Monthly Archives: April 2008

Opression Olympics. But funny.

TweetI was dying towards the end. Dying. Tweet
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Legalizing abortion in Ireland.

TweetThis is from the Safe and Legal (in Ireland) Abortion Rights Campaign’s new online efforts to spread awareness about the current status of reproductive rights in Ireland. Here the first of a three-part video they’re featuring on their youtube channel, where you can check out the others. Thanks to Alisa for the link! Tweet
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YA Fiction: Sarah Dessen

Tweet I saw one of my favorite writers this weekend at Politics and Prose in DC. She’s a Young Adult fiction writer named Sarah Dessen, and she happens to be from the town where I grew up. We even went to the same high school (although a lot of years apart). When I was a [...]
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What does your “figure” have to do with the funny?

TweetA review of Baby Mama (whose problematic title is being discussed here) in The New Yorker gets a little…well, sexist. Kate [Fey] stalks around bare-legged in skirts that lurch to a halt two inches above the knee, which is a length that Christy Turlington would struggle to carry off. It’s possible that Fey, like other [...]
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Monday Monty Blogging (mud mustache edition)

Tweet Monty had a grand old time running around in Woodstock this weekend, playing with his brother. A big part of this playing was digging – nose first – in the mud. Though as you can see, he looks pretty pleased with himself. The downside, of course, is that the boyfriend and I have found [...]
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