• Mighty Ponygirl commented on the blog post Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet   1 year, 1 month ago · View

    Damn, Zerlina, I would not have had your composure when that woman in the middle started quacking about how you were demonizing Barbies. It’s not like I expect Fox to bring in well-spoken conservatives, but she worked my last nerve in a record period of time. I think one thing that’s important to recognize in the [...]

  • Mighty Ponygirl commented on the blog post Is the LGBT pride flag unpatriotic?   1 year, 2 months ago · View

    As long as the flag is not flown at or above the height as the U.S. flag, it is not considered unpatriotic to fly other flags along with Old Glory. Anyone who was in the scouts (or just, y’know, paid attention in elementary school) knows this. (yes, I know the irony of invoking the scouts [...]

  • Mighty Ponygirl commented on the blog post Do we need another Feminine Mystique?   1 year, 7 months ago · View

    I guess it depends on what you feel is at the root of the current round of housewifery. A lot of women are “choosing” to stay at home with their children because as they see it, the prohibitive costs of childcare would put them behind the 8-ball–if childcare costs $10/hour, is it really worth it [...]

  • Mighty Ponygirl commented on the blog post Drycleaner puts “choose life” message on their…coat hangers   1 year, 9 months ago · View

    Instructing someone on which choice they must make is anti-choice. Sorry to burst your bubble.

  • Mighty Ponygirl commented on the blog post What We Missed   1 year, 11 months ago · View

    Read this great writeup about the life of Stagecoach Mary
    http://badassoftheweek.com/fields.html

  • Mighty Ponygirl commented on the blog post Allen West orders wife to be his porn star   1 year, 11 months ago · View

    I get what you’re saying, but again, it comes back to his policies. If Allen West was not banking his career on telling other people what they can and cannot do in the privacy of their bedroom , then what he chooses to do in the privacy of his bedroom is of course off-limits. But when you’re [...]

  • Mighty Ponygirl commented on the blog post Why we need sex ed, for real   2 years ago · View

    What parents need to understand is that kids going into puberty *want to know about sex.* Just hearing “don’t do it” doesn’t tell them what they want to know, and so they’ll keep looking for that information. And in the absence of comprehensive sex ed, kids get their information from their peers, who Make Shit [...]

  • Mighty Ponygirl commented on the blog post Quick hit: Sex strike as a political weapon   2 years ago · View

    Sex strikes unfortunately operate on the premise that only men want sex, and that women will simply withhold something that men want until we get what we want. This glosses over the fact that women have their own sexual agencies and desires. And like any strike, a sex strike needs to have a very clear [...]

  • Mighty Ponygirl commented on the blog post On Helen Gurley Brown.   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    1) HGB stopped being the Editor in Chief of Cosmo back in the 90s, so this month’s cover of Cosmo isn’t really her responsibility. 2) That said, the cover headlines aren’t really anything more than bait to get people to pick up the magazine. The “How To Please Your Man” headlines are what get the [...]

  • Mighty Ponygirl commented on the blog post The Wednesday Weigh-In: Reddit rape thread edition   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    When I was in college women’s studies, we talked about the intersection of rape culture and slut-shaming, and her solution is really probably the best solution IMO. We need to learn that “No Means No” and men need to learn that first. * Because women are still trained that if they want it, and say yes, it makes [...]

  • Mighty Ponygirl commented on the blog post Bad-ass of the Day: Outing crisis pregnancy centers   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    They’re free because they offer no legitimate medical pregnancy services. They use over-the-counter pregnancy test kits to test for pregnancy, and one does not need to have any medical training to own and operate an ultrasound machine, so the ultrasounds they give are purely vanity ultrasounds to try and cajole you into thinking the little blob [...]

  • Wow — imagine that. The club owner, who could stand to lose a bit of business if his club becomes synonymous with comedians encouraging their audience to gang-rape an audience member, decides to suggest that bitches be lying. And imagine that, some dude who’s been all over the Daniel Tosh Apologia in other threads believes [...]

  • Mighty Ponygirl commented on the blog post What we missed   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    It isn’t edgy to make fun of victims of rape. Rape isn’t “edgy.” Making fun of rape, when your show has suggested men send in videos of themselves touching women without their consent isn’t edgy. Being edgy is a subversive activity. 1 in 4 women in this country is raped in their lifetime. Every woman [...]

  • Tosh has always been that sort of unfunny “edgy” comedians who makes Kidding On The Square jokes to dumb, entitled white middle class young men who think the rape jokes on Family Guy are LOL hysterical. He’s a troll, plain and simple. Birds gotta fly, fish gotta swim, Tosh gotta pop off with BS like [...]

  • Mighty Ponygirl commented on the blog post Nancy Pelosi talks to Melissa Harris-Perry about sexism in politics   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    Pretty sure that’s the fabulous Melissa Harris-Perry and not the fabulous Rachel Maddow. /nitpick

  • Mighty Ponygirl commented on the blog post ‘Brave’ has a gender problem   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    You realize this was a kids’ movie, right? And not Game of Thrones or some other more detailed and nuanced script? She didn’t poison her mom. It looked like poison at first, but it was a spell, and if she had any idea that the spell would do anything more than change her mother’s mind, [...]

  • Mighty Ponygirl commented on the blog post ‘Brave’ has a gender problem   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    Here’s the thing that bothered me: Merida: I don’t want to get married. I want to belong to myself. Mom: Whatever lunk of a boy happens to perform an arbitrary task best you shall be handed over to as wife (obviously, it’s a Disney movie, so the whole “and he’ll rape you and you’ll have [...]

  • Mighty Ponygirl commented on the blog post Pic of the Day   2 years, 3 months ago · View

    Also for your consideration

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-5TmlZgPu4

  • Except that in order to be on the air, the networks are licensed by the FCC. This is the same reason that Pharmacies shouldn’t be allowed to discriminate on their customers for religious reasons. It’s NOT like someone can just start up another network and broadcast their own content–our tax dollars and government regulate what’s [...]

  • Could a White sue the NBA on the grounds that his group is underrepresented?

    Sports teams are more of a pure meritocracy than reality television shows. Whites may be underrepresented, but that’s not because the NBA has a preference for hiring black people, it’s because black people have consistently performed better, and there are the scores [...]

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