Month: February 2009

Whoydensday: Ace (Guest Post from Chally)

I don’t believe you’ve met my young friend Ace, an expert in calorification, incineration, carbonization, and inflammation.
-The Doctor, The Happiness Patrol

Dorothy McShane of Perivale, UK, better known as Ace, was the Doctor’s companion in Doctor Who from 1987 until the show’s cancellation in 1989. She was young. She was independent. She was tough. She was smart. She was a glorious feminist character.


Sorry all – supervising and exhorting a teen feeling horribly overwhelmed by Year 10 homework is currently consuming most of the time I would otherwise use for blogging. Just put a post up at FF101 though in response to a… Read More ›

Otterday, and Open Thread

This otter, courtesy of IRGlover on flickr, is begging for a caption. (For a simple captioning tool, try roflbot.) Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your… Read More ›

Antibreastfeeding Bingo

We’ve done the other Bingos, and this one’s long overdue. With a nod to all the misogynist trolls out there who’ve provided the material for this card, I present: Antibreastfeeding Bingo! It’s focussed on public breastfeeding conversations, not “mommy wars”… Read More ›