Monthly Archive: April 2007

Apr 28 2007

R.I.P: dignity, shelf bras

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Ripped mercilessly from their tankinis, these former over-the-shoulder-boulder-holders are destined to hang limp forever more. It’s like this: as of last July, I ain’t got no boobs. So today I initiate what is certain to become an annual ritual: the Spring Shelf-Bra Slice-Out. I expect to complain about it every year, too, so don’t be …

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Apr 28 2007

Reader actually asks spinster aunt’s opinion

Today’s reader email is a dream come true. Blamer M (not her real name) actually asks for my views on porn! I may be a hungry gal in a taco-filled world, but come lunchtime or high water, I’m never too busy to bloviate on porn. My response follows. It’s nothing I haven’t spouted off a …

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Apr 27 2007

Big whoop of the week

I have been asked to participate in the Take Back the Blog! Blogswarm. It’s quite a decent gesture: a bunch of bloggers propose to blog en masse, on April 28, “in support of the rights of women to participate fully in all aspects of our society, including specifically online in the world of blogging but …

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Apr 25 2007

Mid-century doctor drama gives spinster aunt the willies

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I am old enough to remember when nurses wore those weird white cardboard things on their heads, and when doctors smoked with impunity when groping them. It is with total confidence in the author’s policy never to reveal publicly the majority of her flaws that the blamer can enjoy I Blame the Patriarchy. Yet, lest …

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Apr 24 2007

Sticker shock

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The FDA just approved this drug for patients with mondo HER2-positive breast cancer. Lucky for Glaxo-Smith-Kline! And lucky for the 4 or 5 women on the planet who can fucking afford it! My insurance company doesn’t feel like coughing up. I’ll be on it for a year, assuming it doesn’t kill me, to the tune …

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Apr 24 2007

Why merry rapists are flocking to Britain

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Today’s unrelated photograph is the latest in my acclaimed series, “Ironic Plastic Nuns on Toy Store Roofs of Austin.” Toy Joy toy store, 29th and Guadalupe, April 22, 2007. Speaking of child rapists who freely roam the countryside, have you Brits wondered why it is that every time you turn around lately, some perv in …

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Apr 23 2007

“Culture of Domination” remix

Hey, remember a blurb I wrote a while back referencing a photo-filled post at a dormant blog? The one called “Cultures of Domination,” which illustrated, with hideous eloquence, the alarming extent to which the paradigm of dominance and submission invisibly saturates human culture? But it took forever to load? So most of you never saw …

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Apr 23 2007

Giant baseballs of Austin

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All-American. Decaying abandoned baseball-on-a-tower, Old Glory flying at half mast (exhibiting adjacent gas station’s fulfillment of its patriotic duty to observe human death), cheery used car lot pennants. Not pictured at the other end of the pennants: crapulent army surplus store. Fruth St. and W. 29th, across from Spider House. April 22, 2007.

Apr 23 2007

Just added: exciting new FAQs

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The spinster aunt expresses her views on the MRA agenda. What’s an ‘MRA’? Massively [W]rong Asshole. Or men’s rights activist. Why don’ the Odd Lady want none of them in her car? MRAs are patriarchy-deniers. The ideologies of this violent and knobbish subset of the Male Dominion spring from male fear of women’s personal sovereignty, …

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Apr 22 2007

Sexploiters Gone JailedWatch ’07: Give’em Enough Rope Dept.

This isn’t breaking news — when have I ever had my finger on the pulse? — but in the interest of satisfying the blamer’s lowbrow craving for vengeance: since April 10, millionaire Girls Gone Wild total-dick/rapist Joe Francis has been in the hoosegow. He got pinched for contempt of court after he shouted obscenities at …

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