"My fellow liberals, I'm tired of you" has been recommended to me as "a good read." Spoiler alert: I don't think it's very good, and I think the recommending party needs to read more. When confronted with a big wodge of stupidity, I find it helpful to break down the stupid into … [Read more...] about In response to “My fellow liberals”
Where has Stephanie been for the last year?
To sum up in one word: depression. There are lots and lots of other symptoms and side effects wrapped up in that. Chronic fatigue. Insomnia. (Often in combination; what fun!) Medication changes, with all the shenanigans that entails. Apathy. Lack of focus, also known as "brain … [Read more...] about Where has Stephanie been for the last year?
This site (and my Twitter profile) are purple today in honor of Rebecca Meyer. My thoughts are with Eric and his family. … [Read more...] about #663399
What I’m Working On, 2014 edition
Nina tagged me, and now I have to talk about what I'm working on! Which I'd meant to do anyway. I can't believe I haven't posted since February. Except... it's been a crappy year so far. I've been sick for weeks at a time, multiple times. The spouse and the kid have been sick. … [Read more...] about What I’m Working On, 2014 edition
2013, I have nothing to say to you. When we reminisce about the good years, your name will not be called. Begone. Your pictures will lurk under the others', your corners forever warring for territory on the sticky page. When you begin to damage your opponents, we will call a … [Read more...] about Year, begone
Spoon Underflow Errors
TL;DR: I am having health problems. I am currently behind on everything, especially email. … [Read more...] about Spoon Underflow Errors
It’s hard not to feel humorless as a woman and a feminist, to recognize misogyny in so many forms, some great and some small, and know you’re not imagining things. It’s hard to be told to lighten up because if you lighten up any more, you’re going to float the fuck away. The … [Read more...] about Lightening up
Yeah, here's to you, kid. (EIGHTEEN MONTHS? Holy crap.) … [Read more...] about Eighteen months
Background noise vs. the stuff you deal with
Background noise: An offensive joke told by two men in front of you in line at the post office. “Bitch,” said about someone else. Loud phone calls on the street, as he hopes his fucking ex died or got fat. Women’s representation in any given movie. Hearing a woman’s spent too … [Read more...] about Background noise vs. the stuff you deal with
“The Secret to Being Both a Writer and a Mother”
So when I see yet another bloody article that, right from the headline, demands women limit the number of children they have in order to succeed professionally – as though the universal introduction of equally distributed paid maternity and paternity leave, a collective cultural … [Read more...] about “The Secret to Being Both a Writer and a Mother”