Published on the Dangerous Women Project a few weeks ago.
QOTD: on the blaming of progressive scolds/shamers for the rise of Trumpists
I wish all of you celebrating Thanksgiving a day that you feel good about afterwards, however you’ve decided to make that happen. Good luck. Here’s some jolly kittens to inspire you.
Read This OTD: Feminist Frequency & Lauren Chief Elk on Beyond The Safety Pin
This call-to-activism post from Anita Sarkeesian lists useful resources for those who want to become more politically engaged as they contemplate President-Elect Trump. So if you’ve been wondering what you can do, here’s some food for thought. Lauren Chief Elk and others have some thoughts as well.
Otterday! And Open Thread
It’s ages since we’ve had an Otterday! This week’s Open Thread is hosted by an otter who learnt to use an asthma inhaler last year at an aquarium in Seattle:
Myths about alpha males redux
“Of course, even if the lupine origins of the alpha-male trope weren’t obsolete, the notion that the term can even apply to human social structures is inherently absurd.”
Today was a singing day
I decided to prioritise the singing for today and let the politics wait for tomorrow.
In praise of Applied Chemistry and Basic Hazard Management
I wish I’d learnt more about household chemicals as a youngster. Not knowing about them is why now, in my fifties: yesterday was the first time I’ve ever done a simple Ammonia clean of my oven. I’m a convert.
For those times when actually blocking someone on FB is socially awkward
This is my first post for NaBloPoMo 2016, and I’m cheating a bit by reusing something I wrote a few weeks ago for a friend. I hope others might find it helpful too.
So that’s why I haven’t been writing much lately
I haven’t been letting myself feel bad-tempered enough about all the world’s bullshit.
The Wrong Conversation? No, Doctors Don’t Need to Mention Weight Loss More
An article has appeared in today’s Conversation suggesting that doctors need training to feel confident in bringing up their patients’ “excess weight”, so they can broach the topic more, including with patients who have come to see them for something… Read More ›