Does she come with mastectomy scars?

So it’s October, which means it’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And you know what that means: pink-ribboned merchandising opportunities! Sure, you got your mixers, and your cosmetics, and your vacuum cleaners (because nothing connects you with your womanhood like…

I smell a rat

Speaking of banned books, here we have a tale of a lawsuit against a school district in which the plaintiff claims that the vice principal of a Maryland middle school told her to stop reading a particular book or face…

Belated Banned Books Week

A informational supplement from the Department of Unintentionally Subversive Hilarity: A Caney Creek High School dad is fired up because the Conroe Independent School District uses the book “Fahrenheit 451” as classroom reading material. Alton Verm, of Conroe, objects to…

Friends like These

There’s already been a little talk around the blogosphere about the unsavory interpretations of the Foley scandal (e.g. the Lavender Lolita mafia that lurks in chatrooms waiting for the chance to prey on impressionable Republican congressmen, or the enormous potential…

Why Zach Braff Really Irritates Me

Yes! Yes, exactly! It’s because it’s not a sensitive-guy romantic comedy! It’s because it’s a Woody-Allen-esque fantasy dressed up as a Nora-Ephron-scripted Meg-Ryan vehicle! The Last Kiss has been marketed as a feel-good romantic comedy, but many viewers have found…

It Came From The 70s

It came from SWEDEN in the 70s. Be sure to take the house tour. I’m still trying to figure out why you’d have a horse stall off your kitchen, but I could be focusing on that to avoid dwelling on…

Five Things Feminism Has Done For Me

I’ve been tagged! The setup, from Shakespeare’s Sister: I was tagged by Polly at Marginal Notes to share Five Things Feminism Has Done for Me, with the hope that feminist bloggers in America can run with it as they have…