Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Only Girl In The Group

This is a guest post by Meghan O’Neill.
Hi. It’s Meghan. I’m a comedian. I mostly work in sketch comedy and I once belonged to a sketch group where I was…get ready for it…THE ONLY GIRL IN THE GROUP! […] a lot of the time, I was the author of those sketches. I was writing myself as the part of the patient wife or the bitchy girlfriend or the silent, sexy old lady and giving the spotlight to some other male person. On a good day, you’d call that generous. On a really good day, you’d call that stupid! Why would any writer/actor give up their best parts?! Continue reading

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Tech interlude: quote and reply bug

A few people are finding that when they use the Quote and Reply link in comments the quoted text ends up stripped of spaces so that it all runs on and on and on and on. I’m going through and … Continue reading

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In Norway, Gender Equality Does Not Extend to the Bedroom

A must-read piece about intimate partner violence and rape. Sexual violence against women in Scandinavia shares characteristics seen in more unequal societies: It is all too common and rarely reported, and those who commit it are even more rarely convicted. … Continue reading

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Zurana Horton. New York’s Daily News is reporting the gut-wrenchingly sad story of a pregnant Brooklyn mother who died amid a hail of bullets on Friday afternoon as she tried to protect schoolchildren at Public School 298 in the borough’s … Continue reading

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Your tax dollars at work.

This is what TSA will do when they inspect a bag you checked and find a, um, “personal item”:

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FBI redefines rape to mean, like, rape

The FBI’s official definition of rape, via its Uniform Crime Report, has remained unchanged since 1927: “the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will.” Obviously, this is problematic on a number of levels–basically, every word except for … Continue reading

Posted in Law, Rape Culture, Sexual Assault | Tagged | 32 Comments

Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

Post away.

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The Pervocracy nails it on misguided critiques of sex-positive feminism

I really like a recent post from the sex-positive feminist blogger Holly Pervocracy, and I’m about to link to it. But before I do that, I want to note that in part of the post, Holly explicitly goes after a … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty, Blogging, Body image, Feminism, Sex | Tagged | 265 Comments

In the end, I suspect the broom is a pretty good equalizer.

Women aren’t involved because they don’t want to be involved. Do you know how hard it is to recruit a woman who isn’t interested? It’s not fair to recruit based on sex over ability. Sometimes women choosethe less prestigious positions … Continue reading

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“Racism and Science Fiction” by Samuel R. Delany

Samuel R. Delany is a brilliant and fascinating gay black science fiction author who has won many awards and been the subject of at least one documentary. Here’s an article he wrote about racism and science fiction, which I found … Continue reading

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This is just a really appropriate gif today.

Thank you Videogum, my life is now complete.

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Masturbation is totally gay

I’m sure some of you will be happy to hear the news: I’m apparently a big ol’ homo. Haha oh wait, women don’t masturbate, really — I mean, I’ve heard they do? But let’s be real here. We’re talking about … Continue reading

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