Jimmy Kimmel, Astrosplained

Ladies and Gemcutters, We live in interesting times.  The Atlantic has done an in-depth look at Jimmy Kimmel’s road to redemption, for people who may not be familiar with his pre Live! work on Crank Yankers and more importantly The Man Show. Gentle reader, you know an ephemeral orchid like myself would never watch Crank Yankers, the Oscars, […]

Jim Jefferies, Astrosplained

Comedian Jim Jefferies recently came out with an on-air apology to women for his past trolling of rape survivors.  This got the media coverage it deserved based on believability, i.e., almost none at all.   My summary of his apology: It’s a small part of my act Everybody was doing it, so why am I in trouble? I had no idea all this was […]

Foot-Bound Women’s Art

From HuffingtonPost. “We often underestimate how important handwork was in China’s pre-industrial economy,” she told HuffPost. “The intense pressure on women to work with their hands, to spin, weave, sew, and stitch cloth, bedding and textile products for their families and for sale has gone unrecognized.” …“It’s very rare to find people who notice the […]