26 Oct 2007
Poor, poor woman, such an undiginified death.
23 Oct 2007
11 Jun 2007
8 Jun 2007
1 Jun 2007
I'll say sorry when I'm absolutely sure this is the case.
31 May 2007
There is a lot of talk about lovely Beth Ditto, from the downright vile to the highest praise but all I care about is that she has an effin amazing voice, enigmatic presence and is a beautiful woman.
I would rather have her as a role model for young women than someone like this
29 May 2007
25 May 2007
23 May 2007
It occurs to me [particularly when some smart ass points it out] that although us white middle class women, that fight the good fight for feminism, may well have ‘come a long way baby’ practices such as FGM remind me that we have not even scratched the surface. So long as there are women and girls in the world who are forbidden/incapable of speaking out for themselves, we need to spread the word and put pressure on those governments & religious leaders to stop this most hideous and brutal of practices. Amnesty International already cover this and do some work toward eradicating FGM but there are other orginisations that you can read about or join here
While reading the facts on this site I came across this statement, a justification for the mutilation:
In various cultures there are many "justifications" for these practices. A girl who is not circumcised is considered "unclean" by local villagers and therefore unmarriageable. A girl who does not have her clitoris removed is considered a great danger and ultimately fatal to a man if her clitoris touches his penis.
Here in the western world, many have jested about the ever ‘elusive’ clitoris but to my knowledge no man has EVER died due to contact with the little love button. It infuriates me to think that those people hiding behind their religion and culture in order to condone and continue this brutality, are for the most part men.
*** taken from http://www.fgmnetwork.org/intro/fgmintro.php
14 May 2007
I found this video via feministing and think it has real relevance to an event I am helping to co-ordinate at the ICA in London called 'Can Women Have It All?' which is a series of interviews with high profile women who appear to have achieved the work/life balance perfectly.
11 May 2007
10 May 2007
As reported on the BBC news website, Miss Hilton is soon to be a jailbird. Not a moment too soon I say, as I consider her a complete menace to society.
One can only hope she reads a book or two while incarcerated [and no Paris, Vogue is not a book]
26 Apr 2007
I think it is a damn fine idea and besides, the WAG's could do without a designer handbag in the name of supporting women that actually work for a living, cant they?
23 Apr 2007
The album cover is meant to evoke pagan femininity and, to some degree, feminism, which is a running theme throughout the music of Volta. "It's not necessarily about me as a woman, but just women," Björk told Stosuy. "Kind of that long leap of 10,000 years back, when they [were] in harmony with nature, and just little things like the fact that there are 13 full moons in a year and most women have certain things happening to them 13 times a year, but Christianity wanted to have 12 months, just to try to put that off." "It's sort of trying to put out some good vibes for the little princesses out there. There are actually other things than losing a glass slipper. I mean, part of it was having a little daughter and realizing, what are we telling girls? All these books out there about finding your prince. All these little girls, all they want to do is be pretty and find their prince, and I'm like, what happened to feminism here?"
Can hardly wait.
excerpt from pitchfork
China, you should be ashamed of yourself.
more on this story here
more shockingly disgusting behaviour from China
20 Apr 2007
19 Apr 2007
I mean sure, football is a sport predominantly played by men, supported by men and zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
See? that's what happens when football is mentioned, loud snoring from sheer boredom.
I really could not care less about the sport itself but really, having a cunt does not disqualify you from commentating on football. Particularly as this woman played the sport herself and is as well qualified if not more so than any arm chair pundit out there who shouts at the telly on a Sat afternoon.
Time to play nice boys.
17 Apr 2007
16 Apr 2007
This month, 'Ethical is Chic', allegedly. Does ethical living really need to be 'sold' to us in a fashion package in order for us to take it seriously? Will wearing Stella McCartney** heels, an Edun dress and swinging an Anya Hindmarch handbag really make me sleep better at night? Well the Vogue girls say yes, so I guess that's it settled. As if the bloody fashionistas out there dont make us 'normal' [ for normal read, not a size zero, prone to picking up a bargain in Primark and never likely to spend £1000 on a designer handbag] women feel bloody worthless enough, now we are not even fashionable enough to be green. Well screw you OWM [ I channel Cartman every now and then] my ethical status is just fine thank you, I can live without fashion facism invading yet another sphere of my life, so bugger off.
