Jill

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Name: Jill Psmith
Date registered: May 30, 2009
URL: http://blog.iblamethepatriarchy.com

Latest posts

  1. Little Niggling Instances of the Redoubtable Efficacy of Patriarchal Oppression, Part II: Shit I Saw on PBS — November 23, 2011
  2. Little Niggling Instances of the Redoubtable Efficacy of Patriarchal Oppression, Part I — November 22, 2011
  3. The Donkey Chronicles, Part 2 — November 17, 2011
  4. To whomever is missing 3 donkeys near Rattlesnake, TX — November 12, 2011
  5. Whew, that was close — November 10, 2011

Most commented posts

  1. Spinster aunt slowly emerges from stupor — 637 comments
  2. Sunday Morning Hurl: Mama Grizzlies — 413 comments
  3. Spinster aunt was once adored by Dude Nation — 405 comments
  4. All old movies suck — 262 comments

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Nov 23 2011

Little Niggling Instances of the Redoubtable Efficacy of Patriarchal Oppression, Part II: Shit I Saw on PBS

Scully's baby

God, PBS sucks. Here’s why. PBS, though it wants you to believe that it’s above this sort of thing (which it tries to demonstrate, as I have noted elsewhere, by those promo spots wherein divers Attractive Sample Children of the World in colorful rompers leap across the screen in slow-motion), definitely shoulders its fair share …

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Nov 22 2011

Little Niggling Instances of the Redoubtable Efficacy of Patriarchal Oppression, Part I

Certainly nothing will delight you more than to be apprised of a few instances of patriarchal oppression noted in and around Spinster HQ over the last 48 hours (I originally wrote “24 hours” but I forgot to finish the post yesterday). Two are from real life, and two originated on PBS. I’ll do the PBS …

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Nov 17 2011

The Donkey Chronicles, Part 2

Certainly you are on the edge of your seat awaiting some sort of resolution to the Donkey Situation. Here’s the status report: The donkeys’ owner has finally been located, thanks to the expert sleuthing of Sgt. Jimmy of the Cottonmouth County Sheriff’s Dept. Crappily, it turns out that the owner is Mr Classy from seven …

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Nov 12 2011

To whomever is missing 3 donkeys near Rattlesnake, TX

[UPDATE: Donkey mistook pool cover for solid ground, fell in, got trapped in deep end under pool cover. Had a hell of a time — about an hour and a half — getting her out. Her best friend paced on the sidelines the whole time in a sort of worried panic, hee-hawing more or less …

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Nov 10 2011

Whew, that was close

Zygote: "Suck it, human host! I rule and you're Number 2!"

Wouldn’t you know it, my office was recently swallowed up by a quantum vortex-oscillation anomaly, so, obviously, I haven’t been able to get much blaming in. However, the subspace crystalline entity hasn’t yet been spontaneously generated that could prevent this professional spinster aunt from discharging two of her most cherished duties: recognizing a human rights …

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Nov 07 2011

And another thing I’m sick of

On NPR the other day some interviewer — I forget which one — was interviewing some novelist — I forget which one — about the novelist’s new novel — I forget which one. The interviewer was a woman, the novelist was a woman, and the novel was about some women. “How difficult was it,” asked …

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Oct 23 2011

Spinster aunt was once adored by Dude Nation

The author as fashion model, c. 1985

A blamer mentioned yesterday that there’s a new post somewhere arguing that I’m a “bimbo-hating radical who undermines feminism by trying to take women’s sexiness away.” Just one? I was shocked. I have not read this post, and, with regret, I must deny myself the pleasure of doing so. When I tell you that my …

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Oct 20 2011

Spinster aunt has a cow

Franny, Spinster HQ’s yella lab, started barking her face off the way she usually does whenever there is a 2500 pound mammal on the porch, and sure enough. When I sidled over to the front door, there was no denying it: there was definitely a black Angus cow studying the doorknob. Let it be known …

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Oct 15 2011

Storytime Korner

Well, a couple weeks ago Stingray and I were prancing up S. Congress Ave after having anointed ourselves with hipster fumes at Jo’s, when this wacked out hipster kid comes careening toward us, chanting nonsense. His bearing was somewhat aggressive, so we said “nyah!” back at him. He gave us the once-over with a stinkeye …

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Oct 14 2011

New study shows makeup is not optional

Well I hope you’re sitting down, because a cosmetics conglomerate has commissioned a study demonstrating that makeup makes people respect women who wear it. Ha, I was joking about sitting down, because as you know there is nothing more predictable than a cosmetics conglomerate trying to prove with number 1 science information that their useless, …

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