Welcome To The Dollhouse

Combating Genderism over Ice Cream

This afternoon, while AdoringHusband was indulging his man cold, I decided to take Zizi to the movies. She’s not yet at the point where she will watch a non-animated feature in the theater, so I decided on Puss in Boots, in IMAX 3D. We had a really good time together after the mother with the […]


What Gender Is Your Card?

Those of you who have been with this blog for a little while know a few things about me: I live my life as an open book I become type A and compulsive about just about everything I do I’m a staunch empiricist (data driven and proud!) I like to get deep my egalitarian feminism […]


Welcome Home, Sistah

Something about South Africa makes me believe in the improbability of blood memory, the concept that our historical roots and connections reside in some spectral remnant within our consciousness, wakening only when we visit places significant to our history…to our story. How else to explain the resonance, the sense of belonging, that overwhelms me whenever […]


Lelli Kelly Fail!

I’m a bit tweaked right now. And before I get into it, let me say that I’m glad that my brother is currently not speaking to me, otherwise I know he’d have to attack me again for “thinking too much.” I’m happy that I don’t have that devaluation from my family to deal with as […]


Brunch & Benign Sexism

Antipathy. That’s what I’m feeling about writing this post today. On one hand, I want to share the experience with you all, yet on the other hand, I know that many of you will see the events as yet another example of what happens when Liana thinks too much, something I’ve been accused of doing […]


It’s All Fun & Games ‘Til Someone Shifts The Paradigm

I had to think of a unifying theme for these two little sniglets of stories I wanted to share tonight. They are unrelated and divergent enough that coming up with a unifying theme was a bit of a challenge. Yet when I put my thinking cap on, I realized that both reflected my increasing tendency […]


It’s Hard Being An Egalitarian

I don’t know whether or not this is normal, but it seems as if the older I get, the more I struggle with understanding or relating to those of my own sex. Sure, I’ve written about it before. A few times. This is not news. Yet old age and menopause seem to be causing me […]


Bee-yotch Squared

I’ll admit it. I’ve never really understood or gotten along well with most women. Except for my shoe fetishism, I just don’t have the female hardwiring. I never have. Evil Mother socialized me in a more gender neutral manner (though there was occasional emphasis on being ladylike…something I never heeded). So all the fawning over […]


The Metaphor That Made My Head Explode

Sometimes you find the most intriguing information on Twitter. Not too long ago (OK, it was about 2 weeks ago, but you try to find time to blog coherently with a job as nutty as mine has been lately) a tweet from Feministe popped up giving a teaser for a new posting. The title is […]


Why’d They Have To Mess With Dora?

There is one hero in my daughter’s eyes. It isn’t Mommy or Daddy. It isn’t Willow or Rory, the cats. It isn’t even the much loved Rae Rae, the bunny. Right now, the person who is the most asked for, the most adored, and the most I must see her or I’ll give you an […]


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