Tag Archives: Women


You’ve probably seen these or read about them. I can attest that the comments/tweets/social commentary that comes to women can be incredibly hateful, hurtful, and stupid.

Why do people do this? What do they hope to accomplish? Surely they understand that if a woman (the targets are so frequently women writers) have reached a level in their profession where their work is available to public criticism, they are most likely pretty good at what they do, know how to handle criticism, or (speaking for myself) are skilled at flinging it back, in spades — which never works but can be fun as hell. Get over you, trolls. No one listens and no one cares.

Ladies? Owning a gun, in fact, does not make you safer

hello-kitty-pink-gunWhen a woman owns a gun, that gun is far more likely to be used against her. So you’d be well-advised to ignore stuff like this.

Ladies? Happy Equal Pay Day

revised_graphAs of today, you will have worked a sufficient amount of time to earn the same amount of money that your male colleagues earned as of Dec. 31.

Go out and celebrate as you see fit.

Putting Rep. Gohmert (R-Texas) on your prayer list

Father of three daughters Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, opposes two bills that would encourage women to go into science because, he says…

“Washington is always a step behind…we want to take time from our $19 trillion in debt to demand that the National Science Foundation discriminate based on gender.”

Yow. Read those bills again, Rep. Gohmert. And then go talk to your colleague Rep. Elizabeth Esty, a Connecticut Democrat who’s pushing the bill. And then read this. And this. And know that we are praying for you.


And thanks, Jac, for the link.

Women are deeper than men

PF_2016.03.22_gender-07-01Made you look!

But check out this Pew Research Center report (and thanks, Leftover, for the link). There’s a lot of interesting stuff in there, but I was drawn to this:

…this study finds that, globally, women are more devout than men by several standard measures of religious commitment. But the study also reveals a more complex relationship between religion and gender than has been commonly assumed. While women generally are more religious, men display higher levels of religious commitment in some countries and religious groups. And in other contexts, there are few, if any, discernable gender differences in religion.

It’s a lot of stuff, but it is fascinating, particularly Chapter 7, from which the graph above was taken.

Older women are 80 percent more likely to live in poverty

downloadRead this new study. It’s chilling.

And thanks, Kimberley, for the link.

Everybody see this from Madeleine Albright?

Madeleine-AlbrightShe wrote in Saturday’s New York Times: “My Undiplomatic Moment.” Her piece included:

I absolutely believe what I said, that women should help one another, but this was the wrong context and the wrong time to use that line. I did not mean to argue that women should support a particular candidate based solely on gender. But I understand that I came across as condemning those who disagree with my political preferences. If heaven were open only to those who agreed on politics, I imagine it would be largely unoccupied.