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 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 a way of putting off doing any of the productive things I should be doing – writing a message for a church service in two days, political work, educational reading, exercising – I decided instead I’d take a few minutes to talk about my favorite podcasts. It’s all my friend Whitney’s fault. She suggested … Continue reading Podcastinating
It doesn’t show online, but I’m a pretty nervous person. I’m eager to please and I over-apologize, as women are socialized to do. I hate it. I’m working on it. This nervousness comes with some reactions that I don’t seem to have much control over, though, and that’s my biggest problem. One of the worst … Continue reading Authority-Figure Anxiety!
Women – at least in the United States* – are socially engineered to belittle our houses as an extension of ourselves. That’s a thing I told someone today. The person I was emailing back and forth with is a guy and his fiancee felt that their house wasn’t “nice” enough to host a particular event. … Continue reading Ritual Invalidation
I didn’t want to pile onto Jeremy Renner. Frankly, as pissed off as I was by his really crappy commentary on Black Widow, I just wanted to move on. Chris Evans/Captain America made a reasonably sincere sounding apology. Renner gave us the standard “I’m sorry if you were offended” non-apology. It was bullshit and it … Continue reading Oh, Jeremy Renner…
I have a friend, and he’s a feminist. Yeah, he’s a him and he’s a feminist. The other day, he texted me to tell me that a young woman friend of his said that she thought it was weird that he “disowned the male gender” by being critical of men and masculinity. After I picked … Continue reading You Can Call BS on Masculinity and Still Be A Man
I tried the Diva Cup. Last month I bought a diva cup after reading a blog article by someone who really loved their diva cup. Menstruation is the worst. It’s probably less the expelling of my endometrial lining once a month and more the hellish cramps that go with the process. There isn’t enough ibuprofen … Continue reading Becoming a Diva