A Rabbi Tells Me What I Want!

What Women Really Want - p. 1

Rabbi Schmuley Boteach wrote an unfortunate essay published in the Huffington Post, entitled, "What Women Really Want."I printed it out as a document and graded it as I would have graded one of my students.  Normally I'm a nice person, and I don't get off on ripping someone else's writing to shreds, because I can appreciate that people put themselves into their work. It's risky to put your writing out there, so my policy is to be gentle with other people always. However, every once in a … [Read more...]

Sympathy and Advice for the Now-Infamous “Mrs. Hall”

This was written in response to an open letter that circulated a few weeks ago, written by a mother of boys to their friends who are girls.  Please read that here first.Dear Mrs. Hall,I'm going to guess you've had a tough week.  Here you are, a small-time blogger (like I am) and one of your posts blows up in your face.  I'm not going to lie - I have very mixed feelings about you, the open letter you've written, and the support/backlash you've undoubtedly received as a result.  I'm not sur … [Read more...]

Rape Culture Round-up

Well, folks, it's June 24, 2013, and I'd like to welcome you to a little feature I call "Rape Culture Round-up."  Progress on the War on Women front?  Let's just say any moves have been lateral at best, rather than forward.We can start with this little gem from conservative talking head Laura Ingraham.  When discussing how Plan B (emergency contraception) will likely soon be available over the counter, she opines thusly: " It’s a good deal for pedophiles, a good deal for people who commit sta … [Read more...]

I Call Bullsh*t.

Apologies in advance.  This post will contain foul language, grammatical errors and abuse of parenthetical statements, and a really poor drawing of a gavel.  I am sorrier for the grammatical errors and abuse of parentheses.(If you have trouble with my using the word bullshit and other profanity, I have the okay from Norman Lear.  Good enough for me.)I wanted to do a post entitled "I Call Bullshit" last week, and here's what I wanted to include:1.  Upworthy and Nicole Sherzinger.  He … [Read more...]

Musburger Weaves a Tangled Webb.

I sat down today to write about the heinous, inhuman and grotesque crimes committed by a group of teenagers in Steubenville, Ohio - two of whom "allegedly" dragged an incapacitated drunk girl from party to party to be sodomized, raped, urinated on, and mocked online.  For some reason, I'm coming up blank.  Thanks, Brent.Yes, I'm talking about famed sports announcer, Brent Musburger, and his televised comments about Katherine Webb.  Musburger admired (at length and repeatedly) the beauty of Ms … [Read more...]


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