Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Get your clicking fingers ready, because ladyblogland delivered this past week.

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The Truth About What I Want in a Romantic Comedy

Saturday, I enjoyed a popcorn movie I remember initially watching in high school: The Truth About Cats and Dogs. It’s Cyrano De Begerac, only instead of a big nose, our romantic hero is a petite, feminist vet played by Janeane Garofolo.

The movie has its problems. It certainly doesn’t pass the Bechdel test and I would have liked to have seen Uma Thurman’s character given a little more wit, but I finished the movie feeling both good about the way women were treated and questioning the romantic drivel we are given nowadays. Read More The Truth About What I Want in a Romantic Comedy

Childfree to Be Oprah and Me

I was hoping to have my first childfree column under our new ownership be an interview with the woman herself, but apparently there’s a whole process involved with getting an interview with her, so I’ve filled out the paperwork and am hoping to have an answer from one of her assistants in the next 2-4 weeks. There’s a good chance I’ll get to go to Chicago to interview her in person if my request is approved, so fingers crossed, everyone! Read More Childfree to Be Oprah and Me