Monthly Archives: January 2014

52 Weeks of Dishcloths | KnitPicks Staff Knitting Blog

52 Weeks of Dishcloths | KnitPicks Staff Knitting Blog.

I wonder if I can stick with this long enough to make a stash of gift-cloths to go with some of my handmade soaps?

Hey Jezebel — Virginity Is a Social Construct

A fascinating viewpoint, that eloquently illustrates one of my major “issues” with Jezebel. To quote the author, “Oh, Jezebel. Jezebel. I know all the cool kids have already said it, but damn. You sure do suck at feminism.” I believe that a feminist journal should be a little less anti-female. Jezebel tries so hard to be counter-culture with their feminism, but fails so epically that they come off (to me) as my-way-or-the-highway bullies most of the time. -sea

The Belle Jar

Jezebel published a piece today with the title “Nearly 1% Of Women Claim They Were Virgins When They Gave Birth,” and, because this is Jezebel we’re talking about here, they used this as an opportunity to shame and belittle the women who say that they became pregnant while still virgins. And just so we all understand what author Erin Gloria Ryan means by virgins, she writes that they are women who,

“… were unpenetrated by the peen of a man when they became pregnant.”

She further explains,

“This doesn’t include women who became pregnant via in vitro fertilization or artificial insemination; these are women who gave birth the old fashioned way and were like *shrug! SERIOUSLY GUYS I DON’T EVEN KNOW HOW THIS HAPPENED!”

Then (incorrectly) asserts,

“Getting pregnant without sex is virtually scientifically impossible, yet dozens of women in the study (who were teens when the…

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[I am living]

I read this poem earlier today, and liked it enough to share. -sea

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