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Beware the Young Lady Driver

23 Dec

My hometown newspaper has a lovely section called “Thunder / Enlightning” that publishes in an anonymous fashion the comments of readers who call in.

Basically, this is a way for senior citizens to fight out the politics of potholes and drug houses in the area. It’s also the funniest thing I’ve ever read.

Today was especially hilarious, as fights continue about whether or not Tiger Woods is a good guy or a schmuck. (So last summer, no?)

But the best comment concerned the ever-dangerous young lady driver:

“Everyone knows that women are terrible drivers, but young women go beyond terrible. It’s the opinion of most people that I speak with that women should be tested yearly and grounded whenever possible.

Oh, yes. You can’t just be too careful these days. Something else should be done about the obvious mayhem caused by young lady drivers. We need to take these licensed biddies down to the DMV every year and make sure they remember how to drive. Because, you know lady brains are smaller and don’t retain information as well as men brains. And, DMV lines just aren’t long enough as is.

To the newspaper’s credit, an editor responded with statistics showing that young males have more traffic violations, car accidents and deaths than young females.

But really. We all know statistics lie. So until this man’s dreams come true, let’s be careful out on them there roads.

This post is brought to you by Rachel.

Hello, my name is…

16 Dec

You think you know us.

Man-hating, miserable, militant feminists.

But we think we’ve been mislabeled. And we’re sick and tired of “the F word” taboo.

(Pardon the not-so-great video. Youtube these days, geez.)

Anyway! We’ve come with all the knowledge, snark and hyperlinks we’ve got to chat up fellow fems and curious Georges.

While we’re interested in debunking the feminist mislabels, we’re not solely dedicated to myth busting. (We leave that to the masters.) What we really want to do is talk about how feminism plays into so many parts of our lives – sex, friendship, activism, music, you name it – without any lectures or straight-up propaganda.

We’re excited to introduce you to our writers, who include amateur food bloggers, Vagina Monologues fans, confused religious feminists, sassy pro-choicers, pop culture enthusiasts, and a whole bunch of guest bloggers who are ready to engage.

Basically, we’re here to start a conversation and a community. Seems a bit lofty, no? I point all dream killers here, with the promise that we won’t take ourselves too seriously.

Welcome to mislabeled. Let the feminist mayhem begin.

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