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Crossposts

My Little Feminequist Pony: Lesbian Separatist Fan Fiction

“Do you ever get tired of stallions?” asked Celestia, flopping down next to her Luna on the chaise lounge. “I mean, do you ever feel like this palace is practically seething with testosterone-fuelled rivalry? Sometimes I’m just so over it.” “It’s bad enough being a princess, with all the gender garbage that goes along with […]

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Humor

10 Ways to Stay Organized While Working 80 Hours a Week

Being organized is difficult in the best of circumstances. When your ass is owned by your employer for the equivalent of two people per week, organization can become a huge challenge.

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Op Ed

I Will Not Follow the Herd

[Original publication date: April 29. 2014] I wish I had educated myself more before my first daughter was born. I can never undo my choices, and I will forever worry about the unnecessary danger I put her in, all the chemical exposure, the potentially life-threatening risks I put her through.

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Parenting

Ten Reasons I Breastfeed in Public

Lately, I’ve found myself breastfeeding in public more and more. This is clearly a problem for some, as the looks and mutterances I’ve received have made obvious. To clear things up, I want to talk about some of my thought processes while breastfeeding in public.

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny: Reading List

You didn’t think I was going to leave you with all the terrible news without giving you some lighter reading, did you? No worries, I found a ton of cool things for y’all to check out, though that’s not to say you might not have the occasional ragestroke. Come on in for a hefty dose of […]

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Op Ed

I Will Not Follow the Herd

I wish I had educated myself more before my first daughter was born. I can never undo my choices, and I will forever worry about the unnecessary danger I put her in, all the chemical exposure, the potentially life-threatening risks I put her through.

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Perspectives

The Complexity of #CancelColbert and Why I’m Not Joining Any Teams

I don’t think I even need to describe the chaotic spectacle that happened last week when #CancelColbert started trending on Twitter. If you’re active on social media or you read blogs or maybe you watch The Colbert Report on a regular basis, then you might already be familiar with the unfortunate events that have been […]

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Op Ed

Friday Night Discussion: The Satire Defense

High school senior Suzy Lee Weiss made waves when her op-ed about the college admissions process was published in the Wall Street Journal last Friday. Ms. Weiss had a GPA of 4.5, scored 2120 on the SAT, and had served as a Senate page, but when she got rejection letters from several top schools in […]

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Just for Fun

I’m Having a Fancy Wedding, Dammit

Since I went and got myself engaged, I’m finding that all anyone these days wants to talk about is how to have a low-budget, recession-friendly wedding.  Dresses made of repurposed newspaper and such.

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LadyGhosts of TV Past

Retro Recap: “The Thick of It,” Episode 2.01

Here we are at season two of The Thick of It! Well, this is what’s technically referred to as season two. Some folks consider this episode to be a continuation of season one, calling it episode four. But Hulu categorizes it as episode one of season two, so that’s what we’ll go with. Indeed, there are many […]

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Morbid Curiosity

Morbid Curiosity: Being a Good Hostess

“A relaxed, confident hostess is the key to a successful party. If you show signs of uneasiness or act unsure of yourself, the guests will sense your discomfort and may not have a good time. The best way to avoid entertaining catastrophes is to plan well.”

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Education in America

No Constituent Left Behind

My fellow Americans, and friends from other countries who have to deal with us, we are facing a national crisis.  Our politicians are failing us while sucking the taxpayers dry, and it’s time we did something about it.  I’m proposing new legislation on behalf of all Americans: No Constituent Left Behind.

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Just for Fun

Helpful Suggestions for Bernie Sanders’ Next Filibuster

While Sanders’ 9-hour effort to explain things like the wage gap and estate tax to a bunch of stodgy, hostile Senators was heroic, we can all agree that his speech was dryer than bread left out overnight to make stuffing. And I know if I were subjected to 9 hours of rambling about the deficit, […]

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Feminism

Your Guide to Lowest Common Denominator Blogging

Looking for ways to rake in the pageviews, stir up shitstorms, and generally attract a buttload of viewers to your blog? It’s actually quite simple. Abandon all integrity, ye who enter here: I’m about to lead you down a primrose path of debauched, salacious, Faustian buggery, complete with examples of the stories that will simultaneously […]

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Style

We Need A Little Vintage

One of my secret passions is vintage kitchen crap.  It’s rare when I can actually get my hands on great old pieces, but I have a few.  I went on an image search through Flickr’s Creative Commons wonderland, and I found so many pretties.