It will surprise few people who pay attention to American politics that Sarah Palin is a world-class hypocrite. But her recent foray into the politics of language and disability have proved that her hypocrisy is dyed in the wool, an amazing contradiction of terms: openly disingenuous, profoundly committed to shallowness. She's taken one of the … Continue reading With advocates like this, who needs hate radio?
Miriam: I want you to stop stalking overweight women First of all, this guy is like a stalker, following her around, monitoring her. He's creepy beyond belief. Secondly, this once again, for the millionth time perpetuates the myth that everyone who is overweight is secretly and guilty sneaking ice cream sundaes. We should know by … Continue reading Links!
There are about a gazillion things we've missed in the last week, so it's round-up time. First, though, I have a favor to ask of anyone who can swing it. Al's friend Peter lost his job last July. He and his partner of 20+ years, Ericka, are now in danger of losing their house -- … Continue reading Read ‘Em
Hi! I'm back from a whirlwind couple of weeks, during which I attended a conference here, then flew across the country to tag along while Al attended a different conference. Which means I've pretty much spent 2 straight weeks negotiating enormous crowds in not entirely familiar places, sitting still more than I like to, and doing … Continue reading What’s up my ass today
The awesome Lauredhel of Hoyden about Town wrote to us the other day and asked if we'd take on one of her pet peeves: using the phrase "the obese" to describe the entirety of fatkind. We explained that we are A) huge fans of hers, and B) a bunch of slackass losers, so if she … Continue reading Guest Blogger Lauredhel: “The Obese”
So, I guess I can add Denis Leary to the ever-growing list of comics I once loved who have gotten both more hateful and less funny over the years, finally reaching a point where I can't fucking stand them. See also: Bill Maher, Dennis Miller. (Young'uns, it's true: Miller was funny and not such a … Continue reading You Know, You Really Are an Asshole
Hey Shapelings! FYI, I've got a guest post over at Shakesville on Sarah Palin, disability parenting, and reproductive choice. Hop on over if you want to hear my thoughts.