“I’m just not used to wearing pants!” So said I backstage at a performance of Boobs on Endor: A Return of the Jedi Burlesque (otherwise known as, You Can’t Make This Shit Up). That night I was Han Solo, who in our show is played by a broad in a bra. And really tight, ass-flattering pants that I was […]
Tag: gender roles
[Original publication date: Jan. 2, 2014] Q: My boyfriend and I just moved in together, and although we agreed on splitting the chores, I’m doing most of the cleaning. My boyfriend says it’s because men just don’t see dirt and messes like women do. A: Oh, sweetie, your boyfriend’s full of shit.
This week y’all get a couple special sections, because dear lord was there a lot of religious (and atheist) misogyny this week, but to make up for it there’s also some vintage misandry and other cool books. Plus, the most delightful video about dick pics ever! Other than that, it’s business as usual, by which I […]
Y’all, it has been quite the week. We actually have a little bit of good news, but the rest is pretty bleak. Of course, the killings in Santa Barbara dominated the news (meriting a separate post), but here’s everything else that you might have missed. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)
Q: My boyfriend and I just moved in together, and although we agreed on splitting the chores, I’m doing most of the cleaning. My boyfriend says it’s because men just don’t see dirt and messes like women do. A: Oh, sweetie, your boyfriend’s full of shit.
Life In Transition
“Not All Those Who Wander are Lost “– J.R.R. Tolkien [Trigger warning for discussion of bullying and discussion of suicide.] This quote has always struck a chord with me. My life has taken an interesting turn in the last six months. I have begun a journey that has been eating at me for all 30 […]
The Women of NBC’s Hannibal
NBC recently debuted a new series called Hannibal, based on the character of Thomas Harris’s novels. The series seems to take place even before the first novel, Red Dragon, but features many characters who are part of that storyline. Two of these characters were men on the page, but are women on the TV show.
Dr. Susan vs. Dr. Laura: My husband is sad!
Hey there, what do you do if your husband gets a pay cut and is sad about it? Make sure he knows that as long as he is manly manly man man manly taking care of you in a manly way, nothing else matters! This is taken from Dr. Laura’s YouTube channel.
Dr. Susan vs. Dr. Laura: Is Chivalry dead?
Hey, Dr. Laura, what do you think of chivalry? Oh, right, it’s the best thing ever and feminists ruin everything. This week’s drivel comes from her blog.
This week, Dr. Laura’s advice is not terrible, but her psychoanalysis is. Let’s take a look, shall we? This is from her youtube channel. The question: “I’ve taken it upon myself since day one of my relationship to do everything for my boyfriend, and now have found that I’ve put myself into a bad position, […]
Anybody want to take a guess at what Dr. Laura thinks about splitting checks? Here’s a hint: it’s absurd. This week’s “advice” comes once again from Dr. Laura’s YouTube channel.
Takedown: Wife Her
Ugggggh. There are few things that make me grimace like woman-on-woman hate, or something that is clearly designed to pit women against each other. I always wonder about the person who created the picture in the first place – I have a sneaking suspicion they are created by women looking for a boost to their own […]
I know, you’d think I’d have figured this out by now, but I seriously didn’t think Dr. Laura’s new blog post was going to be infuriating to me. It’s about caretaking, and I thought, “Well, yes, caretaking is tough. There’s no doubt about that, we’ll probably agree.” Alas, I forgot that for Dr. Laura, everything […]
Takedown: All Guys Need to Read This
This week’s crapdate shows up in all sorts of ways, in a variety of forms, and it’s the kind of post that seems innocuous and silly. The more of them I see, though, the more they rub me the wrong way.
The following was taken from Dr. Laura’s website. Have questions you want somebody that isn’t Dr. Laura to answer? Ask me! The question: “My husband is going on vacation for 2 weeks and, as a surprise for him while he’s gone, I’m planning on having some work done to our home…fix the floor, remodel, trim the trees and […]