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By blue milk on April 14, 2011
Featuring the Bad News of the Bronx. From here. (Update: whoops, wrong video. This is the one to make you feel happy. Money back guarantee). Related posts: On having to feel embarrassed for what you love I feel rather like this sneezing bear this week Otterday, and the Last Open Thread of the Year SF [...]
By Guest Hoyden on April 1, 2011
Our guest hoyden today is Tasmanian author Tansy Rayner Roberts, who has the second book of her fantasy trilogy released today! woot!
I can’t remember not knowing who Jean Marsh was.
By tigtog on March 28, 2011
Chally has a memorial post up on Feministe. Wynne-Jones’ own bio is on her Chrestomanci Castle website …
By tigtog on March 26, 2011
I’m sure you’ve all seen the many tributes over the last 24 hours. Elizabeth Taylor was one of those screen legends everybody knew about, but we didn’t really know much about what she was like in person.
By tigtog on January 28, 2011
What if, every time a woman was called fat, she laughed?
So tweeted Margot Magowan to sum up the awesomeness that was Kim Clijsters this week.
By Lauredhel on January 21, 2011
Pippi is everything I wanted to be as a child but didn’t know how – outrageous, loud, anti-authoritarian, strong, free-spirited, messy, generous, powerful, and brutally honest. She is self-sufficient, thinks “ladylike” is a loud of hooey, and is an efficient dispenser of justice to bullies. Her shoes are too big, her clothes are a mess, she can lift a horse over her head, and nobody knows what to do with her. What’s not to like?
By tigtog on January 7, 2011
Another Summer Slowdown blast from the past post from the archives.. A long time e-friend in 2006 welcomed the arrival of his second daughter, to be known as Eleanor.
I love that name, as Eleanor of Aquitaine (at various times Prince of Aquitaine as ruling Duchess, Queen of France, Queen of England, Queen Mother and Regent of England) is my favourite historical hoyden. EofA is, indeed, how I judge the quality of any encyclopaedia I encounter.
By blue milk on December 27, 2010
Related posts: Quick Hit – Gender Free Preschool Otterday! And Open Thread. (XMAS-FREE ZONE) Otterday! And Election-Free Open Thread. Ann Coulter loves competition in the free market, except when it’s competition in free speech Otterday! Open Thread, now 100% Xmas-Free
By tigtog on December 10, 2010
This is a repost: first published April 5, 2006 as Best. Hoyden. Evah. (before I’d got into the Friday Hoyden habit). I’m not sure I’d still call her best evah, but she definitely remains a SIKAW.
Skate-Kourier thrasher teen superbus. (***Spoiler Free***)
By tigtog on December 3, 2010
This is a repost: first published March 30, 2006 as Hepburn and Mephistopheles (before I’d got into the Friday Hoyden habit). I’ve taken this opportunity to correct my original misspelling of her given name, and I’m very happy that the website I snarked on then still exists for you to … enjoy.
Posted in culture wars, ethics & philosophy, gender & feminism, work and family | Tagged anti-feminist, celebrity, drawing a long bow, femininity, gendered roles, hoydens, katharine hepburn, obituary, SIKAW | 4 Responses
By tigtog on November 19, 2010
AKA The Harry Potter #7 movie review
Just a short one, and I’m aiming to be spoiler-aware here for those few who haven’t actually read the book of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
By tigtog on November 5, 2010
The Eartha Kitt fan club has a lyrics transcript, which is especially notable for showing both the lyrics she’s singing here and the “official” lyrics, which are more tame.
By Guest Hoyden on November 3, 2010
The casual use of violence perpetrated on the female body in telling a story about a man’s experience will not be news to most people here, but it might be enlightening to look at it in the context of what is often considered to be one of the great works of humanist literature, one that still carries more cultural weight than possibly any other, and is often claimed to speak to all people, everywhere.