Category: Feminist rants

The sexism of moms and Legos

A story started circulating the other day about another amazing, crafty parent doing something over-the-top to please the kids in the house. We know how these usually go. It’s normally a dad into photography or who has access to special effects video software reaping enormous praise for being a good parent. Here are a few top... Read more »

Just STOP with the pink toys

One of my daughters just rejected a Harry Potter Christmas present on the basis it is “for boys”. WHY DID YOU BUY ME A BOY GAME?! she yelled. (To be fair, she is almost four and yells everything. GOOD NIGHT MOM! GOOD MORNING MOM! IT SMELLS LIKE DIRTY SOCKS IN THIS STORE, MOM.) With two... Read more »

Time wants to ban the word "feminist"

Time, the esteemed publication that wrote a 908-word article on Kim Kardashian’s ass that included the quote, “it looks like a glazed Krispy Kreme donut” (slow clap for hard journalism), proved its irrelevancy today by suggesting that, among “bae” and “literally” that the word, “feminist” should be banned. From Time: “feminist: You have nothing against... Read more »

A feminist can make a man a sandwich

During this business of my husband plunking down a bar in the family room and my consequent protest on the heels of his taking over the other rooms (he’s like a window box of ivy – very nice, but turn your back and he’s everywhere) he offered a small acknowledgment that he was starting to see... Read more »

No, I don't want my daughter getting an IUD

This week, the American Academy of Pediatrics published its recommendation for sexually active teenage girls to choose Intrauterine Devices (IUDs) to avoid pregnancy. That’s right, IUDs as a best option to prevent pregnancy was published in a pediatrics journal. Kids. Babies. Using IUDs. Look, I know teens are going to have sex, but an IUD... Read more »

Was the third boob hoax really that far fetched?

By now you’ve heard of the lady who paid $20k to have a third boob installed with the simultaneous goals of: repelling men’s interest and getting a reality show on MTV. Yes, . . . please pay me no mind over here with my third boob and also pay lots of attention to me about... Read more »

DiGiorno Pizza is not to blame for domestic violence #WhyIstayed

Did you hear about the poor guy who runs the DiGiorno Pizza twitter account who made the grave error of not researching the hashtag #WhyIstayed? He thought it was about love, so he tweeted, “#WhyIstayed You had pizza” with a picture of a lady giving some true romance to a box of food from the... Read more »

School ban: No cartwheels on the playground!

After a student hurt her wrist on the playground, a school in Queensland, Austrailia has banned “unsupervised cartwheels”. Also included in the ban are handstands, cheerleading, gymnastics and fun of any kid. Just kidding. There is still plenty of fun to be had standing motionless during recess. Just play “statue”! Or “Lobotomy”! Don’t these kids... Read more »

Mothers arrested for everything now

A mother in South Carolina was arrested last month for using profanity in front of her children. Apparently Danielle Wolf let a few eff-bombs slip because her kids were messing with loaves of bread while grocery shopping in a Kroger store. A nosy fellow customer (who later apologized and mentioned the abuse she received as... Read more »

There is nothing "inappropriate" about a doll with a penis

The latest to roll out of the Fox News controversy machine is about an anatomically correct boy doll sold by Toys’R’Us. Yes, the doll has a tiny penis that squirts water into its toy diaper. Apparently some parents are up in arms that a penis-having doll is “inappropriate”. I had a doll like this when... Read more »