Discussion Link: Cursing Isn’t Ladylike? F*&$ That!

A Catholic high school in New Jersey made the news recently for having its students take a pledge in which they promised not to swear at school during the month of February. Correction, the female students had to take the pledge; male students were exempt and instead were merely asked not to curse in front of the girls. Because cussin’ ain’t ladylike, y’all!! Continue reading Discussion Link: Cursing Isn’t Ladylike? F*&$ That!

Masterbitch Theater: Profiting From Tragedy

I was torn about what we should talk about in today’s Masterbitch Theater. At first, we were going to talk gun control. Then, I considered talking about the state of mental health care in the U.S. Finally, however, I landed on something else entirely.  Continue reading Masterbitch Theater: Profiting From Tragedy

Hirst, Butterflies, and Why I Write About Art

There’s been a little ruffle of consternation about Damien Hirst’s recent retrospective at the Tate Modern lately. Reading about it has basically confirmed everything I have ever thought about why people need to be better informed about the arts. Continue reading Hirst, Butterflies, and Why I Write About Art