Archive for January, 2010

When I began writing my last post, I had intended for it to include both verbal and physical street harassment.  I soon realized that, partially due to my verbose nature, and partially due to the subject matter, putting the two subjects together was not a viable option.  So today I bring you the second side […]

Street assault, both verbal and physical, is more common than most males of my acquaintance realize. It is also more serious than they are willing to admit. I have heard “Why is it such a big deal?” from friends and strangers alike, so often that it’s become sadly expected.  This is far more common with […]

I was in Target the other day, browsing their less-than-impressive book section while waiting for some friends to finish up their shopping.  I stumbled across a thin volume that looked like it might give me a few minutes of entertainment, and started flipping through its pages.  I ended up buying it, and discovering much more […]

I wasn’t going to write about this, but man has it blown up.  I, along with millions of other women, was forwarded a message on facebook today asking me to post my bra color in my status to promote breast cancer awareness.  I didn’t, for many reasons, but several women that I know did, and […]

I started posting on fat acceptance because of a personal revelation about how I interact with people (in fact, that’s how I generally begin posting on most subjects).  I intend to continue posting about it because, as I continue to research and read about it, I am realizing how important it is.  The post today […]

Some lovely women on a forum I frequent posted these two things (an article written by Patrick Stewart for the Guardian, and a video of a speech he gave for Amnesty International, both of which I will post in full) in a discussion about the actor being knighted. I thought they were very much worth reposting. […]

A few blasphemous quotes to exercise my beautiful right to free speech.  But first, a bit more information on the law: The new law, which was passed in July, means that blasphemy in Ireland is now a crime punishable with a fine of up to €25,000 (£22,000). It defines blasphemy as “publishing or uttering matter that […]