Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Girls' Shape Ups X F - Mary Jane - SKECHERS Official Site

Skechers is now targeting preschoolers and grade school girls with their shape up type shoes. Messaage: you're never too young to start obsessing about your body or feeling like a huge bag of dung for not having the right body image. They're $50.00 which is not even in the equation for a lot of families; these days, or, ever...

Girls' Shape Ups X F - Mary Jane - SKECHERS Official Site

Sunday, April 17, 2011

1959 Ad for Little Girls

 I don't know what's creepier, the ad itself, the use of the word "squeal," the "lace lavished" design, the little girl's strappy, heeled sandals, or that it comes in "Christmas red." Christmas red?
(Thanks to Boing Boing for item.)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Pap Smears at Walgreens

Who needs Planned Parenthood when Walgreens can be your one stop shop for pap smears and mammograms?

Monday, April 11, 2011

Flapper's dictionary: 1922 - Boing Boing

Thanks to Boing Boing for the link to The Flapper's Dictionary:
Flapper's dictionary: 1922 - Boing Boing

Boing Boing shared some definitions of the lingo back then; including "bee's knees," which my grandmother said all the time, and "biscuit" ...

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Mad Makow: 'It's OK to be a Woman!'

My favorite madman, Henry Makow, inspired once more by the promises Spring brings, has reposted his 2008 article It's OK to be a Woman! Whew, now that I know it's okay, I can relax. I was getting worried ... of course, I don't count, since I'm over 50 and don't have children. But to young women Makow advises:
You are in the Springtime of your life. Just as flowers blossom now, the years 18-26 are when you are at the height of your fertility and most attractive to males. This is the time when you must marry and have children if you want to be surrounded by loved ones when you are older. We are part of a natural cycle and we can't get a raincheck from nature...
Do not compete with other women on the basis of sex. Let the sluts have the sex.  You are looking for a permanent lifetime commitment. Therefore cultivate the qualities and skills desirable in a wife and a mother.

Oh, there's so much more, including sinister ravings about lesbians, Jews, and the Illuminati (yes! all in the same article! I know!) and I might rant on the rest here or elsewhere, probably Women Of Esoterica. But for now, it's time to get out those pretty dresses and the ironing board, curl your hair, and charm the lads!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring Do Day!

As is my custom I let my hair grow all winter and at the first sign of warm weather I could hardly wait to get it cut and colored!  As always I went to my friend KC who has the shop completely to herself on Sun and Mon, when it is technically closed.  I was greeted by her cute assistant "Little Dude."

KC has always been a large dog person, but she found him wandering in traffic a couple years ago and she took him to the pound hoping they would find his owner.  They didn't and nobody adopted him.   She couldn't bear the thought he would be killed and that is how she ended up with a little dog.

First were the highlights:

Like having my own tin foil hat!

There was a bit of a mishap because after adding the overall color some of my highlight streaks started turning really super blond.  I wasn't so sure that I didn't like that, but KC really didn't like it and darkened them up a bit.

Then there was the cut, the result was better before I went outside in the wind, but here it is after that:

I haven't had my hair that light in many years, so it is taking a bit of getting used to.  The cool thing is that Pooka and I kind of match now. :-D

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor's nude portrait at 24 seen for the first time

Elizabeth Taylor's nude portrait at 24 seen for the first time | Mail Online

VIDEO: Indiana GOP Rep Says Women Will Pretend To Be Raped To Get Free Abortions

Hat tip to Piglipstick

TURNER: With all do respect to Rep. Riecken, I understand what she’s trying to do. But as you know that when the federal health care bill was going through Congress there was a lot of discussion whether this would allow for abortion coverage and of course we were all told it would not. And the bill, my house bill 1210, would prevent that for any insurance company to provide abortion coverage under federal health care bill. This [amendment] would open that window and I would ask you to oppose this amendment.

I just want you to think about this, in my view, giant loophole that could be created where someone who could — now i want to be careful, I don’t want to disparage in any way someone who has gone through the experience of a rape or incest — but someone who is desirous of an abortion could simply say that they’ve been raped or there’s incest."

Read the rest -
ThinkProgress » VIDEO: Indiana GOP Rep Says Women Will Pretend To Be Raped To Get Free Abortions