Salon and Jezebel: Honey Boo Boo and 8 reasons you should be ashamed of yourselves

As you know, I spend a lot of my time with Honey Boo Boo because of my dissertation, and people often say disparaging things about the show and the weight of the family and other things.  And for the most part, I keep my cool, but occasionally, I read something that makes me incredibly angry. […]

Salon and Jezebel: Honey Boo Boo and 8 reasons you should be ashamed of yourselves
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Proposed: That We’d Just Be Better Off If We Forgot About That Flying Spaghetti Monster Stuff

I floated this post idea on Twitter and everyone told me to write it, so if this goes badly, I think I can just blame it on them, right? That’s how it works?It’s not that the original Flying Spaghetti Monster wasn’t a useful allegory–in fact, it was a hilarious allegory with enough snark to give […]

Proposed: That We’d Just Be Better Off If We Forgot About That Flying Spaghetti Monster Stuff

[Blogathon] Wildly Inappropriate Things to Say to People With Eating Disorders

1. But you’re not skinny!I swear to god, you’d think daring to have an eating disorder while not being rail skinny was the equivalent of wandering around yelling “I WAS MURDERED” while still breathing. No. Staaaahp.2. But if you don’t think you’re thin enough, what does that make me?!Bad at understanding mental illness? Lucky to […]

[Blogathon] Wildly Inappropriate Things to Say to People With Eating Disorders

Robert Bork, scariest almost Supreme Court Justice, dead at 85

Robert Bork, the intensely conservative failed Supreme Court nominee from 1987, has passed away after a heart ailment. Bork was a sort of bogeyman from the right, destroyed by Joe Biden in the senate hearings for his nomination for being absolutely insane and who Mitt Romney made head of his judiciary appointments in an attempt […]

Robert Bork, scariest almost Supreme Court Justice, dead at 85

Why I hate you if you voted Yes on 8

I’ll sum this up for you.  Two men, Harold and Clay, lived together for 20 years in Sonoma County, CA, they took extreme care to make sure they had legal protections in place so that they could take care of one another.  Instead, when Harold fell, the county and healthcare workers ignored all the legal […]

Why I hate you if you voted Yes on 8

Gay Marriage Nationwide: The Joy and the Sadness

It’s hard to believe it was nearly 7 years ago that Prop 8 passed in California.  I remember staring at the television, immobilized with disbelief and horror, my happiness at Obama’s election completely erased by my anger at the California voters for messing this up so badly.What followed for me was an obsession.  An obsession with […]

Gay Marriage Nationwide: The Joy and the Sadness

Tonight at 7pm EST – The Ashley F Miller Show

Tonight, join me, Dan Fincke from Camels with Hammers, and Mavaddat Javid, who has a Tumblr here.Topics:Politics: SCOTUS and Prop 8Media: documentaries “The New Black” and “American Revolutionary”Guest Choice: Prostitution issues After the discussion that the three of us have, I’m hoping to include anyone else who would like to join in the discussion.  This is […]

Tonight at 7pm EST – The Ashley F Miller Show

Marriage as protection against accidental pregnancies not a new argument

Greta has a post up about the “increasingly stupid” tactics used by supporters of DOMA and Prop 8 — but, for better or for worse, the argument that marriage is different for heterosexuals because of accidental pregnancy is not a new argument at all.  It is, in fact, the primary argument used by the proponents […]

Marriage as protection against accidental pregnancies not a new argument