Monthly Archive: September 2005

Sep 30 2005

Fashion Week: It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over

It’s kind of hard to make out, but somewhere amid my deskal clutter is the tiny handbag, 8" X 5" Holy moly. You regulars are aware that I am not ordinarily given to flights of goopy sentimentality, but I’d have to be made of marble not to be pretty choked up over the completely unexpected …

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Sep 29 2005

One Out Of Seven

Although some would question the sanity of publishing the following personal detail on the World Wide Web, there are several reasons I now confide to thousands of total strangers that yesterday I came down with a nasty case of breast cancer. For one thing, I blame the patriarchy for it. For another thing, I plan …

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Sep 28 2005

Crap!

Dammit, wouldn’t you know, right in the middle of Fashion Week, urgent stupid crap requires that I temporarily abandon my post. I’ll try to wedge in the odd post here or there, but I may be away from my desk through the weekend. In the meantime, keep blaming, and feel free to use this space …

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Sep 28 2005

More Empty Gestures

Remember that "amateur" porn website I wrote about a few days ago? The one where troops send in their personal snuffpix of blown-up Iraqis in exchange for naked pictures of douchebags’ wives? Salon reports that the Army is now investigating the "scandal" but they come right out and admit that nobody will actually be prosecuted …

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Sep 27 2005

Deviant Taco Porn

Sep 27 2005

Fashion Week: The Corset Tightens

I know I promised to complain about tiny handbags today, but something’s come up. Specifically, a nice comment left by Nassoid on yesterday’s Intro To Fashion Week post. So we’ll just clear up this little matter, shall we, and then it’s on to the fluff! Yep, I was anticipating the argument that, by offering a …

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Sep 26 2005

Introduction To Fashion Week

Secret Power Linerâ„¢ makes you look one size slimmer! Instantly! I can’t stop! So it’s officially Fashion Week here at I Blame The Patriarchy. Over the next few days I’ll be ridiculing assorted fashion trends, standards, and practices. My brilliant thesis, in case you’re just joining us, is this: fashion = misogyny. "Whoa there, Twisty," …

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Sep 25 2005

Fashion and Misogyny, Part 3

In Which the Author Conducts a Partial Feminist Analysis of a Tacky Mail-Order Catalog Remember last week when I regaled you with stories of neighborhood kids trapped under avalanches of the mail-order catalogs I reluctantly accumulate in anticipation of Recycling Day? Well, this morning I stuck my trembling hand into one of the piles and …

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Sep 25 2005

UK Doesn’t Support Our Troops

My fellow Americans, it has just come to my attention that in the UK hardly anybody is tooling around with a "Support Our Troops" ribbon on their car.  The contingency seems almost too exotic to contemplate. The mind reels. What are those Brits doing, not Supporting Our Troops? Why do they hate America? Is it …

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Sep 24 2005

Picking A Knit

What I am about to reveal here may shock you: about 4872 of the people who read this blog are knitters. Never having knitted a stitch in the protracted span of empty decades that is my life, I am somewhat at a loss to explain the apparent connection between knitting and patriarchy-blaming. So, all you …

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