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Wait Watchers: Mayyyybe there’s a better way to discuss this?

So this thing started going around Tumblr last week (I can say that because I totally Tumbl now. How cool am I?). It’s a series of self portraits taken by a woman, Haley Morris-Cafiero, in public with the intent to collect reactions to her appearance. She is overweight and pretty, but seems otherwise unremarkable. In […]

And Then Women Rocked the Vote

Source: via Bonnie on Pinterest . Holy crap what a ride. I have never been worn down by an election the way this one wore me down. The thing that really got me was when I re-posted the Pre-Election Roundup over at SOAM’s Facebook page early this week and there was drama. It wasn’t […]

Vote Like Your Lady Parts Depend Upon It

Source: via Bonnie on Pinterest . I am a pretty passionate person, and if you know me in my regular personal life (not just as my superhero identity) then you’ll know my political views. Because I say them. Loudly and often. I have made a point to not do that over at SOAM and […]

Fat Amy

A few weeks ago my friend Bethany sent me an email telling me how much she’d loved Pitch Perfect and how inspiring she found the character Fat Amy. Bethany’s almost always right, but I was still dubious because too often has Hollywood pretended to support plus sized characters only to wrap them in an envelope […]

On Anxiety

Source: via Bonnie on Pinterest . If I had to pick two bloggers to be my new BFFs, I’d totally pick Jenny The Bloggess and Jen from Cake Wrecks and EPBOT. They’re funny and wise and geeky like me. Plus Jen could totes redecorate my house for me. But they also both deal with […]

The Legitimate Weekly Awesome 8.21

Source: via Bonnie on Pinterest . So this week some bafflingly ignorant guy claimed that women very rarely actually get pregnant from being raped because, “if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” This guy obvs did a science there. Or the other thing. […]

Brave, A Story of a Queen

Last weekend I took my kids to the drive in to go see Brave. It was fabulous. If I’d been smart, I’d have taken notes. But as it turns out, it didn’t even occur to me that I should write about it here until this past weekend. So we’ll have to make due with my […]

Happy New Year!

Source: via Bonnie on Pinterest . 2011 has been quite a year. Among other things, I separated from my husband, lost my mother and had to handle her affairs, had some scary-but-not-dangerous health issues, and had to navigate everyday life in between all that and a bunch of smaller stuff, too. I AM SO […]

Weekly Awesome, The Gaslighting Edition

Source: via Laura on Pinterest . In which we get deep into self-esteem issues, their causes and how to really see them. 10 days ago, I had never heard the term “gaslighting” and then last week I came across it three separate times. Clearly The Universe wants me to share this with you. Gaslighting […]

In which I show you my boobs. For the good of society.

A few weeks ago, I was sitting around a warm kitchen table with two of my best friends when one of them (I’ll call her Jane) mentioned wanting a boob job someday. She has lamented her breasts to me on more than one occasion, seeming to believe they were the only ones like hers in […]

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