Today is Labor Day, the federal holiday in which we honor working people by giving them a day off (unless they work in retail or emergency services) and offering exciting sales to entice people to use their day off to spend their hard-earned money. Recently, Bitch PhD lamented the words of a student enrolled in her gender studies class. The student complained:
For more two decades women have gone missing along British Columbia's Highway 16, so many that it's been unofficially renamed the Highway of Tears. The RCMP are officially investigating nine case though it's thought that more than thirty women have gone missing. Why does it seem that many women women have to go missing before anyone pays attention?
It bothers me a little bit that the small print above the August 23 issue of The New York Times Magazine reads, "Saving the World's Women." I'm not sure why. Maybe there's something weirdly patriarchal about it, conjuring images of women sitting around waiting to be rescued? The word "saving" almost implies some sort of blame, as if the world's women did something stupid and now we need to save them from themselves. Or maybe it is the cultural baggage that comes from an American magazine imploring readers to "save" people, which reminds me of all the "saving" that we did in the past that created a lot of other problems. Anyway, aside from my nitpicky initial reaction to something in minuscule font, it is great that the August 23 issue focuses on women who are marginalized and ignored.
Ainsley doesn’t think this shirt is inappropriate because it just
looks like trees on a shirt, “how is that inappropriate?” She wants to
Which means I deserve a Gold Parenting Star or a Blue Ribbon of Daughter Raising. This means the seven year old is in the minority having not been exposed to Internet Porn or the E Channel yet.
You know, I've been pregnant three times, gave birth to live,
healthy babies three times and nursed each of my three babies. If
breastfeeding my babies was not related to pregnancy, someone tell me
what was going on with my body, k?
Kate Harding at Salon.com has an excellent take-down and analysis of this gobsmackingly narrow decision regarding Totes/Isotoner's pregnancy discrimination that defies common sense.
A few weeks ago, Leonora Epstein wrote a post on The Frisky, which fed into CNN about something her therapist told her. "Some women are just happier in a relationship," the therapist said. This does not strike me as a particularly revelatory statement, but Epstein felt as though a bomb was dropped on her: