Girl Crushes and politics

SNL can be hit or miss with the humor sometimes, but this one was dead on. Jabs at Palin and Clinton both but really skewers the screwed up way we think about gender and politics. It makes me want to bang my head against the wall the way people jump on an idiom as sexist, and ignore platform issues that are actually, you know, unfair to women. (And that’s all I have to say about that.)

Now, on to my Tina Fey girl-crush (And yes, I realize the irony of using the word ‘girl’ in a post in which I crab about sexism. "Girl," like "Bitch" does not offend me except in a pejorative context.):


And speaking of girl-crushes, how about this piece of awesome:

Meg Cabot donating proceeds of Mia Thermopolis penned book "Ransom My Heart" to Greenpeace.*
(From http://www.dearauthor.com via

("[Fictional character] Mia Thermopolis will write a Historical Romance novel to be published by Avon A and all the proceeds will be given to Greenpeace. The plot of the book is described as this: Finnula Crais, “the fair Finn,” is an adventurous beauty with more than a few secrets of her own. Finnula needs money for her sister’s dowry, and fast. Luckily she happens upon a knight in need of rescue in a local tavern – a nobleman who evidently has returned home to England from the Crusades with saddlebags of jewels, money, and lots of it. Finnula reasons what could be simpler than to kidnap him and hold him for ransom? ").

That plot sounds fabulously ridiculous, and something I’d read for fun even if it wasn’t for a good cause. Cabot has started an activism section of her website, which pleases me greatly, because a bazillion teens (and teens at heart) read her stuff, and as y’all know from my despairing posts about my neighbors wasteful habits, I don’t think enough can be said about what each person can do to protect the environment.

Wow, I’m political today.