Dispatches from Ladyblogland Have a Biological Clock

I promise there is a picture of a cat at the end of this post.

Are you a lady? Do you want to have kids? Have you been putting it off because of money/school/your job/OKCupid fatigue? Are you worried you have to start on or before 30ish? That belief might be the result of some flawed research designs. The Atlantic

Longform journalism, women’s magazines, and why the two are sometimes seen as mutually exclusive. XXFactor

This is from last week(ish), but Patton Oswalt’s note about humor and rape jokes (among many other things) was insightful and navigated the grey areas better than anyone on this issue. Patton Oswalt

As a bit of a fashionista, I really loved this article about queer fashion designers and their blurring of gender lines (performativity?) in their designs. Mostly because I’m so tired of people commenting on my fashionable outfit as if it’s a slight to progressive politics. No, no it’s not. Fashion can be liberating. See Chanel,Coco and corsets.  Colorlines

A YA author is saying we need some sexy sex in YA fiction to keep teens from thinking porn is where it’s at. Amen. The Gloss

Hey! Someone else has a crush on goofy, awesome, amazing Cat Deeley. XOJane

And just to show how a lady blogger kicks it on a weekend, here’s a picture of my cat on a leash outside. I was sitting next to her with some iced tea.

Tabby cat on a leash, sitting in a spot of sun outside
A vaguely eccentric cat lady at work.

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[E] Sally Lawton

My food groups are cheese, bacon, and hot tea. I like studying cities and playing with my cat, Buffy.

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