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In 2006, I made a vow to the powers that be that if the New Orleans Saints went to the Superbowl I would watch the Superbowl. claimed that vow only applied to the 2006-07 season, but I stuck by it. Nope. I made a vow. I wasn’t about to renege on a vow made to mysterious powers having to do with me and New Orleans. (Which is a whole big thing which I will write here sometime.) So that’s how I came to watch the Superbowl yesterday. I mean, actually watch it, as opposed to being in the same room…

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Squealing. Squealing.

This Utne Reader article quotes Sady Doyle’s assertion that Critics Pick on Twilight Fans Because They’re Girls, while at the same time acknowledging that they are both stupid and unfeminist. Doyle’s point seems to be that 1. Twilight is stupid escapist fantasy for girls, 2. Things like Tom Clancy novels are stupid escapist fantasy for boys*, and 3. Media backlash against Twilight is vehement and condescending, while virtually nonexistent against things like Tom Clancy novels or Harry Potter, therefore 4. Media backlash against Twilight is driven by the fact that Twilight’s biggest fan base is a maligned group, teenage girls.…

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Apparently, I should’ve married some rich guy, and then killed him

According to this new book, Smart Girls Marry Money, anyway. And my career woes would be over. Assuming the summary is accurate, the book is not asking why lady bartenders or lady web developers are “still slaving after forty” — maybe the assumption is that our prospects for marrying millionaires were always rather dim. Instead, the authors are baffled about why “lady lawyers, doctors, and MBAs” are still nose to the grindstone after that magic age, after which your life is functionally over and no man will ever desire you again. Which, maybe I missed something, but I kind of…

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Every time you do something stupid when drunk, an anti-feminist gets her wings

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Hey, wanna get pointlessly outraged? Read this Wall Street Journal editorial by Naomi “I hate my own sex” Schaefer Riley.

Ladies, You Should Know Better
How feminism wages war on common sense.

Okay, first word and I’m already offended.

Not quite true. The word “ladies” offends me only in context, and I have to get to the end of the sentence to really pick up on the condescension.

And the offense is deliberate. Nobody calls me a “lady” in that smarmy tone or tells me that feminism is the opposite of common sense unless they want me to tweak out. Although, to be fair, the author may not have written the headline herself. So let’s get on with the guts of the article.

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