February, 2009

Kim Gandy defends patriarchy, rejects efforts to combat violence against women

By · Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 · 55 Comments »

I know I put a provocative title on this post, but I call ‘em like I see ‘em. In her Below The Belt column of February 20, Kim Gandy spends half a sentence mourning the fate of Aasiya Hassan, and then three paragraphs explaining that the husband’s crime had nothing whatsoever to do with his […]

Comment of the day

By · Friday, February 20th, 2009 · 9 Comments »

From yttk: The problem is you have to make a vegan, environmentally friendly, culturally respectful, racially supportive argument, every time you point to a woman’s mutilated body.

Women’s rights and culture

By · Thursday, February 19th, 2009 · 35 Comments »

Originally posted at The New Agenda. Earlier this week I wrote about the horrific murder of Aasiya Hassan, whose husband beheaded her in what may have been an honor killing. For many commenters on the web, it is apparently impossible to condemn this nightmare without hastening to add that American culture has plenty of its […]

Stunning new development: women don’t count for shit

By · Monday, February 16th, 2009 · 72 Comments »

The latest godbag woman-hating news is from Buffalo, where a Muslim man has beheaded his wife because she was trying to divorce him. You can read this excellent press release from NOW-NY to get up to speed on the whole disgusting mess. What I want to talk about is the reaction to this thing in […]

Happy Lupercalia!

By · Sunday, February 15th, 2009 · 8 Comments »

I didn’t do much for Valentine’s yesterday, but Lupercalia is a big deal in our house. This morning we sacrificed a toy stuffed goat, smeared ketchup on our foreheads, and then ran through the woods with our goat thongs (actually canvas) whipping the trees so they would be fertile. Molly and I did this, that […]

Another message from the Ministry of Truth

By · Wednesday, February 4th, 2009 · 29 Comments »

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Socks’s “Where’s your Superman now?” post, which we removed earlier this week, has now been re-published in annotated form as a teaching aid for bloggers. Throughout the post we have marked Dr. Socks’s most egregious errors and lapses of taste with a “Minitrue says” icon which, when clicked, […]

This is a funny thing

By · Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 · 8 Comments »

My friend Ann Bartow sent me word last night that, surprisingly enough, our existence has been detected by the world at large. The new Linkfluence map of the feminist blogosphere was unveiled yesterday at the Fem2pt0 conference, and we’re both on the Top 30 list. Cool, huh? I think it’s cool. A blog by a […]

A Message from the Ministry of Truth

By · Monday, February 2nd, 2009 · 61 Comments »

The post published here yesterday titled, “Where’s your Superman now?”, has been temporarily removed by the Ministry of Truth. Dr. Socks is currently in conference with one of our facilitators to ensure that she is fully up-to-date on our guidelines.

Where’s your Superman now?

By · Sunday, February 1st, 2009 · 72 Comments »

(February 4, 2009) A message from the Ministry of Truth: Having removed this post for review, we are pleased to re-publish it now in annotated form as a teaching aid for bloggers. Throughout the post we have marked Dr. Socks’s most egregious errors and lapses of taste with a “Minitrue says” icon which, when clicked, […]