Femmostroppo Reader December 24, 2010

A lighthouse in Ohio completely covered in ice

Spray from Lake Erie and below-freezing temperatures turned Cleveland's West Pierhead Lighthouse into a Popsicle last week, leaving the Coast Guard to worry that any stubborn skippers braving the lake this time of year would miss the shoreline. The light's lens, as well as the rest of the building, is completely iced over—and will be for months.

Items of interest come across recently in my feed-reader. What did I miss? Leave your own interesting links in comments.

  • Christmas, brought to you by women
  • – “I’m sure there exist boy-girl couples in which Christmas is co-ordinated by the boy, but I’ve never met them. Oh sure, guys “help out”. Some of them might even buy a present or two. My father, in fact, was the food organiser. However, I’ve never met a bloke who was pulling all the strings, making sure everyone gets a gift (which they might even like), ensuring that all the decorations are done, working out who needs to be where and when. In short, they aren’t responsible.”

  • On #mooreandme, Rachel Maddow, and the curse of “Being Grateful”
  • – “People who expect endless praise for the simple act of recognizing that rape allegations are not something to take lightly remind me of my 8-year-old self, who expected bottomless rewards for doing things like cleaning my room and loading the dishwasher.”

  • Help Me Harpies: I’m ANGRY!
  • – How do you manage to coexist with a family that trivialises your feminist ire and just wants you to shut up and laugh at their “jokes”?

  • What the fucking fuck, “Real Life”?
  • – “The opening disclaimer, folks, … I’m seriously a bit speechless. I, ranter of mighty rants, simply cannot fucking describe this fuckwittery.”

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