By Joshua Bardwell, originally posted in March 2010 at Jack-Booted Liberal. I’ve been thinking a lot about oppression and privilege lately. Fat-hate. Rape culture. Sexism. Racism. Able-ism. I don’t claim to be particularly well-versed in the topics, but I have started to notice a trend or two in the ways that people respond to an […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Check out this post card from Post Secret: Aside from the postcard’s message, I find the drawing interesting. This person is wearing a short skirt and high heels. So what is supposed to tell us that it’s a man? The hairy legs, of course, even though women naturally have similar hair on their legs. Why […]Continue Reading... 19 Comments.
I remember going through complicated mental flowcharts in an effort not to shave. Eventually it became “no” more and more often. Ten years ago it turned into shaving once or twice a year. In 2009 I shaved for Burning Man, and I haven’t shaved since. I feel like I won! Still, I think this graphic […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
Over at Slate, Katie Roiphe has an article called Get Your Kid Off Your Facebook Page, subtitled “Why do women hide behind their children?” In it, she takes a subject I’m sure we’re all familiar with (sometimes previously interesting friends get obsessed over a new topic and turn into boring drones), applies it to a certain […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.