A girl in a bonnet delivers a blank stare as she looks into the future of being pass over for mediocre men.

Friday Roundup: Hush Little Baby

On September 30th, 2016 in Quibbles

Happy Friday, y’all! Except not really because Fridays are terrible, apparently.


But not as terrible as men. I cannot apologize enough for our terribleness, but the good news is some of those men are removing themselves from women’s lives.

I can only hope these means they’ll be too busy jerking each other off to interrupt anyone else.

Go ahead, why don’t you measure how much men talk for yourself.

And not for nothing, but getting your work recognized is hard when you’re a disadvantaged group and have to body-check your way into the conversation.

Even when you do, you have to answer the same question repeatedly, “What’s it like to represent your entire social group?”

Answer: I also enjoy imagining groups as monoliths to simplify the social calculus involved in self-examination. Especially when you attract attention and it attracts the trolls from their caves.

It’s not all bad, though.

If you’re lucky the internet will give you some really great friends.

California is putting the law on sexual abuse victim’s side. Which is a nice break from my usual anxiety that today is the day we wake up in The Handmaid’s Tale.

And your tweets are forever, so at least your mourners will get some entertainment at your funeral.

Or, if you’d prefer, they could mummify your tumors.


Happy weekend. I’m gonna go think some more about how men are very deeply not okay.