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My husband is more to me than a living jar-opener

If you’ve been on the internet at all in the past week, you’ve probably already seen the Women Against Feminism tumblr going around, or at the very least read about it. 892 more words

Heart And Mind

Sabina reblogged this on Victim to Charm and commented:

On a recent plane ride from Portland to California,. I was traveling alone and had a moderately heavy carry-on suitcase with me. I boarded the plane and lifted the suitcase into the overhead compartment right behind where I was sitting. I won't lie and say I looked effortless. I definitely showed in my body language that it was heavy and awkward. As I closed the compartment with my suitcase situated inside, the woman sitting on the aisle seat of that row smiled and said, "Where are those men when you need them?" I turned to her, said "I'm self-sufficient, thank you," and took my seat in the row in front of her. Firstly, you just saw me successfully lift my suitcase above my head. Okay, it was difficult, but I did it. Secondly, there were multiple men around, and none of them offered to help me. You know why? BECAUSE I WAS CLEARLY LIFTING MY SUITCASE MYSELF. Furthermore, those men, who were already seated, were not obligated to come to my aid when I appeared to be struggling a bit. I likely would've turned them down if they'd offered me help. Just like I am more than my reproductive system, men are more than strong shoulder muscles, thank you very much.

Eating Lasagne for the First Time

Recently we had a few friends to dinner. They were from another African country, and at least one of them had never heard of lasagne. Since lasagne happens to be one of my favorite dishes to make (and eat!) I knew that’s what we would have for dinner. 242 more words


Culture, Creativity, and Copyright

The law of copyright is a modern innovation. Copyright protection was developed for an important reason — to enable creative people to earn a living by doing creative work. 666 more words


Life on Hannan World (Part 12)

Self-styled Whig (how’s that for nostalgia?) and Tory MEP for the South-east, Daniel Hannan is no stranger to this blog. His obsession with the European Union, his slack thinking and his inclination to smear the Left have all been documented here. 2,298 more words



It occurred to me this afternoon that in the past year I’ve done nine electronic arrangements of venerable Beatles tunes. Possibly a few other people might like to hear them. 1,110 more words


Generation Right: Are our children becoming more right wing than their parents?

Hull Daily Mail

At 22, life for Hull woman Danni McGarry is very different to that of her parents. She examines the generation gap.

When my parents were my age, they were married, had full-time jobs and a mortgage. 845 more words

Society & Culture

Mormon Jargon 2

One of my most popular posts ever was a Mormon version of Ambrose Bierce’s The Devil’s Dictionary, a satirical version of definitions of words according to Mormon culture. 6,996 more words