A few days ago, I talked a bit about invisible disability and the access issues that people seem to just not think about. Today I’ve been reading the Blogging Against Disablism Day posts at Diary of a Goldfish. Tokah has a post up at From Where I’m Sitting:“Universal Design… not!”. Her rant shouldn’t be revelatory, but it is. Tokah parents… Read more →
Good Enough Mum narrates her journey from being pro-life in her youth to be pro-choice today. She tells the story of a woman she saw in her final year of medical school. The woman was carrying an anencephalic fetus, and attempted induction of labour failed – over five days of trying. “As we walked away from the bedside, one of… Read more →
The above stresses deformities and injuries are all foreseeable and even inevitable consequences of longterm wearing of high heeled shoes.
Who else went through the three phases of Adam West’s Batman? Wide eyed young kid taking BAM! BIFF! utterly seriously, pseudosophisticate thinking it was oh so silly kidstuff, then suddenly rediscovering it through ironic hipster eyes and loving all the tongues in cheeks? We never got to see this federally-funded anti-sexism advertisment using the Batman cast here in Oz. Pity…. Read more →
Which God or Goddess are you like? Your Result: God Zeus You are Zeus. You are fierce and stong, and you like to throw lightning bolts at people who deserve it. You are fearless when it comes to fear, and harmless to nothing. You have the guts to take on anything and never look back. Congratulations!! You are God!!… Read more →
Sir Patrick Moore, EU segregationist, is perturbed about women getting their hooks into public life. Bewailing the domestification of television, he today launched a diatribe reminiscing about the “golden days” when the BBC was an shrine to testosterone, and lamenting the contaminatory intrusion of soap operas and cooking shows in what should be the sacred men’s space of the airwaves…. Read more →
Fat children are more likely to have their father to blame for their weight problem than their mother, a new study shows. Research by Australian child health experts has revealed that fathers who are disengaged or do not set clear limits for their kids are more likely to have heavier children. Dads who did lay down boundaries generally had children… Read more →
Kate Harding is stunned by an unexpected response from a Random Guy to her asserting herself, and then makes some connections and intersections: And you know, the worst part is, my boyfriend was sitting right by the window inside, a foot away from me but totally unaware of what was going on. I think about that a lot””how Al, who… Read more →
Along the lines of Postcard Secrets – short posts allegedly from moms of feelings they feel that they can’t tell those around them. Interesting. Share this post? Related posts: “Seen And Heard”: Children in public spaces Pedantry and puns Weekend walking Public schools not challenging enough?
Paris Hilton, who is being positively persecuted just because she’s a celebrity, and who couldn’t possibly be sent off to nasty gaol with the polloiest of hoi polloi, just for a teeny-weeny little thing like driving drunk without a license (repeatedly). Hilton’s mother, Kathy, is appalled: “This is pathetic and disgusting, a waste of taxpayer money with this nonsense. It’s… Read more →
I’m working on a long post which isn’t coming together quite yet, so I keep distracting myself. Anyway, I found this picture, and frankly I’m astonished. I wonder how many of you can guess who this is? You can probably guess the character and stage production easily enough – or can you? Share this post? Related posts: Thursday soapblogging Rain… Read more →
So I went image hunting and photoshopping. For those who don’t frequent Shakesville, Melissa McEwan (aka Shakespeare’s Sister) occasionally presents certain commenters with an image of a fainting-couch, or uses it to illustrate a post involving a moral panic amongst the pearlclutching set. I could have just copied her image (I’m sure she would give permission if asked by a… Read more →
I’ve been tinkering with The He/ She Ratio on Google Blogoscoped. A site’s he/ she ratio is measured by counting the number of pages on the domain containing the word “he”, then searching for the number containing “she”, and then looking at the two numbers in comparison. Here are a few figures. We’re running at 44/56 on Hoyden About Town…. Read more →
Since Wednesday night I have had an earworm of the most incredibly cheesy version of “Afternoon Delight” imaginable. Simply by reading that, some of you will now have the same, especially if you too watched The Chaser on Wednesday. Ha! Curse you, Chaser boys! (Some overseas readers may enjoy the recent run-in of Mr. 10 Questions with Wikipedia founder Jimmy… Read more →