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 [...]
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Amazing. The power of a good metaphor should never be underestimated.
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 [...]
….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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
But I’m cross posting it. WARNING. It’s controversial and emotional. So what IS equal time, anyway?
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 [...]
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 [...]
Get your war on has something to say about making rape victims pay for their own rape kits. Jeff sent me this. Speaking as somebody who accompanied a woman for a post rape exam, I say right the **** on. I personally have never been raped. That’s luck and smarts, but mostly luck. (Note – [...]
Transgender vs Library…. I had met one transgender person in my life before the welcoming congregation process at the U*U church. Then I met two and it was quite startling. There’s no one standard transgender person. You can SAY all women are alike, but you know they’re not. You can SAY all black people are [...]
I so totally agree with this…..