Posts Tagged ‘misogynist’

“It’s Just Words, Folks…”

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

notes-from-a-non-parent-11I called my mom a “bitch” once. She spun and dropped as if to shoulder my head against the stove.

“Don’t ever call a woman that,” she warned, her finger in my face. “It means you hate women. Only idiots use that word.”

I panicked and thought Wait, I don’t hate women!

Her signature door-slammer, “idiot,” was always effective too. As in, “If you stick a needle in your arm – you’re an idiot.”

And my mom’s lesson had legs: I soon learned it also applied to the other words boys around me were using to describe women and their parts. 
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John Callahan, 1951–2010: The Man from Whom Excuses Ran

Friday, July 30th, 2010



 

 

 

John Callahan, 1951 – 2010

Original story on npr.org | Wednesday, July 28, 2010

As far as media figures go, quadriplegic cartoonist John Callahan wasn’t a pleasant man to look at or even learn about. (more…)