This is a blog by a feminist killjoy for all feminist killjoys! I will be writing this blog alongside working on a new book, Living a Feminist Life, which will 'take off' from experiences of being a feminist killjoy at the family table, as well as an angry woman of colour at feminist tables or an angry queer of colour at queer tables.
Source: By Paul Zimmer hells-ditch.com
Date: August 6th, 2012
FRANKFURT- In a rare display of professional consensus, an international consortium of anthropologists, archaeologists, and molecular biologists have formally released an exasperated sigh over the popularity of the so-called “Paleo Diet” during a two-day conference dedicated to the topic.
The Paleo Diet is a nutritional framework based on the assumption that the human species has not yet adapted to the dietary changes engendered by the development of agriculture over the past ten thousand years.
Guest post by Fran Stewart
Fran is a dear friend and a great writer I was thrilled when she said she wanted to write a post for MMAS. I hope this will not be her last. ~Rosie
I started my girlhood very late. I’d reached my mid-thirties by the time I realized there’d been a mistake. Up until then I’d muddled through life as the straightest, most translucently white suburban male nerd you’d expect to see.
Listen up cis people, I want to talk to you today about intent. However, not in the intent isn’t magic sort of deal. Well, that might be a lie. I want to focus on compliments though, especially the one that goes a little bit like, “I would never have guessed!”. I get it. I understand the intent. It’s meant to be a compliment.
This week, a high school in Texas, Richardson High School, finally took the bull by the horns and decided to take a break from worthless bullshit like English and Math and focus on teaching a lesson with some actual value, courtesy of a man by the name of Justin Lookadoo. Many may call him just a motivational speaker, but one look at his hair and you can just tell he is selling himself short, and once you hear his message to today's youth, you know that he is so much more.
This is one of those stories that warms my heart and makes me proud of the state I was born in (neither of which happens often enough these days). I missed the whole thing, and I couldn't let that happen to you.
So, in case you missed it...
Yesterday, Richardson High School in Texas hosted an assembly (sponsored by the PTA) wherein a "motivational speaker" named Justin Lookadoo presented his philosophies (ostensibly on dating violence) to the student body.* For a little background regarding his expertise as a teen dating guru, here are some "cool rules" from Lookadoo's website, "R U Dateable." (If you need to go vomit now, I'll wait.)
Dear Captain and Co,
Almost 3 years ago I broke up with my then-boyfriend of 6 months. We'd been friends before, and due to being in the same friends group, stayed friendly afterward. I thought we would be able to make better friends than a couple, but I didn't push the issue, as it was obviously awkward. Then we both graduated college, moved to different places, and lost touch.