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 […]

Satoshi Kanazawa trolls the internet again

Satoshi Kanazawa, the loser who claims evolutionary psychology proved that black women are ugly, only to have Psychology Today sort of apologize for publishing his crap, is back to explain how smart women who voluntarily don’t have kids are actually stupid. To explain his reasoning – for it is only reasoning, the only data involved […]

Best SIBLING Books

This is in part prompted by a friend’s listing of SF/F featuring siblings and the attendant potential for ick. I tried to think of siblings done well in SF/F where… 1. Both sibs are alive and kickin’. Unfortunately, this means Jo Walton’s Among Others, featuring twins Morganna and Morwenna, does not count, because one of these two […]