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Via The Hairpin on the book ‘Are Women People?’

Brilliant! Via Matt Cheney’s post at The Mumpsimus, which links to Lilli Loofbourow’s post at The Hairpin on the book ARE WOMEN PEOPLE? by Alice Duer Miller comes, eventually, this poem:   Women (With rather insincere apologies to Mr. Rudyard Kipling.) I went to ask my governmentif they would set me free,They …

Caved in

I’ve always enjoyed Nick Cave’s music, in much the same way I’ve always enjoyed Meatloaf’s music. Yes, really. In essence they’re two sides of the same coin: Cave’s music is a kind of slowed-down cock-rock, equally melodramatic in its imagery and just as catchy as the music of his colleague …

I’ll pretend you didn’t say that

Man. I was gonna say something about the whole PW thing — particularly with reference to my suspicion it comes down not to ‘we r excluding women’ to ‘we r using a definition of ‘good’ that aligns with our definition of ‘masculine”, & so on. Or, as Jim Hines suggests, …

The weight of the chain mail bikini

Now & then I’m surprised out of my jadedness. Like when someone taps me on my feminist sensibility & asks me how responsible I’m being. And I wonder: hell, how responsible AM I being?! In SF and fantasy are we creating female characters who are restrained by the gender limitations …

Chocolate Gender.

Chocolate gender. Chocolate. Gender. Chocolate. Chocolate. Chocolate. Gender. Gender. Gender. Yup, still sounds tasty. body_impolitic explains it here (with reference to Willy Wonka & Johnny Depp). Follow @deborah_b

Disgusted, digested, disingenous?

body_impolitic compares & contrasts the body disgust of anorexics with the body disgust of ‘new virgins’ today. (And by ‘new virgins’, I don’t mean virgins that are somehow born again, whatever that would mean, I mean virgins who proudly & obsessively control their virginity. Virginities? Vir– anyway.) (And they obsessively …