Category Archives: Ranting

Intersectionality is Sometimes Bullshit

Intersectionality is Sometimes Bullshit

“My feminism will be intersectional or it will be bullshit.” This is not a new phrase, but it’s being said with renewed vigor on social media these days. Briefly, intersectionality means that systems of oppression intersect and cannot be considered independently of each other. I agree with this. In fact, in college, I got mad… Continue Reading

Shame, Shame, Shame

Shame, Shame, Shame

No one likes to be shamed. No. One. I was fed a steady diet of shame and blame as I grew up, so I’ve become really sensitive to it. I was taught that I was responsible for other people’s emotional well-being, and I tried my best to make my mother happy – to no avail.… Continue Reading

Fuck Them (and Not in a Good Way)

I’m furious.  I’m enraged.  I’m weary.  I’m horny, but that’s not going to be part of the post today.  In the comments from my last post, whabs brings up the point that guilt is supposed to be a part of what it means to be a woman.  I have learned that lesson all-too-well.  I feel… Continue Reading

Keepin’ the (White) Man Down

I knew that President Obama taking the office would unleash all sorts of racism, covert and overt.  We’ve seen this happen with the teabaggers who held up signs that denigrated our president’s ethnicity.  That would be an overt sign of the lingering racism.  We’ve seen it with the “President Obama is not very smart” meme… Continue Reading