It’s All Greek

I love this. It’s one of the funniest and best-written things I’ve read in a while. I spent the whole time reading it wanting to print it out so I could highlight all my favourite turns-of-phrases. But there’s also a lot going on in it: As soon as I started reading, suddenly all that stupid […]

Categories: People and Current Events

That Scottish Diaspora

Is Red still here ever? The Independent – Like it or not, the Scots and the English are flesh and blood Inspect the details of this diluted nationalism and one thing becomes clear. It embraces, even celebrates, a cross-border world. By Boyd Tonkin The best bit: Elements of bathos accompanied the unveiling of Alex Salmond’s […]

Categories: History

Women Gain Equality In the Workplace, Women Hardest Hit

Mid-way through this interesting interview with Vicky Pryce, whose story is of absolutely no interest to Americans but the vitriol of the whole story caught my attention but for anyone interested, I’m sure Wiki can fill you in without climbing a paywall, I find this: I ask her to describe an average day at her […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Being Used As Line-Sitters For the Boys On a Field Trip Because They’re Jewels, See

From this article: No fairy tales or singing for pupils The head and his deputy at a Muslim free school were allegedly bullied out of their posts by religious hardliners Worse than the not allowing singing (except faith songs), or stringed instruments (why the hell are stringed instruments un-Islamic?), or the headscarves for non-Muslim teachers, […]

Categories: People and Current Events

*Cough* Feminism

Can I just say, notwithstanding anything else (because, God, let’s face it, the cast of characters is getting way too big to follow), I wish Good Luck to Chelsea Manning, formerly of Bradley fame, and hope that she’s able to cope with whatever it is she’s going through on top of, oh gee, the terrible […]

Categories: War and Peace

#twittersilence

God I’m bored. Twitter is a lovely, lovely place. I don’t understand people who can’t get into Twitter. I used to work for a lady who was (HAH) spearheading the (HAH) social (HAH HAH) outreach for the support side of a major brand name internet monetization product, and she said proudly to me, on my […]

Categories: Business & Media

Doctor. Who.

I just want to quickly put it on record, and yes I have many important, weighty, interesting things to post about but bugger if I can find the time to devote the energy to it, that this idea that Doctor Who has to be a woman to stay relevant is a load of crap. There […]

Categories: Entertainment

Peter Recommends CXXXVIII

Slate – How Kate Middleton’s Wedding Gown Demonstrates Wikipedia’s Woman Problem. By Torie Bosch “Depressing,” quoth Peter. Interesting, sayeth I. It is depressing, but I think it’s interesting given trends I’ve noticed in the past few years on Wiki (oh Wiki, my sun, my stars, my brain). Time was, if you wanted to look something […]

Categories: Electronics

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXXXV

This makes me so happy: St Andrews Girls: The Other Guys’ Charity Single I’m also in one of my “loving all of mankind” moods. It probably won’t last.

Categories: Entertainment

Miscellaneous Sex Stuff

First, a fairly good essay for laying out the basic arguments without falling into the “eww icky” trap like so many do, except this still irritated me just because of her language choices. I mean, let’s face it, if I gave this to just about any one of my peers to read, they’d call her […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Did Somebody Say “War On Women”

Foreign Policy.com – Why Do They Hate Us? The real war on women is in the Middle East. By Mona Eltahawy Some may ask why I’m bringing this up now, at a time when the region has risen up, fueled not by the usual hatred of America and Israel but by a common demand for […]

Categories: War and Peace

Republican Wives

1. Ann Romney: Stayed home to raise five boys. Problem: She never worked a day in her life. Therefore: Doesn’t understand the issues real women face. 2. Worked full time (with children). Problem: Had nannies didn’t she. Therefore: Doesn’t understand the issues real women face. 3. Worked full time (no children). Problem: Didn’t have to […]

Categories: Politics

The Warron Wimmin

The other day I retweeted a thing from Jonah Goldberg (in two parts): You know a real war on women is happening in Afghanistan, where they throw acid in the face of girls trying to read. Saying that women should be charged for their own birth control is a “war on women” is grotesque by […]

Categories: Politics

The Sane, Sensible, Not-Screeching-Down-a-News-Feed-On-Facebook-For-Three-Days-Straight Reaction

From today’s Best of the Web: [Y]ou might consider following the advice of our friend Susan Carusi: Give to a local breast cancer support group, “which provides counseling and assistance to women diagnosed with breast cancer. At least this way you know exactly what the money is being spent on.” Probably also more practical than […]

Categories: People and Current Events

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXXXI

This is literally the funniest thing I’ve seen in years. Or at least it made me laugh harder than anything else. I am in tears. Honest tears. Sh*t Punjabi Mothers Say Omg it’s so good.

Categories: People and Current Events