Tag Archives: So Many Questions

Expect lots of extroverted, neurotic babies coming soon.

Who read NY Daily News this weekend? Did you see that article? One called “Extroverted men, neurotic women are the most fertile combination: study“? If you’re anything like me (Jewish, New Yorker, and yes, neurotic) you glanced at this and … Continue reading

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Moni’s Ground Rules

Hello Feministe! I’m Monica Roberts, AKA the TransGriot for those of you who have yet to be introduced to my writing either at my home blog, the Bilerico Project, or various places such as Racialicious, What Tami Said or Womanist … Continue reading

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This Isn’t Actually Funny

A new poll shows that 62% of Republicans think that government should “stay out of Medicare.” I admit that I snickered at first. Quite heartily, in fact. So I certainly can’t hold it against anyone for doing the same. But … Continue reading

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Why I Hate Filling Out Forms

I hate it, every single time.  Name, sorted.  Then…  clunk.  Sex – M or F.  Sod. It seems like an easy question, right?  For most people it is.  For me, it should be an easy question.  I live and identify … Continue reading

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This is the latest cover of the National Review. I don’t even know what to say.  Ann pretty much has it covered. But, if Sonia Sotomayor actually was South Asian, I’d still find this an incredibly racist cover.  And of … Continue reading

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Because Regular Chocolate Bars Are Way Too Masculine

I don’t even know what to do with this one. Fling is a new chocolate bar that’s aimed at women. You can tell, because the packaging is pink.  Also because the damn thing is called “fling,” indicating that there’s something … Continue reading

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Bill Cunningham: Democrats Think “a Woman’s Womb is a Tomb”

Via Media Matters, Bill Cunningham “discusses” the woman who gave birth to octuplets: Okay, so . . . is it just me, or does Bill Cunningham’s argument essentially go like this: Democrats support the right to abortion! Which I think … Continue reading

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Because if you put flowers on it and have a matching tote, women will buy it.

So that image to the left, at first glance just looks like some cute (though not my style) little clutch, tote and scarf set, right?  Well, close, but not quite. Actually, it’s a laptop. A laptop made to look like … Continue reading

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Complicated and Conflicting Thoughts on Bill Baird

The other night, for the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, I attended an event in Rochester, NY with reproductive rights activist Bill Baird.  Until this event, I had never really heard of Bill Baird. I had heard of his famous … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Bush

And good riddance. This oral history of the Bush Administration lays out the astounding incompetence, ignorance, and misguided agendas at play in the White House. For chrissakes, these people were gaslighting, spying on, and sabotoging each other for eight long … Continue reading

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Oh no, it’s . . . ABORTION DONUTS

File this under “the most stupid thing I’ve ever heard in my life” — even worse than OMG LESBIAN SOUP. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts released this really apolitical and seemingly innocuous press release, saying that they’re giving away free doughnuts on … Continue reading

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Palestinian Woman Confronts Israeli Army

Via Juan Cole comes this video of a Palestinian women from the U.S. putting her life on the line by standing up to the Israeli army firing (what are likely but not necessarily rubber bullets) at demonstrating Palestinian adolescents. The … Continue reading

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