Month: January 2007

What good does blogging do?

Lauredhel, on Pondering power and resistance in response to attacks on the utility of feminist blogdom: Speech isn’t pointless. Speech isn’t inherently inferior to action. Speech doesn’t preclude action, and, what’s more, in the case of embedded often-impalpable power structures… Read More ›

One for the Janeites

Take the Quiz here! :: L I Z Z Y :: You are Elizabeth Bennet of Pride & Prejudice! You are intelligent, witty, and tremendously attractive. You have a good head on your shoulders, and oftentimes find yourself the lone… Read More ›


Despite the folks behind this website believing they have a sense of humour*, this appears to be sadly not actually a joke: Darwin Dating: online dating minus ugly people Darwin Dating has been designed by hot people for hot people…. Read More ›

BDS: Disgust, not Derangement

Lance Mannion has a kickarse post – Why We Don’t Like Him – on the US media’s uncritical adoption of the argument that the Left has an irrational distrust of President Bush, the wingnutteria’s invented mental illness “Bush Derangement Syndrome”…. Read More ›


Bear with me while I upgrade the blog software. Hopefully downtime will be minimal. UPDATE: Done. Easy-peasy. And gravatars are working again! (In Firefox, anyway. Gravatars are spotty in Internet Exploder with it’s silly idiosyncratic approach to HTML compliance. Honestly,… Read More ›

Why am I pro-choice?

The promised Blog for Choice Day post, belated. I’ve been pregnant twice, both times intended, and both my pregnancies resulted in healthy full-term babies. Both were (and continue to be) happy experiences. In the ten years of my life before… Read More ›

Harsh of the week

He’s so insubstantial that he’d be rejected by Bertie Wooster’s Drones Club on the grounds that he wouldn’t have the strength let alone the nerve to steal a policeman’s helmet on Boat Night. ~ Lance Mannion (on Hugh Jackman’s interpretation… Read More ›