This is a Hallmark birthday card for a young girl:
TEXT: “You’re 13 today! If you had a rich boyfriend, he’d give you diamonds and rubies. Well, maybe next year you will – when you’ve bigger boobies!”
A woman in the UK posted a picture of it on Twitter. Over the next 6 hours, it was “re-tweeted, blogged about and posted across the Internet … [until] Hallmark UK apologized for and pledged to stop selling the sexist card.” The social pressure on Hallmark and their reaction is a great example of how speaking out about sexism matters!
Ok, I have a story to share about this one. Every year, I make two different stuffings for Thanksgiving dinner: the traditional bread stuffing & an oatmeal stuffing — an old recipe handed down from my Jewish grandma, which she got from her Scottish housekeeper over 50 years ago. I make it every year, & every year my dad bitches that I didn’t do it right. Honestly, my grandma hasn’t made it in so long that I doubt he remembers what it’s supposed to taste like. Regardless, it stresses me out every year – especially since I’ve often spent hours making both stuffings, the turkey, & a few other dishes. Anyway, to those of you who have similarly “pleasant” family members … let’s raise a glass in solidarity, because you’re not alone! :/
I also love sparkly things, jewelry, shopping, makeup, pink, & maxi-dresses!!! Actually, I just love wearing maxi-dresses because I don’t have to shave … I guess that makes me even more of a feminist then. ;P
Here’s an excerpt from an awesome little cartoon that shows what it’s like to be a woman who dares to participate in the World Wide Web and the wide world beyond. Enjoy (or maybe just get pissed).
Check out the rest here.