Author: Caperton

Holy roller

WHAS11 tells us that First Unitarian Church in Louisville, Kentucky, has its first-ever female minister. Yay! And stuff. But whatever. The real story is that minister Dawn Cooley is hiding a dark, fishnetted secret (although not the one I was…

Cupcake redux

A post a few weeks ago about girliness, gardening, cupcakes, and Sigourney Weaver was the focus of some amount of passion from women who happen to love cupcakes, gardening, and/or Sigourney Weaver in equal parts. One member of those ranks…

It’s fun for a girl or a boy.

Now on sale at Bass Pro Shop: Just can’t get Sally interested in firearms? Wondering why little Lisa doesn’t seem to want to go out and plink cans with Daddy? Put down that drab airgun–hers isn’t pink enough! In case…

Watch how you watch yourself.

Swedish photojournalist Moa Karlberg says her “Watching You Watch Me” project is “an effort to create debate laws and ethics within the photographer’s role.” She shoots unsuspecting subjects through a one-way mirror, catching their expressions as they think they’re looking…

We have a winner!

And the winner is… everybody, kind of. The final count for Slave Leia Watch 2011 is in, and it’s a simultaneously disappointing and heartening six Slave Leias. It’s disappointing because at $5US per Slave Leia (and no Rebels or Dudes),…

The meaning of intersectionality

Update, bright and early 9/6: So, you know when you pull out a concept the implications of which you think you understand, but you really don’t, and people keep trying to tell you you don’t, but you don’t understand the…

Bronze Bikinis for Beneficence

Well, Labor Day weekend is coming up, and if you live in Atlanta and don’t have room to fart in Midtown with the addition of 40,000 tourists dressed like stormtroopers, you know what that means: DragonCon. And if you’ve ever…

Strength in cupcakes

“Women are girly. Again,” she says. And apparently, that sucks. Writing for the Huffington Post, Peg Aloi bemoans the death of the “tough gal,” as evidenced by blogs about cupcakes, gardening, Hello Kitty, and knitting. Women write about cuddly kitties.…