Archive | November 8, 2012

My take on NaNoWriMo

Okay, I’m afraid I don’t understand the whole NaNoWriMo thing. People keep asking me if I’m doing it? Why? I’m a writer. I write all the time. I’d go insane if I had to wait for November to roll around to write. So I’m afraid I don’t get it.

If you have stories in your head, WRITE THEM!

To be Seussical:

Write them at noon.

Write them with a spoon

Write them in May

When the sky is all gray

Write them at dusk

When the skunk sends his musk

Write them in France

In your pink under pants

But write because you must!

And I’m ending there and leaving well enough alone.

The only reason I can see to do it is that you wouldn’t do it any other way. But since I tend to verbal diarrhea not a problem.


Feminist Philosophers

Sociological Images has posted some interesting postcards that were campaigning against women’s suffrage.

I find it fascinating that the implicit argument in these images is something like, “We can’t give women the same rights and privileges that we have, because then they might try to do to us what we have been doing to them, and that is just INHUMANE.”

I know the last bit doesn’t follow unless you have an essentialized view of gender where somehow it is natural and proper for women to wash clothes and babysit, but it is improper and dehumanizing for men to do it.

I just find it funny, especially with the postcard of the three women sitting around a table play cards, smoking and complaining about their lazy husbands.  There is an admission here of, “Yes, we men sit on our asses while our wives do all the work, but that is our…

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