Crap. It’s another link post. I know, I know; you deserve a concise and witty treatise on menstruation or how to flip off assholes in Porsches. But I’m playin’ the chemo card now while I still can; in a mere six weeks I’ll be done with it, and then the only thing left to blame for my blogular sloth will be (besides the patriarchy) allergies. Allergies are very popular in Austin, and are used to excuse away all sorts of PMS-grade behavior. The entire population pretends that spores and trees and mold and earnest singersongwriters fill them perpetually with phlegm and malaise so don’t expect much from them, you’re lucky they even showed up. In St. Louis the ice-breaker question is “what high school did you go to?” In Austin it’s “how far can y’all hock that loogey?”
But enough about snot; it’s on to the links!
Several of you have sent in the link to Shakespeare’s Sis’s “why I’m a feminist” post. An instant classic! Not only that, it more than adequately addresses the question posed by a patriarchy-blamer in an earlier thread, viz. “what do you mean by ‘women are the sex class?’ ”
My sister Tidy Faster, fresh from wowing them at Sundance with her tour de force performance in my art film suggests this pretty funny video. It’s a sort of ouroburos scenario for dog aficionados. It doesn’t blame the patriarchy per se, unless you count the high probability that patriarchy had a hand in driving this creature mad.
A personage identified as Cassie Chan A Transgender Artist emailed me to express how pissed off she is about the 4 Blokes in Sydney who are auctioning on eBay a weekend filled with themselves and “a hell of a lot of laughs”. These Blokes look fairly dickless to me, but Cassie asserts it’s a clear-cut case of prostitution, and postulates that if a woman tried to auction herself off the same way eBay would put the kibosh on it tout de suite. Her position appears to be that eBay should lighten up and let the ladies advertise, too. Of course, eBay is a tool of the patriarchy.
And Jodie discovers that even CuteOverload has gone over to the Dark Side, melding sexism with cute in a new section called “Cats & Racks.” Quoth Jodie, and I second that emotion, “Yuck.”