Category Archives: Girl stuff

Swords up, ladies.

womens-march-on-versaillesRepublican legislators in five different states have introduced bills that would quell peaceful demonstrations.

Here’s an example of one from North Dakota. Motorists can run over and kill a protester blocking access — provided it was an accident. Here’s more on a bill in Minnesota.

Legislators should know this will not quiet the demonstrations. If anything, it will inflame them.

The Women’s March was incredible. And it’s just the beginning.

screenshot-2017-01-24-08-00-44I wrote this for C-HIT.

Onward.

We’re running out of pink yarn!

screenshot-2017-01-10-22-58-04Volunteers are knitting so many pussyhats in preparation for the Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21 that the country is facing a shortage of pink yarn.

I feel very fortunate that I already have mine, at the ready.

 

So a graphic artist took it upon herself to fix a magazine.

screenshot-2017-01-10-19-44-11I have to say, she did a great job (see the one on the right, the one that doesn’t emphasize pretty and fashion and hair.

How can someone with such dreamy eyes be such a turd?

Paul Ryan's eyes

House Speaker Paul Ryan (who said once he was reformed and would not treat people who are poor with a newfound respect) has announced new legislation that will repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and defund Planned Parenthood, to boot.

Here’s more on the topic. And what would happen if Planned Parenthood is defunded? From a 2015 Congressional Budget Office report:

A lot of really crappy things. Read the link above. See for yourself.

 

 

 

A mansplaining hotline!

screenshot-2016-12-16-08-30-03Yes. Sweden has one — or, rather, it did, for all of last week.

The hotline was meant to draw attention to the phenomenon, but here’s my advice to women caught in the maelstrom: Say this, “Shut up. I’m still talking.”

You’re welcome.

Women should patent their ideas more

screen-shot-2016-12-01-at-11-58-40-amAlthough data is hard to come by, a new Institute for Women’s Policy Research study says that women are far less likely than men to file for patents.

Here’s more on the first U.S. woman to earn a patent, Mary Kies.