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Date registered: December 13, 2005

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  1. Get stuffed — February 10, 2015
  2. Spinster aunt reads generic feminism article, complains — January 29, 2015
  3. Rekwired Reading Korner — May 6, 2014
  4. A Child’s Garden of Feminism — May 5, 2014
  5. Please don’t rape, OK? Thanks awfully! — May 4, 2014

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Feb 10 2015

Get stuffed


Valentine’s Day. The annual celebration of grasping sexual manipulation disguised as cheap sentiment disguised as pesticide-encrusted gas station roses and waxy, stale chocolates with weird pink fillings. The centerpiece of Valentine’s Day is the gender binary, with particular emphasis on the hetero couple and the woman’s performance of lacy femininity. This performance is enhanced by …

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Jan 29 2015

Spinster aunt reads generic feminism article, complains

Just read a piece in the Huffington Post written by a self-identified feminist who endeavors to explain feminism to a purported audience of feminists who don’t want feminists to explain feminism to them. Author Kat George’s article is titled “Six Things That Definitely Don’t Make You a Bad Feminist.” Like everything published on the internet …

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May 06 2014

Rekwired Reading Korner

Amy Schumer’s awesome Gloria Awards speech should be read aloud at all high school graduations, except nobody listens to graduation speeches. So, in the manner of wizened crones since the dawn of the printed word, I’ll just pronounce it required reading for all women graduating from high school. I can’t say whether things would have …

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May 05 2014

A Child’s Garden of Feminism

Since it doesn’t seem to exist, I thought I might try my hand at writing the elusive feminist primer aimed at a tween audience. Lard knows I’m no kid’s writer, but there’s a hole in the canon there, and nobody else seems to be stepping up, so damn the torpedoes, I’m goin’ in. Here’s what …

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May 04 2014

Please don’t rape, OK? Thanks awfully!

“At first I thought this was a parody.” When these words appear in the comments section on some internet feminist post or other, it’s a sort of mutant variant of Godwin’s Law. You know it’s time to stop, dash off a snarly rejoinder that no one will read, and get the hell out. The “parody” …

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Apr 04 2014

Spleenvent Friday: Feminism-as-happiness-destroyer Edition

From the LA Times: A panel about ladies convened by the right-wing Heritage Foundation avers that “feminism is bad because women are not as happy as they used to be.” Discuss. [I’ll check in later from the car repair waiting room, pity me. But before I go, let me just say that of course women …

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Apr 03 2014

The Persistent Sexist Stereotypes in Mass Media Department


From an article appearing in the Chicago Tribune about the latest shooting at Fort Hood: “When confronted by a female military police officer, he shot himself with his semi-automatic weapon in the parking lot.” This is an example of sexist bias in reporting. It reveals a couple of things. Thing one: “male” is still the …

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Mar 12 2014

Spleenvent Wednesday: Web Snippets Edition

A few stories about women from my inbox this morning. • “The most powerful woman in Hollywood,” Disney exec Ann Sweeney, is planning to ditch her post when her contract’s up. She wants to direct TV shows. It’s so nice that a rich, successful white lady can get liberated from the prison of running Disney …

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Mar 10 2014

International Women’s Day: 24 hours of the “Unique Female Perspective”


Another International Women’s Day come and gone. How time flies. It’s hard to believe it’s been a whole year since Western interests last “celebrated” women by putting photos of smiling ladies in colorful turbans on their websites. I spent International Women’s Day, not celebrating women, but freaking out because my horse Stella had suddenly come …

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Mar 07 2014

UterusWatch 2014: Texas godbangers’ brilliant campaign to jam women up

Enough about everybody’s hurt feelings; here’s an actual, ongoing crisis affecting millions of American women who don’t give a shit about feminism’s boring Twitter feuds: the medieval State of Texas has unequivocally seized ownership of all Texan uteruses. I allude to the redoubtable HB2 of 2013, the telegenic filibustering of which bill catapulted state senator …

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