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This Is What A Feminist Looks Like

August 20, 2010

If women be educated for dependence; that is, to act according to the will of another fallible being, and submit, right or wrong, to power, where are we to stop? — Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication On The Rights Of Women (Chapter 3) (Photographosophy, Pissy Feminist Edition.)

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Mutha’s A Sucka

July 22, 2010

I found this in the laundry pile tonight. I burst into tears, and I haven’t yet stopped crying. Where did that baby go? Where did that baby go? How is it that time slipped past me so quickly, that she grew and grew and grew and the baby she was slipped away – while I [...]

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Performativity For Four Year Olds

July 21, 2010

There is no gender identity behind the expressions of gender… identity is performatively constituted by the very ‘expressions’ that are said to be its results. – Judith Butler (Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity)

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When Mama’s Away…

July 19, 2010

… the kids will just end up in the backyard in diapers and bathing suits, faces unwashed, playing with sundry bits of Goodwill-bound baby equipment and also a skateboard.

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How To Know When You Are Sleepy

June 28, 2010

It is very important, when you are staying up after your bedtime so that you can be awake when Mommy gets home, even though Mommy is having trouble getting home, and it is getting very late, it is very important that you know how to tell when you are sleepy, and when you are not, [...]

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Wordless Wednesday: Sugar And Spice And Air Guitar Edition

June 9, 2010

My daughter on Saturday: My daughter on Sunday:

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Love Is A Many-Splendored And Sometimes Sort Of Exhausting And Anxiety-Provoking Thing

June 7, 2010

A few weeks after I gave birth to Jasper, I wrote this: I do it every night now. When it’s dark, when the rest of the house is asleep, or almost, I untangle my tiny newborn bundle from my arms and lay him down in his nest and ease my birth-battered body from our bed. I make [...]

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Eat Your Heart Out, Tony Hawk

June 4, 2010
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The Little Trampette Dances Jigs Of Love And Sorrow

May 31, 2010
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Two Roads Diverged In The Kindergarten Woods…

May 26, 2010

We first faced this dilemma last year, when we were considering moving Emilia into a more formal preschool, and I wrote about my anxiety over the decision then. We decided against it for the time being, but then the school called us just this past week to ask if we’d consider enrolling her for kindergarten. [...]

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