She’s not like other girls. 4

I’m not that tuned in to YA because I live under a rock, so this was the first I heard about Bergstrom poking YA authors as a whole in the eye. Went and read the interview linked in that post. Have some serious fucking problems beyond the general feeling of dude have you just managed ...

10 Reasons You Should Go See Mad Max: Fury Road Right Now 1

10 Reasons You Should Go See Mad Max: Fury Road Right Now
Potentially some mild spoilers.

[Movie] Maleficent 4

Going to start this one off with a disclaimer, which is this: I am not an original dyed-in-the-wool Maleficent fangirl. I do not have a massive ladyboner for this Disney villain the way quite a few of my friends do. So I’m taking this movie as itself. It’s been well over a decade (man, probably ...

Sibling bonding in the modern age, Or: My brother and I get lost down the MRA rabbit hole together 3

So yeah, this was a thing that happened on twitter today and kind of ate my afternoon. Mostly because I saw someone saying incredibly stupid shit  about women/feminism to my older brother and like any good little sister, I rolled up my sleeves and waded in. And then it just kind of went down this strange ...

Socksism? 2

Socksism?
Sometimes it’s the little things. So I go to REI to get some more smart wool light cushion socks because I like wearing those with my Docs, and I need a few more pairs. After purchasing my socks, I noticed this. Those are two pairs of the socks I bought. You’ll noticed the pair on ...

Three Non-Exhaustive Lists 1

Things that are none of your business (a non-exhaustive list): My decision to not change my last name The last time I shaved my legs The conversations I have with my gynecologist If and when I’m going to have kids If I’m on birth control and why Things that are none of my business (a ...

I only cut my hair because I hate you

I only cut my hair because I hate you
So there was another one of those articles going around. I’m not going to link to it. It’s bullshit clickbait misogynistic trolling and you can find it via my tumblr if you desperately want to. But come on, you know how those articles go: Women do a thing I personally do not find attractive! I am ...

“Strong Female Character” – I do not think it means what you think it means. 6

With apologies to Elise, Kathy, and Mike, all of whom told me to not write this, but you know how crap I am at letting things go and NOW I CAN MOVE ON WITH MY LIFE OKAY I’M GOING TO EAT SOME CAKE NOW. My friend Andrew linked me to this, because, I don’t know. ...

The paralyzing guilt of being good at math 2

I’m okay at math. Or at least I was. I haven’t done anything more difficult than long division and some statistics in years, and the thing about math is that it’s a language. If you don’t use it, you tend to forget how to do it. (Though conversely it’s easier to pick back up on ...

In the previews… sigh. 1

So, I saw three movies this weekend because we’re finally back to having movies I actually want to see in the theaters woohoo! I don’t have a problem shut up no you have the problem That made for an excellent weekend. There is seriously nothing I love more in the world than sitting down to watch a ...