Monthly Archives: October 2008

Reasons to hate Halloween

Tweet I know we’ve already covered the ridiculous sexism (and general sexualization of young girls) and racist bullshit that we find from too many Halloween costumes, but I couldn’t not point out these this gem today. The above is titled the “Oh No You Didn’t Wig.” Just….wow. Tweet
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Quote of the day

TweetObama, responds to the latest manufactured controversy from the McCain camp: “I don’t know what’s next. By the end of the week, he’ll be accusing me of being a secret communist because I shared my toys in kindergarten. I shared my peanut butter and jelly sandwich.” Tweet
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Thank You Thursdays: Elder Bloggers Margaret and Helen

TweetI thought I’d died and gone to heaven when I read Margaret and Helen’s best-friends-for-sixty-years blog, not because they’re really old, but because I love old ladies and don’t get to interact with them very often. My own grandmothers have passed away, and I don’t run into too many blue hairs here in Brooklyn. If, [...]
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Michele Bachmann’s Antiquated, Pimpy Holiday Cheer

TweetCheck out this ridiculously sexist Christmas letter that Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann wrote in 2003, in which she reinforces gender norms left and right and tries to pimp out all of her children, even going so far as to post a hypothetical singles ad for her son: Chick magnate (sic) needs wife to put him [...]
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Women Charged More for Identical Health Insurance

TweetA bunch of conscientious readers have sent us the link to a really depressing article in today’s New York Times about economic differentials for women and men when it comes to health insurance costs–and, no, not just because we’re the ones that bear the babies. It reads, “In general, insurers say, they charge women more [...]
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