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On Food And Not Eating It

This is the post where I talk about body image. This is the post I very nearly deleted after typing most of it up months ago because I think it is (1) way too personal and (2) kind of irrelevant. By … Continue reading

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The Worst Of The Worst

So I don’t talk about exercise on my blog because I have a personal policy against contributing to a conversation that pressures women, however subtly, to use diet and exercise as a means to chase down the ideal body, look, … Continue reading

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Why I Blog For Women — Part II

This is a continuation of yesterday’s post, in which I took issue with this article on Forbes.com.  Yesterday, I argued that feminist blogs empower women by identifying and talking about discrimination. I disagree with the argument in the Forbes article that … Continue reading


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Why I Blog For Women — Part I

[This is Part I of my response to the article “Why Blogs for Women are Bad for Women.”] Did any of you bloggers out there read this piece on Forbes.com?  It’s called “Why Blogs for Women are Bad for Women,” … Continue reading

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In Which I Am A Hypocrite

I’ve repeated some version of what I’m about to say on here before. I don’t like it when women justify their choices as they make them. I think we do it because we’re insecure. I know we do it because … Continue reading

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House And Home

This is another post about house and home.  Which is funny because I have a deep aversion to nesting, shelter publications (although this response on design*sponge to an article about online shelter publications is a must read for lady bloggers), and … Continue reading

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What’s Best For My Family

This is the post I meant to write when I wrote about animal people. This post is about people who say “I have to do what’s best for my family.” And how I think they’re selfish. Here’s what I don’t like … Continue reading

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Why Being Scared Of Fat Is Worse Than Being Fat

Confession: I’ve had a draft post about dieting and how I think it’s one of the worst things a person can do to herself saved for months now. It’s my way of dealing with the distress I feel every time … Continue reading

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It’s Still Not As Good As Rocky In Any Era

You’ve seen The Fighter, right? I didn’t until recently, because it sounded too much like The Wrestler, which is the saddest movie ever. I’m a sucker for boxing montages, though, and Husband doesn’t like Woody Allen, so this weekend he … Continue reading

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I’ve talked about being intimidated by other women before.  It’s a feeling that I keep tabs on, because I think it reveals insecurities that I need to work on.  Lately, I’ve noticed that women that intimidate me tend to have … Continue reading

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