Family Christmas is one of those things that can strike love, frustration, excitement or outright fear into our hearts. It depends on your relationship to your family, but for most of us there is probably a combination of all of the above.
This and That
I have a proposal for you to avoid the embarrassment of lackluster gift giving. For €20.13 you get a TENI t-shirt (which is pretty styling even by itself), a years membership to TENI and a trans* activist wrist band (just like all the cool kids wear!)
Giving somebody something that you’ve spent time and effort on always goes down well: people love that it’s unique and handmade, that you put away some hours out of your life to try and create something especially for them.
Monday morning. I have mixed feelings. I’m looking forward to work and I’m slightly dreading it. I can’t wait to see the children again, the smile on their faces when they come into the classroom.
Online dating is either a great way to meet people, or the perfect way to kill what ever self esteem you have left. Kris spent a couple of weeks online and found herself becoming obsessive about messages, and constantly disappointed by reality.
For your Homemade Hipster The thing about hipsters is that they hate being called hipsters. My best friend is the queen of the hipsters but she would stake her collection of men’s jumpers that she is not. In spite of her protestations, she can’t resist the kitschy charm of something that can’t be bought. [...]
Gender stereotypes are hurtful to children in lots of different ways, kids don’t need their gender reaffirmed by dressing them in pink or blue, they can find out for themselves who they are. For that reason I am loving the new Top Toy catalogue in Sweden.
Are you a feminist? If you’re reading this blog I’m guessing you are. Have you ever been slagged off for being a feminist? I’m guessing you have. The dreaded F word.
My alarm goes off at 6am most mornings. I am out of the bed by quarter past, clothes, hair and makeup intact by half past, breakfast eaten, food (including lunch, dinner and snacks) ready for the day by 7 and out the door soon after to get into work on time for my 8:45 [...]
Looking at the statistics, lady-loving ladies are at a higher risk than their straight counterparts of developing conditions such as cardiovascular disease, polycystic ovary disease, ovarian cancer, obesity, eating disorders and mental health disorders.
Have you ever been called a slut? It’s harsh and judgemental and just an awful monosyllabic four-letter-word. As far as I’m concerned, any term that looks down on any woman’s sexual behaviour has its place in Biblical evangelism and nowhere else.
How many times have we heard both straight and lesbian women complain about men who speak about women in an immature/objectifying/degrading manner? How often do you hear lesbians repeating such sexist comments?
As I write this, I am currently on a five hour bus journey home. This is the second time in three days that I am doing this. Even though I clearly get my kicks from country roads, no bathroom breaks and sitting next to strangers for long periods of time, there is another reason for my travels.
Today is a glorious day. It has finally arrived. That which we have all been waiting for, for generations, is now a reality. Cadbury’s have invented Chocolate for Girls.
Heuston, we have a problem. It’s a doozy, too. For years, I have been watching lesbian television, and making fun of it because it is [arguably] stupid. I have been calling it stupid because I have been thinking ‘nobody would ever act like lesbians on TV do, ever.