The “What’s Your Excuse” Mommy picture


The following is not new, but I only recently saw it for the first time. The left picture was posted by the woman in it, Maria Kang, who claims she had three kids in three years and looks slim and toned. It asks, “What’s your excuse?” The one on the right was posted in response […]

Unpaid interns have no rights against sexual harassment

I don’t really have any commentary to add here, but many of you may be affected by this. Apparently in most states in the US, unpaid interns have no legal protection against sexual harassment because they’re not considered actual employees. How convenient for predators, especially in this economy. This is just wrong. I can’t imagine […]

Miley Cyrus shows her true colors

Miley Cyrus responded to Sinnead O’Connor’s open letter by taking a good bit of time to make fun of her and compare her to Amanda Bynes and cyberbully them both, and then announce she “didn’t have time” to write an open letter back because she was preparing to perform on Saturday Night Live. Immature, tasteless, […]

Sinead’s letter to Miley

Sinead O’Connor recently wrote an open letter to Miley Cyrus because Cyrus cited her video for “Nothing Compares 2 U” as an influence. It’s an interesting letter for a number of reasons, and I’m sharing parts of it here because it hits on topics we’ve discussed before, which can always use further discussion. It is […]

Rapists: the Jeckyll and Hyde thing

This essay tells the first-person story of a big woman who is made to feel physically beautiful for the first time in her life. She’s been made to feel beautiful in other ways by other men, but it’s always been despite her looks rather than because of them. Not so with this guy. She sleeps […]

Discussion: care taking and the wage gap

Anytime there’s a discussion about the wage gap between men and women, someone blames pregnancy for it. The argument goes something like this: “Well, you ladies take off all this time to have babies, so of course you miss out on promotions.” They say it like women are taking time off from work to get […]