Monthly Archive: April 2008

Apr 30 2008

Obnoxious Female Feminist Korner

This guy, writing at the Guardian, is under the impression that, not only is feminism about “equality,” but that he should be awarded “full membership” in the “feminist movement.” Why? Because of, apparently, his “remarkable imagination and sense of empathy.” Yeah, and I’ll be a woman of color blogger, too. Opinionator Khaled Diab purports to …

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Apr 28 2008

Fetuslove, Canadian-style

As a Texan lesbo spinster aunt, I am the world’s leading authority on Canadian abortion law, so when I got an mass email from Bonnie Gembey at LEAF Manitoba that said, “Ladies, the Harper government is up to its usual shenanigans again,” I knew just what to do. I went straight to Google and looked …

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Apr 26 2008

I sprained my ankle

I know, I know, who gives a tub of Cool Whip about anyone’s orthopedic problems? But you should give a tub of Cool Whip about this orthopedic problem, because had I not spent the afternoon immobilized with an ice pack and a laptop in my lime green recliner, I might never have found this incredible …

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Apr 26 2008

Good morning, patriarchy!

There were a couple of tornadoes swirling around the Texas Hill Country last night, so this morning, upon springing from the TempurPedic like Morning-bright Apollo, I fire up the Weather Channel to assess the probability that I will find my horse Stanley stuck in a tree when I nip off to the barn later today. …

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Apr 25 2008

Fuck You Aussie Perverts

Here’s some good news: Lauredhel of Hoyden About Town has opened up a HollaBack franchise serving Australia’s harassed masses. The “pillocks, numpties, asshats and douchebags of the Australian streets” are hereby on notice. HollaBack, in case you were on vacation the day Al Gore invented the Internet, is a “global social movement“ consisting of websites …

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Apr 23 2008

Schooled

Blamers may have noticed my awkward silence on the topic of Amandagate. Not that the entire bloggofemispheriat has been chewing its nails down to unsightly nubs awaiting my pronouncements on the subject, but I hope it’s not too fanciful to surmise that some of you may have wondered if and when I was gonna step …

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Apr 22 2008

MO State House: “Women are morons”

Let us now turn to an abortion story that ought to be a hoax but isn’t. And so it came to pass that the Missouri state House gave a big thumbs-up to a bill that, among other things, would require abortion providers to “offer pertinent information” to women 24 hours prior to their procedures. The …

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Apr 22 2008

She couldn’t just sign it “R. Mutt” and call it a day?

Like you never saw this coming: Yale will put the kibosh on Aliza Shvarts’ blood-cube at the big Art Show unless the Diva Cup diva submits a clear and unambiguous written statement that her installation is a work of fiction: that she did not try to inseminate herself and induce miscarriages, and that no human …

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Apr 18 2008

Miscarriage art cube provokes “outcry”

Art student Aliza Shvarts’ unholy, cavalier attitude toward the sanctity of the human blastocyst has squanked out the Yale undergraduate art department. To obtain materials for her senior art project — a cube encased in plastic and blood onto which video is projected — Shvarts, over a period of nine months, inseminated herself “as often …

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Apr 16 2008

Medical test results of the week

For those of you who follow my cancersploits and were wondering how my battery of scans from the other day turned out: a big old nugatory on all fronts. I post this because I have noticed a marked tendency among the more melodramatically-inclined sector of the blametariat to speculate, in the absence of specific information …

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