Saturday, January 9, 2010

Guess what? I got the award!

What is the Award?
The award is passed from blog to blog. If you receive it, you must accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you've newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

I received it from...
My Reading List, a fab book review blog.

And am giving it to....(drum roll please...)

1.I don't eat my friends, a vegetarian girl's life.
2.Echidne of the Snakes, my favourite blogger.
3.Life, love and everything in between, name says it all.
4., pretty cool.
5.You can't go back and other impossibilities, lots of fun stories.
6.I blame the Patriarchy, expert patriarchy blaming
7.Shakesville, Shekespeare's sisters
8.WitchWords, not a real witch, I think
9.Motivated Grammar, uhm, motivated grammar?
10.Maths goes pop
11.A cat of impossible color, fashion and random
12.Her life with boobs, boobs and life
13.Sociological Images, images that make you think
14.Feministe, some feminist musings
15.Catgirl Meowing

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Two Sides of the Abortion Debate

Why you should be pro-life:

  • Because they are going to heaven and god is on their side.

  • Because they’ve got witty mascots like Judy The Talking Embryo, who demonstrates how intelligent pro-lifers are, since she can talk already. Judy only asks to get out of there alive! But the bad, bad, pro-choicers want to kill her with a scary hunting knife! And you don’t want to be one of them, do you?

  • Because it will make you feel noble and important.

  • Because you might have never been born if abortion was wide-spread. Oh, also if you’re parents fought and didn’t do it that night. Or if you were miscarried. Or if your parents hadn’t met. But assuring that every child that can be born is absolutely not aborted is necessary, god says so!

  • Because they have yummy cookies!

  • Because what are you going to be otherwise, pro-death?

Why you should be pro-choice:

  • Because what each individual woman does with her body is none of your damn business.

  • Because the world is already too full of idiots (also called human beings), so what’s the point?

  • Because women who need abortions are going to get them, legally or not.

  • Because then you have the chance to call pro-lifers bigots, and feel yourself liberal and important.

  • Because then, instead of saving Judy, you may go around saying that “prevention is better than cure”  and  preventing unwanted pregnancy. Theorically you could do both, although most pro-lifers don’t, so this point is really pointless (did ya get how clever I was there?)

   • Because if you’re a woman, you may prefer it if people have a slight respect for you, at least more than they have for an incubator.

  • Because I say so.

  • Because we have better cookies!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Good Movies

Today it's back to school, and back to blogging too. Since I'm in a very happy mood (thank all the sweets the Befana brought), this post is on a positive note.

4 Good & Feminist Movies
A post with a stupid title by The Ranting Teenager, and they're not actually all movies, but really, whatever.

1. THE BARBIE MOVIES: These have had really a lot of success in Italy, despite Barbie's obvious non-perfection. The first ones followed the usual fairytale scheme, including girl, prince and marriage. However the girl tends to actually do something. Then they started doing re-makes of famous classics, like "Barbie the Princess and the Pauper", "Barbie and the Christmas Carol" and "Barbie and the Three Musketeers." And barbie doesn't always marry at the end. In fact, in "Barbie and the Three Musketeers" she clearly puts her career before the prince, which she saves. Of course she always looks pretty while doing it all, but so does Superman, for that matter.

2. ATOMIC BETTY: Atomic betty is a cartoon character. And she's awesome. She is a normal girl-and by normal I don't mean cool and fashionable or wishing to be so- who also leads a team of galactic superheroes. She can also play sports exceedingly well.

3.A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS: The story of three siblings and their onfortunate lives. It's funny in a dark sort of way, and very well made. Violet, the eldest, is a genial scientist, her little sister Sunny can bite and their brother Klaus knows thousands of things.

Atomic betty
4.THE WINX CLUB: This series has had enormous success in Italy, and little girls are bombarded with propaganda for Winx dolls, Winx cups, Winx bags, Winx magazines, Winx wallpapers...well, despite their teeny-weeny waists and always perfect appearence, I admit that I really like them. At least, I'd better, since my sister keeps them on tv 24/7, when it's not Hannah Montana. The Winx are fairies who have to save the world while developing their personal talents and having cute boyfriends. They fight against a band of witches and a band of wizards, and they always win. They're boyfriends, on the other side, always need to be saved. But often they co-operate. At the end of the show they sing hideous inspirational songs.

The Winx

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Mumble, mumble...

Hey there! Happy 2010 to you all!

I know I haven't been around much lately, but blogging during the holidays, it turns out, is exceedingly difficult. Before new year's eve, there's all the holiday mess/fun so there's hardly time for anything else. After new year's eve, you realize school is soon starting and you're waaaaaay behind on homework.

So, see you again on the 7th of January. Until then, I know it's painstakingly difficult, you'll have to do without me.