special edition of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (ps. I found the packaging disappointingly basic), and while I was there I figured I’d check out the action figures. A month or so … Continue reading More Than Special Editions
Headline on HRC campaign email I just got: “Our girl Hillary…” No. Hillary isn’t a *girl*, she’s a *woman* running for president. — Tenderly Punk (@sweetpavement) January 16, 2016 The question of whether you can call a grown woman girl and even whether it’s okay for a grown woman to refer to herself as girl, … Continue reading Girl, You’ll Be A Woman…Soon
Isn’t it amazing… Look, I have things to do, right? I’ve got papers to write and other really important stuff I’m just saying, this is beyond me. Ted Cruz – and any sentence that starts this way should make you roll your eyes instantly – takes issue with Hillary Clinton’s statements about the Republican position … Continue reading Where Are the Women, Ted?
This morning I watched the latest episode of Scandal. There will be spoilers ahead. If you don’t want spoilers do not read on.
This week I was incredibly proud to be involved in an amazing event created and organized by the student organization of which I am currently President, Students Advocating Gender Equality (SAGE) of Penn State Altoona. The event was called Speak Their Truth, and it was an incredible success thanks to the hard work of our … Continue reading A Heartfelt Thank You
Sexism, racism, and classism are a tricky cocktail. Each ism on its own is toxic, but in combination they tend towards the sort of gross Frankenstein’s monster variety of discriminatory attitude. This trifecta of terrible allows any number of intersecting reasons to belittle women, and ,obviously with racism, women of color particularly. Michelle Obama has … Continue reading Two Bad Memes Doesn’t Make a Right
This evening my husband and I went out for tacos for Taco or Beer Challenge 2015 (#ToBC15) at a local Mexican restaurant. We had a good time and excellent tacos. Check us out… I love tacos. There are few things that I love more than tacos, so it is a pleasure for me to eat … Continue reading Excuse Me, Waiter?
I will start by saying that I’m a few days behind on this because I watch The Nightly Show on the day after at earliest because I don’t have cable. Generally speaking I highly recommend The Nightly Show. It’s a fantastic replacement for The Colbert Report and they do a great job. …Mostly. What I … Continue reading When Comedy Punches Down: Parental Leave Edition
As I was scrolling through my Facebook feed this morning, listening blissfully to Slate’s Political Gabfest and their thoughts on the recent Republican Primary debate I came across a story about Donald Trump. This is not abnormal lately. Donald Trump is everywhere. Whether he’s retweeting men who think “bimbo” is a clever burn, complaining that … Continue reading We’re Not That Stupid, Erick
I went to Target today, and of course that entailed a trip through the toy department. You may know that there’s a new set of Simpson’s Lego minifigs and I thought I’d pick up two more. Having been there the other day, I wanted to snag a picture of a Marvel Super Heroes play set … Continue reading Marvel/Disney and Their Continuing Inability to Market Female Characters