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 […]
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 […]
Recently, a couple brought their child to a magistrate in Tennessee to decide on a last name for him. The magistrate decided to change the child’s first name to his mother’s last name, and give him the father’s last name. The big problem is that the child’s name was Messiah, which is actually up and coming in […]
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, 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 […]
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 […]
Ughhhhhhhhhhhh. How icky is this commercial? It’s like… a great big ball of rape culture, objectification, queer erasure, and victim blaming in one 30 second vomitous stream of visuals.