Read more Kate

If you haven't yet read Kate's latest piece on the Kevin Smith/Southwest Airlines debacle, get thee to Broadsheet, stat. It is definitive, and it is moving, and it will remind you of why you started reading Kate's work in the first place. Whenever the issue of whether larger people should be forced to buy two … Continue reading Read more Kate

Polanski, Polanski, Polanski

That has been my entire week. Since my first post about it here got a lot of responses, I figured I'd share everything I've been doing on it in one place. (Trigger warnings on pretty much all of it.) But before I get to that incredibly depressing shit, please go watch Chris Rock going off … Continue reading Polanski, Polanski, Polanski

I wrote about Drop Dead Diva

Caught up on the last few episodes, and wrote about them over at Jezebel. Conclusion: But I can get past it enough to enjoy Drop Dead Diva for what it is — a fairly typical Lady Network show with a lot of atypical, unprecedented, truly body-positive twists. It's not 100% PUF-approved, but holy crap, it's a … Continue reading I wrote about Drop Dead Diva

World domination: One step closer

Our fearless leader is beginning a fortnight of guest blogging over at Jezebel! This is an explosion of awesome, as you've probably guessed, since Jezebel has lately been one of the most reliable blogs around for feminist news (often with a fat-friendly slant) as well as pictures of Zachary Quinto. This means that Kate won't … Continue reading World domination: One step closer

Elsewhere on the internet

I wrote about anonymous cyberbullying for The Guardian's Comment Is Free: Yet all over the web, people operating under the illusion that their identities are thoroughly hidden continue to prove John Gabriel's famous theory of internet behaviour: Normal person + anonymity + audience = total prat.* And too often, particularly when it comes to misogynistic … Continue reading Elsewhere on the internet