Comments that should have been posts

Palin really is the right-wing woman that the faux-feminists claimed Hillary to be

By · Thursday, February 11th, 2010 · 45 Comments »

It’s time for another edition of “comments that should have been posts.” I’m elevating this one to post status because a) it’s true, and b) it’s the kind of thing that gets our stomach acids going for days here in the Smoking Lounge. At any rate, over in the Hillary poll thread, Alice P. said […]

Official statement from the Smoking Lounge regarding the role of media (including pornography) in the cultural construction and maintenance of sexism and misogyny

By · Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 · 19 Comments »

Hey, kids, it’s time for another episode of Comments That Should Have Been Posts! The comment in question was deposited by me on the thread attached to this post, the subject of which was Rihanna’s “sexy” impersonation of a barbed-wire torture victim. Voilà: This is the sort of thing that Liberal Dude Nation would say […]

When did feminism become just about abortion?

By · Tuesday, September 16th, 2008 · 71 Comments »

Here I go again, writing comments that ought to be posts. Today a commenter said of Sarah Palin: You know, Violet, the anti-choice thing is enough for me to call her antifeminist. And I said: That may be. But what bothers me is when people go further and say that she is against everything that […]

Real feminism

By · Friday, September 5th, 2008 · 62 Comments »

I’m going to post here what I said over at Apostate’s: I see Sarah Palin as an ordinary modern Republican woman with feminist leanings — about as feminist as Republicans get. I do not think she’s evil, anymore than I think most ordinary Republicans are evil. I believe she — and they — are mistaken […]

A comment that should have been a post: the difference between the height of Women’s Lib and today

By · Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 · 51 Comments »

I’m in the habit of carrying on substantive conversations with people in the comment threads, so it sometimes happens that my Serious Opinions About Major Issues end up being expressed not in posts, but in off-hand comments. Which is fine, except that whenever people ask me stuff like “where did you say that thing about […]