Year: 2010

The Prodigal Book Reviewer

When I first applied to library science programs, I think I was working under this unconscious, internalized stereotype of librarianship being an easy job, and library school being a breeze. This might have been exacerbated by my other experience with…

Jayaben Desai, 1933-2010

Jayaben Desai has died at 77 years of age. From The Hindu: The diminutive India-born Ms. Desai, who moved to Britain from Tanzania in 1969, came to be known as a “lioness” for her role in leading the two-year long…

Books, books, books!

I’ve read fifty-five books so far this year; I’m going to see how many more I can fit in by year’s end. The plan is rereading Jane Eyre by Charlotte BrontĂ« and Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys, then reading…

What moves you?

I love the threads in which we all get together and pool parts of our experiences. And, at a time of the Gregorian year when many are slowing down and thinking through their lives, I think it’s time for another.…

Boycott American Women

I know I shouldn’t direct traffic to terrible things, but this appeared in our comment section a few days ago, and damn: I have no idea why any woman wouldn’t want to date the winners who write for this site.

Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

Post a link and a short description of something you’ve written this week. Make it specific, don’t just link to your whole blog. Not quite sure how this HTML deal works? Just use this as an example: <a href=”http://BlogPostAddress.com”>BlogPostTitle</a>

16 & Loved

On Dec. 28th at 11:30 EST, the MTV show 16 & Pregnant will feature a slightly different story: Abortion. They’re calling it “No Easy Decision,” and it will feature Markai, who was also on 16 & Pregnant, as she decides…

Grateful.

Today, I am grateful for Sady Doyle. I am grateful for Kate Harding. I am grateful for Jaclyn Friedman. I am grateful for Johanna Koljonen. I am grateful for all the women who have spoken out. Thank you.

Wait, this is a problem?

From today’s Dear Prudence, in a letter about spending the holidays with insufferable in-laws: Needless to say, the only way I can get through a dinner with the in-laws is to just get quietly drunk and pray for the end.…