Seven Quick Questions

1.  I'm re-reading Anna Karenina, which is 808 pages long.Last time I read it was in college, I only got up to page 762 and then lost interest.  Gee, I hope Anna turns things around before it's too late.QUESTION for anyone who's read the book: have you seen the movie?  I haven't even read any reviews.  When I heard Anna was going to be played by Kiera Knightley, I wondered why they didn't get an actress instead.2.  Whenever I read old books, I keep an eye out for lovely, old-fash … [Read more...]

WWMD

Thanks to all the linky love (oh sheesh, did I just say that?) from real websites like  Mark Shea's, Bearing, Betty Beguiles, And Sometimes Tea, New Advent, Betty Duffy, Darwin Catholic, Korrektiv, Alexandria, and others, I got a lot more attention than I'm used to for all this pants stuff.  And, as Mark Shea's readers pointed out, with great pants comes great responsibility.  Which is to say that with a bigger audience comes many more misunderstandings.Some of that is my fault, be … [Read more...]

Pants Pass *sigh* COMMENTS CLOSED AGAIN

Sick of talking about pants yet?  TOO BAD!  I want to talk about pants!  Some more!Actually, I want to talk about creeps.  Because that's what this is about: it's about creeps forgetting to hide how creepy they are.  So many people said so many smart things yesterday -- but the best comments were the ones which rooted out the worst part of the original pantsalog.  The worst part was this:[Wear skirts] for us, the minority of chaste men who merit the gift of enjoying your beauty in such a … [Read more...]

Pants: A Manifesto – COMMENTS CLOSED

Consider the following food for thought, and not a hard-and-fast directive.  So in case you were under the bizarre impression that some random essay written by a layperson has some moral force, then rest at ease.  I repeat, this is not a directive!  But you better listen to me, or you're going to hell.Top ten reasons I wear pants1.  I live in NH, where winter happens.  Pants.2.  My husband finds most women's pants to be more or less neutral, as far as their power to affect him in a … [Read more...]

The Perils of Excessive Modesty

Today I'm over at The Inside Blog, talking about a new take on modesty.  The blogging wife of a protestant minister at Musings of a Young Mom (don't worry, her writing is much better than the title of her blog) argues that excessive modesty objectifies women (which reminds of me of gluttonous thin people).And we're off to the fair!  That's not an expression - we really are off to the fair, and expect to be half-dead by early afternoon. … [Read more...]


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