Remembering Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett, renowned for writing hilarious stuff (particularly the Discworld books) has sadly passed away. As a sort of In Memoriam thing, I thought it might be cool to talk about some of his characters, particularly the girls and women given the venue. Here are some thoughts I have as someone who’s read several (but […]

Sexualization In Music Videos: Is The Booty Trend Empowering?

The sexualization of women in music videos is certainly nothing new. Believe it or not, it’s been over a decade since Britney Spears was crawling about in a see-through outfit laced with diamonds, and even that was far from the first example. Frankly, it’s something we’ve all gotten used to. But the recent trend in […]

io9: Hey Star Wars — Where the Hell Are the Women?

There really isn’t anything I can think of to add to this excellent article by io9: Hey Star Wars — Where the Hell Are the Women? other than to say that it is disturbing that in the realms of fantasy and science fiction, so many authors chose to follow mainstream stereotypes when they can literally […]

Baseball: More important than Families

The welfare and health of a new mother and her baby aren’t nearly as important as baseball, so please, schedule completely unneeded major surgery for you and your child so that your man can go play baseball. At least that’s the message Boomer Esiason would like to share. When Mets baseballl player dared to use […]

Response to “More than just a set of reproductive organs…”

Outrage Over Sexist Remarks Turns Into a Political Fund-Raising Tool “I’m more than just a set of reproductive organs and I’d like someone to talk to me about how they’ll help my pocketbook and keep my health care plan that I like, and Democrats don’t have a good response to that,” said Katie Packer Gage, […]

Because Controling Libidos is Apparently a Woman’s Job

Huckabee: Dems say women need government to ‘control their libido’ There is so much wrong in Huckabee’s viewpoint, as reported in the article above, that I could go on at length (and I invite you to do so if you wish, in the comments below). But here’s the point I want to make at this […]

Breastfeeding and feminism: what conflict?

This article is by guest writer and regular commenter, Amy McCabe. Amy alerted us recently to the radio show in which the radio “personality” announced that he would murder his wife and dispose of her body by putting it in a suitcase in the basement if she was still breastfeeding a child when it was […]