Category Archive: The Spinster’s Finger on the Pulse of Yesterday

In which we are slightly behind the 8-ball

May 11 2009

Spinster aunt suffers bilious post-Mother’s Day aftermath

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet ’09: How weak are the University of Texas Golf Club mimosas? I had to give the kid like 4 of’em before she would consent to pose with cherry-eyes. Photo by Tidy Faster. Another Mother’s Day come and gone. It seems like only yesterday. It will cause no one’s world to come …

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Apr 12 2009

Molly Ivins, Memory Lane, Maypearl; what more could you want?

The butt in question. Maypearl enjoys aiming it at both cameras and equine massage therapists.

Behold the antidote to my two consecutive posts ripping on asshole women: Molly Ivins, vintage 1991, ripping on Camille Paglia. As bloggers who are too lazy to write an actual analysis always say, go read the whole thing. Far less forgivable is Paglia’s consistent confusion of feminism with yuppies. What does she think she’s doing? …

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Apr 01 2009

That’s some catch, that Catch 22

You think “enemy combatants” are the only people who can be denied access to an attorney and thrown in prison without having been convicted of any crime? Wrong-o. In Delta County, Michigan, USA, they’re doing it to homeless single mothers. I allude to the egregious tale of Edwina Nowlin, who earlier this month was jailed …

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Mar 02 2009

“The authors conclude that feminist stereotypes appear to be inaccurate”

I know. It seems implausible. But I read it on the Internet, so it must be almost true. Today’s headline comes from this here link, which I’m promoting from the comments because, although the article was published in October of 2007, it is so rare and unexpected and seemingly anti-antifeminist it deserves another look. The …

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