By queenofbithynia on "Don’t worry, it’s no 'Sex and the City,' they say. As if that were a good thing."

I was starting to type something -- specifically, that even though SatC always starts to seem deceivingly fascinating and meaning-laden when I read critical essays about it, far removed from the actual bludgeoning boredom of trying to watch it, there is nothing unusual or noteworthy in any way about female characters functioning as symbols or allegorical figures; what is shocking and unheard of on television, even still, is for female characters to be written as specific individual human women, which Sex and the City had no interest in doing, above and beyond its major crime of never being funny, ever.

anyway, I started to do that but I typoed Sex in the Cty and got distracted by this theoretical racy teen nerd-camp spin-off that would be pretty amusing to maybe three people on earth.

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 10:22 am 17

By Tape Recorder on Texas Senator Wendy Davis's Filibuster

Leticia van de Putte is the definition of badass: "At what point must a female senator raise her hand to be seen or heard over the male colleagues in the room?"

Posted on June 26, 2013 at 12:50 am 16

By darklingplain on Texas Senator Wendy Davis's Filibuster

@darklingplain "I want to encourage everyone here to go home today and write their mamas to thank them for being pro-life, or else they wouldn't be here today!" Brb writing my mom and thanking her for being hardcore pro-choice and taking me to march in a pro-choice protest when I was twelve. And I know she had me and my brother and sister because she wanted children and was ready to have children, not because she felt obligated to.

Posted on June 25, 2013 at 5:23 pm 10

By I Want To Go To There on Friday Open Thread

guys! I got my IUD inserted yesterday! and it wasn't terrible!

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 4:01 pm 15

By Onymous on Brittney Griner's Taboo

Yo, just by the by, WNBA Liveaccess (their watch all the games on the internet/phones package) is like 15 bucks guys. If you like basketball, that's a lot basketball for the money.

Posted on June 3, 2013 at 6:26 pm 2

By stonefruit on Jane Eyre Guitar

Aha, an appropriate time to link my favorite in this genre: Zoopreme Court!

Posted on May 30, 2013 at 2:11 pm 1

By Mayor of Butt City on The To-Do List Pie

I have an IUD and it rules. Disclaimer: I am a human woman.

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 2:31 pm 11

By frigwiggin on Bad Haircuts From a Friend's Good Hairdresser

Oh god, this is like when you love a movie and you sit down to watch it with a friend, and you keep looking over at their face to see if they're laughing at the right parts, if they're getting it, and you laugh louder to overcompensate and telegraph just how much you love this movie, and it gets to that one part and you realize, which you never realized before, that that one part is kind of racist/ableist/sexist and you're laughing and it's awkward and it reflects badly on you, like now your friend things you think this bigoted thing is funny but you just never noticed and you oversold it and they're going to think you're a freak and you go to the kitchen under the guise of getting drinks before your heart stops.

No? Just me?

Posted on May 22, 2013 at 4:35 pm 40

By Jocasta Carr on Relax ... Into Love


Posted on May 22, 2013 at 3:25 pm 14

By Aphrodite on "This Is NPR. This... Is NPR. This Is N. P. R."

I've now said "this is NPR" out loud so many times sitting here at my desk, the words have lost all meaning.

Posted on May 21, 2013 at 10:11 pm 4