And as if all that ethical is chic guff was not enough to incite my wrath, they had to go and print this utter shite
Introducing then, the Cadogram Agency, a collection of seducers, rakes and immoral (yet highly handsome) men, available for hire. Promising an antidote to 'dreary dates' with 'boorish dullards', Piper and his pals (collective girlfriend count: 'several thousand') offer 'a zest- filled lightning encounter with a masterly raconteur, a rakish man of the world ... Someone,' they say, 'who will hold doors open for you, take command of the situation', and 'pay you undivided attention in the most stylish manner'. Quite a boast. They will also compliment your eyes, look at your arse and flirt with your mate. You can put money on it. Money which, it's fair to say, you'll be splashing around like dirty water - an evening with one of the eight cads available costs £500, and dinner's on you. 'Yes, you'll go somewhere swanky and nobby,' David says, 'perhaps the Wolseley, or Claridge's, and he'll turn up 45 minutes late, drunk.' So far, so fine. 'Then he'll proceed to charm you thoroughly, and get you excited about your future, talking about holidays you could go on, and trips you could take together. It'll never happen.' Sweet. 'He'll keep the intensity rising, while constantly cutting away at it by flirting with the waitress, and returning from the toilet with lipstick traces on his collar. And all night he'll be secretly stealing taxi money.'
OH right, so that's what's been missing from my life! An opportunity to spend £500 + for an evening with an utter bastard. Think I'll decline thanks, I've over spent on bastards already this month.
FOR. THE. LOVE. OF. JEBUS.
*takes myself off to count to ten, to stop shaking and to clean my keyboard from all the spit that was the result of my vitriolic outburst
**for the record I really like Stella McCartney, she shares the same values as me [vegan, PETA member] but I still aint gonna spend nearly £500 on your shoes love.
12 Apr 2007
And so time to say goodbye to one of my favourite authors and indeed favourite humans. I didn't think I would warm to his war stories and quirky sci-fi tales but he really did engage me and had just about the best attitude to life. You will be missed Mr Vonnegut but your fabulous books will remain. May you rest in peace.
5 Apr 2007
27 Mar 2007
"WHAT THE SHITTING FUCKERY IS GOING ON HERE?"
Do go and read this blog, particularly if paging through Obsever Woman's Monthly makes you feel ill and you are not quite sure why.
6 Feb 2007
For those Americans [or anyone in the world, I know we are in the minority] that still believe a girl/woman's cunt & indeed her body, belongs to her and HER ALONE, I salute you. For those that that disagree, bite me.
31 Jan 2007
Here is the complaint:
The advert was a woman on a night out, clearly enjoying herself and having a drink with friends. It was implied that she was drunk and during the course of the evening spurned the advances of a man. When she was on the way home, the spurned man attacked and raped her. The final tag line for the advert was some or other statistic reporting that a high % of woman that are raped are drunk. I am complaining because women being drunk does NOT CAUSE rape. Men [drunk or otherwise] rape women. Being drunk or otherwise does NOT prevent it. This is a highly ill informed and irresposible message for the GOVERNMENT to be advertising. I would suggest it is taken off the air immediately.
I would love to think that my complaint would get through to the correct folks in our good ol government but I sincerely doubt it. Still, it is always good to make a, what I feel is legitimate, complaint. Terribly un-British of me I know. Should there be anyone out there who wishes to join me in complaining, please do so here http://www.asa.org.uk/asa/how_to_complain/complaints_form/ . The advert was on BBC 6 music, 27 Jan 07 approx 9:30pm.
19 Jan 2007
10 Jan 2007
Physical attributes in a man that are likely to make go all squidgy and/or make me wanna instantly marry them:
- dark hair
- black nail varnish
- black eyeliner
- more tattoos
I appreciate that those particular attributes may make me seem like an Emo bloke botherer but no, this is what I'm after
Dave, Dave, Dave soon you will realise that what you REALLY need in your life is mz Cin.McBad. You will need to get rid of the fags though, although heart stoppingly sexy, I dont wanna snog an ashtray. Thanks darling.
*heads off to dream of the lovely Mr Gahan and be delusional elsewhere
"[Feminism is] a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians" ~Pat Robertson
I will also use the word 'cunt' but fear not those of the faint heart, it will always be used in a positive manner, there will be no deregatory mud slinging about the lovely lady garden round here.
So yeah, welcome to my new blog, please feel free to comment where you wish.
happy new year to you all