Screw Diamonds, Eating Disorders are Forever.

Yeah, it’s a been a rough week around the Polimicks household.  I have a bunch of other things I wanted to blog about, including explaining to some “Free Market” Libertarian doofuses that you can’t cry censorship when the market works like a free market (i.e. boycotts), and a bunch...

This is Why Women Are Afraid to Tell You No

This past Thursday, a group of men started cat-calling/hitting on a group of women in Chicago.  When the women said, no, the men threw bottles and then SHOT at their car as they tried to drive away.  One woman was shot in the shoulder, and the driver took a bottle in the head as she tried to drive off. ...

Did You Miss Me?

Sorry about disappearing there.  A couple of weeks ago, my in-laws took us down to southern Oregon for a family reunion of sorts with my husband’s aunt and cousins, one of whom he hadn’t seen in nearly 3o years.  A couple of things to note about this vacation.  It is the first time I have had...

Poverty is Not a Crime – A Guest Post by Frogmagick

Today’s guest post is by Frogmagick, a long time friend.  In the past few days I have caught reports in the media about laws both proposed and passed and political statements regarding the poor. Some have addressed welfare recipients, others have talked about people on unemployment. Still others talk...

More on Sugar Ray and Victim-blaming

So, at the end of Monday’s post on Sugar Ray Leonard, I linked to two articles.  One of those articles engages in the time honored tradition of assuming that the person claiming to have been raped is lying about it.  Because, you know, there are NEVER any negative stigmas that attach to people who...

Unwanted Attention is the Crux of Creep: Part the Fourth – Stalking

Stalking is not now, and has never been, a compliment. In response to the last Crux of Creep post a friend responded to the link in Livejournal that continuing to contact someone after they have made it abundantly clear that they want nothing to do with you, including going to HR and your boss asking them to...

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