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October 6th, 2011 by biscuit

I’m not guaranteeing all of this is timely – but it’s been kicking around, and I’ve been meaning to share it, so … here.

Americans work a lot, and women spend four times as many minutes cooking and cleaning up food as men.

There’s a lot of new TV by and about girls. Sadly, very little of it is awesome. (I do like The New Girl, but Whitney is blah (although it did get picked up for a full season). Two Broke Girls is possibly the worst thing I’ve seen in the last five years.)

And if I needed a reason other than The New Girl to admire Zooey Deschanel (which I don’t, because she’s just so … SO), this quote would do it: The fact that people are associating being girlie with weakness – that needs to be examined.

TERRIBLE TEE SHIRTS: Too pretty for homework, allergic to algebra, and a so-terrifying ‘why I raped you’ shirt that I would refuse to link to if Topman hadn’t already pulled it.

“The [burglars] were foiled at their 30th intended home by a lion. Like an actual lion. Police have been unable to find said lion and have repeatedly questioned the girls about the probability that it was actually just a very large dog, not a lion. The girls insist it was a lion.”

The House Labor, Health, and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee drafted legislation (pdf) that would entirely defund Planned Parenthood (mentioned BY NAME), and withhold funding from Title X and NPR. Awesome plan, guys.

This well designed study concludes that people trust women less when they have no makeup on.

There you go. The current state of sometimes-it’s-hard-to-be-a-girl.

 

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2 Responses to “femistuff-n-stuff”

  1. Awlbiste says:

    I never wear makeup, no WONDER I’m so untrustworthy.

  2. D says:

    But, but….. market surveys all said this t-shirt would be a best seller come Christmas.

    WTF were they thinking?

    I clicked on the link to the article and was ever so amused by the comments afterwards. I understand the backlash against political correctness but that is NOT what this is about. At the very least it’s about poor taste but in actuality it’s about making light of an unforgivable act. To the boys who wrote those letters…. grow a set and grow up. A man wouldn’t wear that shirt.

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