Category Archive: Private Business of the Secret Feminist Society

Internecine squabbles, the feministier than thou, the feminist condition

Mar 08 2012

Nude revolutionaries

It’s International Women’s Day again! Why, it seems like only last year that a couple of people in the media spent a few hours pretending that anyone gives a crap about women’s issues. Tomorrow, progressive dudepundits like Matthew Yglesias can go back to pointing out how the whole “war against women” anti-birth-control dealio (which for …

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Mar 02 2012

Spinster aunt gives relationship advice to no one in particular

A prose poem by blamer Notorious PhD, hidden in yesterday’s comments, describes a tribal gathering on Savage Death Island. ************* Over tacos and margaritas, Sylvie announces to her radfem peers, “I’ve decided to take a Nigel.” Radfem besties exchange significant glances, then one says, “Are you sure that’s wise?” Sylvie whips out a pros and …

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Sep 05 2011

Spinster aunt slowly emerges from stupor

It’s 69 degrees! It’s 69 degrees! My dendrites are free from waxy yellow build-up! So I thought I might as well enlarge on a point that seems to have sprouted some ambiguity of late, regarding my views on intersectionality. Here’s what Bushfire said: Twisty does focus on women’s oppression but she also makes it clear …

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Jul 15 2011

Spinster aunt loses train of thought, abandons essay

It is one of the bitterest, lobe-burstingest ironies of feminism that its meager success has collaterally enbiggened the opportunities of antifeminist women. Susan Faludi once pointed out that progressive women who succeed professionally often publicly give props to feminism even as they inwardly struggle with patriarchy-generated guilt and self-doubt, but that prominent right wing women …

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Mar 19 2011

Spinster aunt reads comment on Dawkins website, wrinkles lip

Liberal dudes (and that boobquake chick) just love celebrity biologist Richard Dawkins. Even some Internet feminists may be said not to vomit blood at the mention of his name. Because no greater proponent of atheism than yours truly ever camera-stalked a Rio Grand turkey in the Texas Hill Country, even the Spinster Library contains a …

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Mar 16 2011

There’s not enough femininity on the internet, so I wrote this

It separates the men from the sex class. It’s the cornerstone of the megatheocorporatocratic oppression of women. It’s a global humanitarian crisis. It’s femininity! It sure gets a lot of ink around here! We were just talking about it day before yesterday. At which point blamer Ashley raised a swell issue. Short of wearing a …

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Mar 04 2011

New message appears on Chain Link Oracle Dumpster

Today’s question is: when is bathroom humor runny? I mean funny? I ask because there is a vas deferens between when some jokey sexist dude uses bathroom humor to tell women to lighten up and enjoy their oppression, and when some jokey spinster blogger uses it to draw attention to bigotry. Ha! Ha ha ha! …

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Feb 25 2011

Holy shit!

Phil, my assistant, just informed me that, while I was off doing the butt-dance for a couple of weeks, I Blame the Patriarchy sprouted about 1742 purulent boils and should probably be put down. “You might want to check that blog you abandoned,” he said. “It’s full of morons.” (Phil is only partially hip to …

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Feb 09 2011

Spinster aunt gets translucent

EMERGENCY MOBILE PHONE UPDATE: the Andrea Dworkin post to which I allude in this post was misattributed to Renee Martin. It was actually written by Daisy Deadhead. I Blame the Patriarchy regrets the error. Well, it’s happened again. There’s a goddam “trans debate” thing roiling in the comments of yesterday’s post. My blogging chops are …

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Feb 06 2011

Spinster aunt too lazy to write essay, posts blamer comment instead

This short essay, written by blamer TwissB in response to yesterday’s anti anti-abortion bill post, is so swell it deserves its own page. TwissB is, as the kids say, (or used to say 5 years ago), teh awesome. Wow, you say, I wish she had a feminist reference website! Well, your wish is my command. …

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