November, 2008

Food and Clothing

By · Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 · 64 Comments »

First the food: I know some of you poor benighted souls have said you don’t care for pumpkin, and that’s fine; to each her own. I’ll just leave you to your own freakish devices. But for the rest of you, here’s the recipe for The Best Pumpkin Pie In The World (it’s true, independent studies […]

Let’s talk about food, family, home, cooking and baking, spinning and weaving, chickens — no, not chickens!

By · Monday, November 24th, 2008 · 107 Comments »

Freak out your family this Thanksgiving with this hideous centerpiece idea from some magazine. Because really, what’s more festive than blackened lemon slices? Hello, everybody. (Said the way Katherine Hepburn delivered the line in The Philadelphia Story, the morning she wakes up with the mother of all hangovers. Except with a sinus headache instead of […]

Comment of the day: thoughts on the future of feminism

By · Saturday, November 22nd, 2008 · 48 Comments »

An adorable stuffed animal cleverly masquerading as a baby alpaca. The other day I posed three questions about what we need to do to in the wake of this year’s public self-immolation by the feminist establishment. I know, I know — “don’t make me click on the link, Violet! Just tell me what the questions […]

Death in the afternoon, and other oddments

By · Friday, November 21st, 2008 · 34 Comments »

One of our roosters has been killed. We found part of him in the side yard today, and we think the rest is inside a fox. So now it’s just one rooster and the little hen, a brave band of two, perching in their tree. Do they grieve for their brother/husband? In other news, apparently […]

For the record

By · Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 · 51 Comments »

During the campaign I wrote a few times about the bewildering behavior of the many feminists who attacked Sarah Palin in astonishingly sexist (and dishonest) terms — and did so in the name of feminism. The situation was appalling to many of us who have been lifelong feminists and who care deeply about the continuation […]

Comment of the day

By · Tuesday, November 18th, 2008 · 56 Comments »

From Ali: Reminds me of the pornographic joke that my brother-in-law once told. It was a Michelle Malkin joke that evoked “Girl’s Gone Wild” imagery, frat boys and subsequent gang-banging. Now, my brother-in-law majored in American studies at a very liberal college and is all over anything racist, homophobic, etc. He once was visibly shaking […]

In Which Feminism Finally Bends Over And Eats Itself From The Ass Up

By · Sunday, November 16th, 2008 · 185 Comments »

That was the title of a post at the Insider last summer, prompted by the notorious TV interview in which a couple of Jezebel editors — allegedly feminists — made drunken jokes about rape and other hilarious topics. It could serve as the theme of 2008. (By the way, the Insider was behind the curve […]

The New Feminism (part 1)

By · Thursday, November 13th, 2008 · 98 Comments »

Grandmother and granddaughter have a chat by the fence. I’ve got about forty zillion things to attend to today, so I don’t have time this morning to write a full post. But I want to start pulling together some of our thoughts about the new feminism we’re building, what I think of as the Fourth […]