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Cause it just doesn’t get any more awesome than this.

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Young feminist brings a mighty deconstruction to some ugly words.

waiting

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

for a callback for the onset of a period of adjustment – I’ve finally bought my machine. for inspiration about esthetics for sunday for inspiration to make my comments on the minister’s Rite of Ordination but despite the waiting there has been movement; I made supper for breakfast this morning; chops and fresh green beans […]

Grr

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

There are a lot of men rubbing their eyes and scratching themselves and thinking…. the math isn’t right.

What kind of man are you, Robert?

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Here’s the offending document, from Skepchick. Here’s my response.   Dear Robert, I was interested to read your email to skepchick.  I have a number of questions.  I am sure that your email box is full, so I’ll give you a couple of weeks to shovel your way out from under the uptick in mail […]

Notes from rape culture

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Amazing.  The power of a good metaphor should never be underestimated.

Part of what I’ve been doing with my time off

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

My Moleskine comes with stickers. There are romance stickers. One suited nominally male and skirted nominally female, two more that are same sex. My first thought, “But what about transpersons, genderqueers, fellagirlies and the polyamorous?” Is it possible I’ve been hitting the self-paced gender studies a little too hard during my time off? bwa ha […]

I blame the patriarchy

Friday, May 6th, 2011

….is a blog, not mine.  The rude and rowdy feminist who runs the site quoth she, quoth she: Did you know that not being happy for people on demand is some sort of crime? It’s true! The minute you aren’t happy for somebody who is making the worst decision of her life, they absolutely have […]

erk

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Canadians are lucky.  We could be Libyans or Bahrainis or Japanese, but we’re not.   Watched this last night. Appalling.  Then I read this. And ya wonder why I’m a feminist. So as a chaser.   Something cute. Something excessive.

Why I’m still a feminist

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Wow.  I don’t hate men, and I don’t hate these men.   The poster and the commenters are very confused, though.  I can’t remember seeing this many unexamined assumptions in one place since I visited a white power site.

WARNING WARNING WARNING FEMINISM ALERT

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

I wish there was a tactful way of putting this in front of a couple of men I love dearly.  JEFF IS NOT ONE OF THEM, btw.  Anyway, have fun, and don’t let your blood pressure go up too much.  Have especial fun with the comments.

I love my brother

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

He rented me “A Midwife’s Tale” an American Experience documentary.  OMG it was SOOOOOOO GOOOOOD.  Really.  I can think of many people who need to see this.  He and I and Keith watched it.

I know nothing about modern music

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Jeff and I recently listened to Pet Sounds.  There were a lot of things I didn’t know about the album (I had previously heard it at 15 in my girlfriend Liz’s bedroom) but I sure as hell knew nothing at all of the existence of this bassist. This one’s for you, Peggy. Thus the title […]

I ain’t saying who sent this link to me or what I think of it.

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

But I’m cross posting it.  WARNING.  It’s controversial and emotional. So what IS equal time, anyway?

In passing

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

Unca Dave is expected here this afternoon. Scarlett Johannson got married – in Canada no less – & Paul Newman died. I light a candle for Cindy, who said, “You amuse me,” on the phone last night in a tone of voice completely free of sarcasm, when I explained something to her about the way […]

Transphobia

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Quoted from today’s tyee.ca:   Ten Signs of Transphobia in Our Culture, by Christopher A. Shelley   Denial that the problem exists in the first place.    Inability to distinguish between categories such as queer, gay, lesbian, and trans.    Lack of meaningful discussion in educational and workplace settings.    Anxiety over not being able […]

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