Category Archives: Consumerism

Women and Wine: A Feminist-Friendly Pairing?

This post is from Most Wine Is Good. I’ll answer the question first, and expound second.  Yes.  The world of wine is certainly an exemplary account of women breaking barriers and uniting for positive change.  The examples are numerous, and … Continue reading

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The problem with makeup

Since my last day at my soul-sucking job two weeks ago at the morally bankrupt financial institution where I was employed for three years, I have yet to put on any makeup. I’ve written about the topic before, and gone … Continue reading

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Do you have a shopping weakness?

Okay I was in Barnes and Noble yesterday and, as happens anytime I’m in a bookstore, I had to seriously fight off the desire to buy a whole lot more than what I went in there for (I was looking … Continue reading

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San Fransisco is a socialist!

In news that has pissed off grownups across the country, San Fransisco has decided to ban McDonald’s restaurants from giving toys to children with their Happy Meals (or other food items that don’t meet certain nutritional requirements). Tom Johansmeyer from … Continue reading

Posted in Consumerism, Families

Vintage blog-rant: Rant about Cosmo

In 2006, during the not-quite-but-almost-feminist early years, I went on a rant on my MySpace blog about Cosmo. I was apparently unaware that I was not the first to come to these conclusions about the rag, but I was eager … Continue reading

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A Strongly Worded Letter

What could be the cataclysmic events that cause this woman, while catching her own reflection in a window, to clutch her sweatshirt around her and pull the hood up tightly around her face? Both shame and the need for more … Continue reading

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My beef with “negative option” marketing

In a perfect world, advertising is simply the practice of making the public aware of a product or service being sold. This practice is important in that it helps make a business, manufacturer, or other peddler of goods or services … Continue reading

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