Food on the Table

I don’t know if it is yet another of those weird synchronicities or just the fact that I read similar subjects on a regular basis, but for the past couple of days I have come across the expression “put food on the table“ more often that usual. It is always in the context of discussions about poverty and what “the poor“ (ugh, how I loath the collective dehumanization of “the poor”) struggle with (i.e. “putting food on the table”). Read More Food on the Table

RLP Crosspost: Why I Call Myself a Bitch

The term “Cynic” itself derives from the Greek word kynikos, “dog-like” and that from kyôn, “dog“ (genitive: kynos).One explanation offered in ancient times for why the Cynics were called dogs was because Antisthenes taught in the Cynosarges gymnasium at Athens. Read More RLP Crosspost: Why I Call Myself a Bitch

Cultural Appropriation

I’ve had this post by genderbitch open for a while now, with the intention of writing something about it.  In her post, she briefly touches on cultural appropriation and the use of “Two Spirit“ in some trans circles. Two Spirit, a concept originally from certain Native North American traditions has been appropriated by some queer/ trans folks to describe their identity. In her post, genderbitch makes a clear case about the cultural appropriation aspect of this identity/ label. Read More Cultural Appropriation

Simplistic Business Related Observations (I Have Them)

Just came across a link to this article at CBS Interactive Business Network, Craft a Killer Elevator Pitch in 6 Easy Steps:

I know a guy whose elevator pitch turned a chance meeting at a wedding  into an opportunity to get funding his new business idea.

The guy is now worth almost a billion dollars.

Read More Simplistic Business Related Observations (I Have Them)

Red Light Politics x-Post: Where are the Women “Twittellectuals”?

Why yes, I am making that word up. Oh woe is me, the heavy burden of marketing jargon on my shoulders. But bear with me, because I believe this is a question worth asking. Read More Red Light Politics x-Post: Where are the Women “Twittellectuals”?

RLP Crosspost: “is a lifestyle choice”

This week’s entry from our friend RedLightPolitics is an older one, but I thought it fit in nicely with Spirit Day.  Don’t forget to read more of her writing at her Tumblr – today it’s PurpleLightPolitics!, and yes I’m going to tell you to go every week.  The more we read smart women writers, the more smart women writers will write.   In this week’s Crosspost, RLP’s optimism is thwarted by a Google search.  Her words after the cut. Read More RLP Crosspost: “is a lifestyle choice”

Crosspost: Do These Bars Make Me Look Fat?

Our friend RedLightPolitics had another great post this week, this time calling a silly foul on activism-by-stunt, and I thought it was appropriate to share now, especially after everyone was leaving their purses all over facebook for breast cancer.  For more delightful knowledge from RedLightPolitics, check out the following post in it’s original context and just read her whole damn blog already.  ~Ophelia Read More Crosspost: Do These Bars Make Me Look Fat?

Crosspost: Who Makes the News

Friend of Persephone RedLightPolitics has generously allowed us to crosspost her content from Tumblr, and I couldn’t resist this post.  I had been working on an idea to count the number of women vs. the number of men mentioned by name in the aggregate site I use,, and I think her piece, analyzing the GMMP (Global Monitoring Project) report on gender representation in the news is fantastic.   If you’re a Tumblr(er?) she’s worth following, if not you can still swing by her blog for a serious case of enlightenment.   In the meantime, here’s her expert analysis. Read More Crosspost: Who Makes the News