What makes a feminist?

What makes a feminist?

Friday, November 19, 2010

Life or death-decided by internet poll

Please go to http://www.birthornot.com/ and vote for this couple to give birth to their baby...and if you're the praying sort, pray they realize how foul their actions are!

I can't believe life and death can be put up to popular vote like this.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

keeping on schedule

Day 04 – What you ate today

Coffee, fruit, vegetarian nachos, soup, raw veggies, and a Weight Watchers ice cream bar.

Day 05 – Your definition of love

The feeling of completeness and belonging you get when being with another person just feels...right.

Day 06 – Your day

Was a day like any other, with an extra hour to boot.

Day 07 – Your best friend

My husband.

I'll get back to other blogging soon, I promise

Flu bugs have hit our household. But in other news...

"Bleep My Dad Says" is a comedy based on the site Shit My Dad Says. Basic premise, 20-something guy loses his job, moves back with his dad. Pretty typical story of the current economy. Said 20-something man's father is a foul-mouthed (obviously edited for television) wise-cracking retiree played by William Shatner. Hubby is a William Shatner fan (yes, he's a Trekkie). So I'll sometimes watch with him. It has funny moments.

The most recent episode, however, left me bothered enough to contemplate writing to the station to complain. Here is a brief summary.

The scene that disturbed me was towards the end, when Henry comes home from his "date" with a torn shirt and walking gingerly (as if to imply forced sodomy) after a night of rough and violent sexual activity.

And it was used not as a sobering realization that men can also be raped...but as a comedic device!

I'll repeat that: RAPE was used for COMEDY.

Are you mad yet? I sure am.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

day 3

Day 03 – Your parents

My mom did the best she could, all things considered. My stepfather apparently liked young girls, myself included (that's for a whole 'nother post among other things).

If you can find my bio-dad, you're doing better than I ever did.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I promised!

Day 01 – Introduction

Who am I?

I am a wife, a friend, a daughter.
I am a pro-life liberal.
I am a survivor of sexual assault and childhood abuse.
I consider myself a feminist but am not well-received in most feminist circles.

You'll note I don't mention my racial background.

Day 02 – Your first love

I was tempted to write this about romantic relationships, I really was. But I don't define myself by those. I loved reading and used it as my escape--I could lose myself in a great story.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Memes and 'about me'

I'm not a meme fan. But I don't write enough as it is, so I figured this might be a good way to get past the writing block.

30 days in November. 30 topics, as follows:

The Meme:
Day 01 – Introduction
Day 02 – Your first love
Day 03 – Your parents
Day 04 – What you ate today
Day 05 – Your definition of love
Day 06 – Your day
Day 07 – Your best friend
Day 08 – A moment
Day 09 – Your beliefs
Day 10 – Your physical constitution
Day 11 – Your siblings
Day 12 - Something you feel strongly about
Day 13 – This week
Day 14 – Your education
Day 15 – Your dreams
Day 16 – Your first kiss
Day 17 – Your favorite memory
Day 18 – Your favorite birthday
Day 19 – Something you regret
Day 20 – This month
Day 21 – Another moment
Day 22 – Something that upsets you
Day 23 – Something that makes you feel better
Day 24 – Something that makes you cry
Day 25 – A first
Day 26 – Your fears
Day 27 – Your favorite place
Day 28 – Something that you miss
Day 29 – Your aspirations
Day 30 – One last moment

I might not post every day (life, it gets busy, ya know). But I'll get to every topic at the very least.