"There is difference and there is power. And who holds the power decides the meaning of the difference." --June Jordan

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Ads That Work

I couldn't find it online to share with you, but I just saw a commercial for the Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Kitchen, and I was impressed to see that the commercial depicted two little boys and one little girl all playing with the kitchen together.


Granted, the kids these toys are aimed at are probably too young to distinguish between the various colorful bits of plastic they're playing with, unlike the little girls targeted by such genderiffic products as Hasbro's Rose Petal Cottage, but at least it's something.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

"John McCain has finally put the concerns of women where they belong: in derisive air quotes."

God, I love me some Samantha Bee. Start watching the video a little before three minutes in.

(Via Feminist Philosophers)

Pleasure and Pain

Shakesville has an amazing post of pictures of "Girls 4 Obama", and while they're all sufficiently inspiring, this one stood out to me:


I know the focus of this photo is supposed to be the high five this little girl is sharing with Barack Obama, but all I can see when I look at it is the discomfort she's causing with her other hand. The look on that guy's face? Priceless.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Fun with Stretch Marks

I wish I could say I am as accepting of my stretch marks as TR is of hers (one of the many body issues I would love to rid myself of), but I WILL agree with her that they're kind of fun to touch. I have this one just below my stomach that's tiny, but super deep, and I'm so fascinated by its existence that I wouldn't be surprised if I've made it even deeper by how much I touch it when I'm by myself.

I mostly just wish the ones in my side-fat-folds and on the sides of my boobs didn't itch so damn much.

Seriously, though. TR's post is great. Read the whole thing at The Rotund.

Three Minutes of My Life I'll Never Get Back

Ha! And you won't get it back, either!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Yes We Carve

Even though Dan and I carved pumpkins just last weekend, we have been thinking of doing it again before the fall season is over, so it was good timing that I looked at Bitch PhD today and saw this.

Such a good idea! I'm totally making a "Barack-o-Lantern".

Monday, October 6, 2008

From 65 to 0 in Seconds

Early voting today was great. Everyone was really nice, the lines moved quickly, and this guy who was all smiles was outside in the parking lot giving out "I Voted Early for Obama" stickers. There were people from both sides set up with lawn chairs and campaign signs for their candidates and issues, but everyone seemed happy and excited about election season. When I left, I felt great about life.

And then I got stuck in traffic behind a douchebag in a giant pickup truck with a McCain/Palin bumper sticker on the back window and a canvas Obama poster tied to his trailer hitch with rope and dragging on the ground behind him.

There's no racism in 2008, right?