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Monthly Archives: February 2009

The Weapon

Every now and again, I come on something that I feel I can’t even begin to address. Every now and then, I come on something that I have to address. This is both: Samira Ahmed Jassim, 51, is accused of recruiting more than 80 women to become human bombs, including 28 who carried out attacks. […]

My Mom:

A) Enjoyed the sensitive folk-rock hits of the Seventies; also, Stevie Nicks.B) Tried to raise me as a vegetarian and a person unconfined by traditional gender roles of generations past; was successful on one count.C) Was really, really pretty. (Still is, in fact!)D) Bought me this EFFING AWESOME SWIMSUIT.

Um, WHAT? Whoa.

Psychologists, child development specialists, and all concerned with the development of personality, take note: it is twenty-six years later, and I have still not stopped making this face.

Things That Have Cheered Me Up: An Interblog Mixtape, Because I Love You

People! It is February! Do you know what that means? Well, I will tell you what it means around Ye Olde Tyger Beatdowne: it means I am going to be incredibly bummed out for the next twenty-eight days. Seriously, February: what gives? You are cold, and you are dark, and you have none of the […]

Why Not?

To me, political lesbianism continues to make intrinsic sense because it reinforces the idea that sexuality is a choice, and we are not destined to a particular fate because of our chromosomes. I also suspect that it is very difficult to spend your daily life fighting against male violence, only to share a bed with […]

Dear Daily Mail:

Are you fucking kidding me: We should examine the double standards in operation [regarding female novelists who write about sex]. There’s virtually no market for men to write about Lothario-style conquests. Nor would they be hailed as freedom fighters if they did dare to write a warts-and-all account of pulling women… Nor can I imagine […]