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This dating guide is pretty much 13 different ways to say “shut up and look pretty.” Ho-hum.

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I have loved Bitch magazine since I was an 18 year old head shaver. It is a very, very important magazine. Please, if you value feminist thought at all ( which, you know, has even helped Sarah Palin out), consider donating today.

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There’s a great Q&A with Teri Garr up over at The Onion, in which the well-known character actress doesn’t so much wax poetic…rather, she waxes snark. Here are a few of my favorite tidbits:

On Mr. Mom:

It seemed like the people that made that movie didn’t know anything about life. They hadn’t been in a supermarket in, like, 10 years. So it was amazing that we came out with anything at all. I shouldn’t say that, God!

On Sydney Pollack:

He just wanted the beautiful, blond, cute, shiksa girls to be nice and shut the fuck up! [Laughs.] God, I’m bad. But that’s what he wanted. And that’s what the world wants, I think. I’m bitter. Bitter!

On Cher:

She was sort of a tootsie. But she was funny and sort of logical and nice. I like Cher. I still see her once in a while. I see her. I don’t recognize her, but I see her.

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via Jezebel

Uggs: If I were in the Female Bunch, I would be the local rancher woman who rides a big stallion (no saddle, puhlease!), manages the branding process to run as efficiently as possible while maintaining our high torture standards, and generally having sex with wandering men (hobos, Manson wannabes, Charlie Sheen) before injecting them with my vagina poison and leaving them in a barn for dead. But not until after I’ve branded them, using my new Eco-Friendly “Less Smoke” brander. We feminists love the environment!

StyleBaby: Can we just talk about how, though this movie seems to be all ’bout the nekkid ladies torturing the somewhat nekkid dudes, ONLY ONE WOMAN GETS TOP BILLING?

CerealMom: Sexist and Manson family-related. But the female bunch don’t care about no gender parity! We just get our rocks off then cut their dicks off! Count me in as the the free-loving heroin hussy who eats/sleeps/fucks with her holster around her waist and a knife in her boot.

MiddleChild: I’m sorry, I just can’t get over the name. “The Female Bunch” is supposed to be some lawless group of freeloving maneating heroin addicts? Sounds like Paula Dean’s Sunday Brunch ‘n’ Bridge group to me. “We’re the Female Bunch, y’all!”

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CerealMom and I spent the weekend at the Chicago Green Festival and one of my favorite takeaways from the weekend was a free issue of VegNews, a lifestyle magazine for animal rights activists that offers the most trite, pandering, self-congratulatory tripe for vegans and vegetarians that I have ever seen. (Full disclosure: I am a vegetarian and former vegan and wholly supportive of animal rights). VegNews is a lifestyle magazine for the PETA set. You know, the kind of people who describe kissing an omnivore as something akin to smooching one of Azkaban’s death eaters. It is a magazine rife with clich├ęd writing, stories about weddings and babies, and unlike my dead-yet-still-beloved Satya, doesn’t touch global food politics with a 10 foot pole.

VegNews peddles the kind of militant veggie self-aggrandizement that directly contributed my own disenfranchisement with the animal rights movement. Between condemning “flesh-eating death-masters,” forcing infants to be vegan and PETA‘s disgusting use of women’s bodies to sell vegetarianism (a methodology that, quite frankly, reminds me of The Sexual Politics of Meat), I want nothing to do with the animal rights movement as a whole. I am not interested in being preached at or told that my morals are good simply because I abstain from meat. For a group of people that are supposed to espouse compassion, very little is shown towards other human beings. The congratulatory moralizing of outlets like VegNews and PETA is jingoistic and disgusting–and not one iota more informed or interesting than, say, Anthony Bourdain’s infamous remarks about vegetarians:

I guess what I’m trying to say is that yes, I think vegetarianism is good and right and just, and worth sticking with despite whatever Bourdain says, but there are some total assholes out there that are ruining it for the rest of us and definitely chasing potential allies away. [EDIT: these links refer to “the rest of us” and not the “total assholes”. -SB] I’ll leave you all with this beautiful picture of a PETA protester:

ICK. Just ICK.

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