Feminism Confidential: My Tubes Are Just Fine, Thankyouverymuch

There’s this episode of Don’t Trust the B–in Apt. 23 (which you should all watch, by the way, it’s stupidly hilarious) where James is messing with June because she suddenly thinks he’s sexy. In one scene, June wakes up in the morning to James standing in her bedroom, offering her a smoothie, then ripping off his shirt […]

I’ve Had It With Your Outrage

Apparently Kat Von D has a makeup line. (Makes sense – girlfriend’s gorgeous, and always looks flawless.) People are mad because she launched a line of red lipsticks that included a shade called “Underage Red.” Kat responded with a post to her Facebook page. In its entirety: UNDERAGE RED. I have never expected everyone to understand or […]

Thoughts on Parenting From a Former Child

So, I’m reading A Trick of Light – which is terribly written, I don’t recommend it – but one paragraph has stepped off the page and smacked me across the face. The setup of the book is that the protagonist, a late-middle age wife and mother from a small town with even smaller perspective and ambitions, […]

Words Mean Things; Or; Knock That Shit Off, Representative Neville

As I was driving to work last week, I heard this story on NPR. Briefly, Colorado State Representative Patrick Neville has proposed legislation that would allow those with conceal-and-carry permits to have their firearms with them inside K-12 schools, including teachers. Neville was a sophomore at Columbine when that shooting happened, and he firmly believes […]

Farmer Boy; or, My Deep Ambivalence For Laura Ingalls Wilder

I received a beautiful boxed set of the illustrated Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder for Christmas. Last year I’d gotten into reading some of my favorite books from childhood, and I was excited to dive into this set that had been such a big part of my life when I was young. Having […]