Category Archives: Girl stuff

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.

Tell me if you’ve heard this one:

screenshot-2016-11-28-20-13-11Mike the Heathen sends this, a meditation on how the sight of a woman’s Lady Parts is enough to frighten off the Devil. Cool, right? If you click on the link and read the poem, the young woman exposing herself did so in reaction to the Devil’s entreaties — if I can use such a veiled word.

Imagine: Even the Devil runs from the sight of Lady Parts. Makes you feel downright…powerful, yes?

Hillary Clinton is a woman

rs_560x415-150410093046-1024-hillary-clinton-pansuit-ls-41015_copyIn case that’s floated right past you, the Democratic candidate for president is a woman.

I know, right? Who cares? Besides: Early on, she wasn’t even my candidate, but old age has rendered me pragmatic, and now she is. She, of the two candidates with the greater likelihood of winning the race, most closely aligns with my vision for my country.

It may not be your vision. So be it. I’m not here to try to convince you.

Early on in each of Clinton’s campaigns, there were statements (that special place in hell thing) made by her supporters that questioned the feminist bonafides of any one who doesn’t support the female candidate. While I understand — a little — where that sentiment comes from, I do not support it, nor do I support a candidate based on her gender.

See what I did there?

But as this godforsaken campaign has wheezed itself into multiple corners, died, and then risen again like a zombie, I find myself entertaining the notion that in my lifetime  we just may have a woman president who has survived the most bruising campaign imaginable, and stayed standing — a woman, like me — well, not exactly like me, but you get where I’m going, don’t you?

Only in the last few days have I started thinking about what that means, at least for me. In my lifetime, women were often excluded from jury duty because she was needed at home. The Equal Pay Act was passed when I was 4. We still have a gender pay gap. When I was small, members of my gender could not get a bank loan or own a credit card.

So just for a moment, just for today, I’m going to allow myself to feel a little bit hopeful. I know. Silly, right? But I’m starting to feel it.