Month: February 2011

On Charlie Sheen

It probably isn’t super surprising to hear that I can’t stand Charlie Sheen. The fact that Two and a Half Men exists makes me believe that none of us deserve nice things. I think he’s a jackass and an abusive,…

Monday Reads

The Oscars were last night, and all the predictable winners won. I’m always more interested in the dresses (THE DRESSES!), so, my winners were Mila, Scarlett, Halle, Michelle, Hailee and Mandy. Losers were Nicole, Amy Adams, Natalie (SORRY GIRL), Penelope,…

This is how you write about a break-up.

After reading so much self-indulgent shit on the internet — especially about stupid details of peoples’ personal lives that are apparently shared with no greater purpose or message other than “This happened to me once” (to which I say, GET…

Rally for Women’s Health Tomorrow

Be there! Details for New York: Right now Congress has 1 agenda item: take away your access to reproductive health care. The U.S. House of Representatives has just voted to bar Planned Parenthood health centers from all federal funding for…

More on Kay Hymowitz

So I should probably stop beating this Kay Hymowitz horse to death, but her “successful women have made men TERRIBLE” really stuck in my craw. In her piece, she suggests it’s a big problem that “Not so long ago, the…

The best news you’ll hear today

The Obama administration has ordered the Justice Department to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act, because it’s unconstitutional. President Obama has decided that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and has asked his Justice Department to stop defending…

Where my ladies at?

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