Quickhit: Needs More Glitter

Girls Red Comics – And They’re Pissed! has a new post up! Check out Needs More Glitter, by Karen Healey. She is responding to this article, “Marvel Debuts Female Apparel and Cosmetics“. Karen writes: Anyway, I’m back, lured by the… Read More ›

Idle musing

For all those pharmacists and nurses and doctors out there who think that they ought to be able to have a conscience clause regarding abortion? To the point of not even referring patients to willing medical practitioners?

What do you think about the idea that a pacifist should be able to join the military and expect to draw a pay check and advance in rank while exercising a conscience clause with respect to weapons that kill people?

OMG, Michelle Obama has arms!

Just look at them, they go all the way up to her shoulders. Apparently, Michelle Obama appearing in a sleeveless dress for her official portrait has got conservative American up in arms (ha! see what I did there). I mean really, she’s young, she has lovely arms why shouldn’t she show them off? Why does showing her arms make her the target of conservatives accusing her of impropriety*? What is wrong with arms?

For those unaccustomed to how blogging works: Wendy Harmer edition

A useful cautionary tale in general: if you use computers that other people are logged in to to leave comments on the internet then their default settings can make you look bad. Wendy Harmer: You owe an apology for this accusation that a blogger maliciously changed your name on comments you left on her blog. She did nothing of the sort. Let me explain to you what really happened, , and show you how to make sure that it doesn’t happen to you again. It was your own actions and omissions that led to than display-name showing up on the blog.


Bozo howling into the void of the moderation filter on another blog, how is redacting text in your comment NOT a “moderation decision”? Moderating doesn’t mean just hitting the delete button, you know. I’m not the one who is being inaccurate here.

2 a.m. What The Fuck

You know that stuff I danced around about bottle imagery undermining breastfeeding messages? There’s more to say there, but for now… Here’s todays 2 a.m. What The Fuck, from the Daily Mail: “Mothers win the right to breastfeed in all… Read More ›

I write letters

Dear Smartypants-Who-Embeds-Encrypted-Sponsor-Links-In-Code-Web-Designer, This is what I found in the footer file of a theme of yours that I was hacking/tweaking for my own web development purposes today: WARNING: This file is protected by copyright law. To reverse engineer or decode… Read More ›