Month: January 2009

Otterday! And Open Thread.

The otter of the week comes from Idahobill2008 on flickr, who has a whole series of great shots of otters and other wildlife.


Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires.

Friday Hoyden: Yoko Ono

When Tigtog and Lauredhel asked me to introduce Yoko Ono as a Friday Hoyden, I was thrilled. I’m an avid reader of Hoyden About Town, and if anyone deserves hoyden status, I’ve always thought that it should certainly be Yoko.

I was asked to write the introduction because of my recent five-part blog series that analyzed Yoko Ono as cultural phenomenon from a feminist perspective.

It’s not “sex”, it’s rape.

it's not sex, it's rape

And today’s doucheplonker of FAIL award goes to… this Sydney Morning Herald reporter, who managed to write this entire article without once mentioning the word “rape” or “assault”. Instead, she repeatedly labelled these violent gang rapes “sex”.

In memoriam

R.I.P. Darcy Freeman, age four.

May your brothers and mother somehow find a path to healing. My heart also goes out to the witnesses and healthcare and police staff involved.

Trigger warnings for horrific family violence. Link

Obamamedia rant du jour

Holy baby-flavoured doughnuts on a stick, I am so over the mass media.

Everywhere I’ve looked for the past week, there has been some special snowflake shaking his head slowly, tut-tutting, and blathering on about how they’re the only person on the planet to whom it has occurred that Obama isn’t actually the Messiah, Lord and Saviour of us all, come on a glitter-drenched unicorn to spew rainbows from his navel