July, 2007

Hell On Earth, now with a reader poll

By · Tuesday, July 31st, 2007 · 10 Comments »

Where is this place? Five guesses — click the “rest of this entry” link for the poll (sorry, if I put it on the front page everything gets messed up.)

Eight Random Facts Meme (yes, I’m actually doing a meme)

By · Monday, July 30th, 2007 · 9 Comments »

Been tagged by Witchy Woo, and since I’m too damn lazy to flesh out the dozen or so substantive posts I’ve got vaguely stewing, I’ll do this instead. Thanks for the save, Witchy! This is tricky because every time I think of some reasonably interesting fact to share about myself, I realize that it could […]

Simone D. story makes the Carnival of Feminists

By · Friday, July 20th, 2007 · 2 Comments »

The 41st Carnival of Feminists is up over at Cruella-blog and the Simone D. post is included. Thank you, Cruella, for helping to spread the word about this situation. Please, everybody, take a moment if you haven’t already to email or call the New York State officials listed in the post. Also, there are now […]

Christian Cat Fud

By · Tuesday, July 17th, 2007 · 10 Comments »

If you know anything at all about rapture Christians, you probably know that they want all the Jews to return to Israel so the End Times will come, when Jeebus will rapture up the Christians and then slaughter the Jews. This story is old, but I just now came across it. It’s about a couple […]

Twisty goes the scatalogical route so I don’t have to

By · Sunday, July 15th, 2007 · 33 Comments »

I’ve discussed anal sex a number of times with guys my age (and I’m referring to lovers, not office mates), guys who grew up when I did, before the culture became pornified. For the men in my life, pornography was the Playboys they whacked off to as teenagers, which they outgrew when they began their […]

“Why isn’t the feminist blogosphere all over this?”

By · Thursday, July 12th, 2007 · 64 Comments »

That’s the question that faced me earlier this week when I went over to Writhe Safely to see what FlawedPlan was up to. She’d blogged about the case of Simone D., a Hispanic woman who has lost her appeal for mercy — yes, mercy — from the New York Court of Appeals. Simone D. had […]

What happens when women fight back: they go to jail

By · Monday, July 9th, 2007 · 6 Comments »

If you are a female human being, you know all about harassment and threats from men. If you are a female human being who’s ever lived in the city, you know in that in the urban landscape, the threat level from men is so high and so constant that just walking down the street while […]

Justice, Republican-style: You can’t sue unless you’ve already won your lawsuit

By · Saturday, July 7th, 2007 · 1 Comment »

A federal appeals court has ruled that people can’t sue the Bush administration for illegally wiretapping them because without having already proven that they were harmed by being illegally wiretapped, they don’t have standing to sue. Got that? No, of course it doesn’t make sense. Here’s what makes sense: the judges who delivered this ruling […]

The universe was designed in such a way that the Scooter Libby pardon was inevitable

By · Wednesday, July 4th, 2007 · 5 Comments »

I’m bored with Shrub’s pardon of Libby. Excuse me; not pardon. Commutation. The sentence has been commuted. No jail time for Scooter, which is a crushing blow for literature fans everywhere who’d hoped he would use his months in the clink to write more novels about children being raped by bears. Conspiracy-minded folks are indulging […]

Attention men’s “rights” activists, white “rights” activists, neo-Nazis, skinheads, Ku Klux Klan members, etc.:

By · Sunday, July 1st, 2007 · Comments Off

Fuck off. Go away. Do not post here. If you do, your comment will be deleted. The intertube is a big place and there are plenty of websites where you can indulge your fetid delusions about how the nigras/Jews/bitches have ruined the world and robbed you of your destiny. Not here. FUCK OFF.