History lesson time!

Pictured here is what is known as a lawn jockey. They were sold by the truckload to people in bygone eras so that they could delight in a racist depiction of a minority. It is racist not only in its portrayal of the black person as an individual, but it is racist in that it …

Post-Mortem of a trolling

In case y’all have missed it, Feministe has a thread on Fat Princess as well. Naturally, there have come the apologists for the trolls, though it doesn’t (appear) to be as bad as the trolling Shakes and I got. One fellow, named “Ryan” writes about Shakes’s trolling: I’m saying she had it coming due to …

Friday Open Thread: Now with 50% more readership!

While the Ponygirl is away, the readers will play. Until I manage to get my act together and write up a page post (in the vein of the “It’s Just a Game” and “It’s about choice” linkable pages) about basic feminism and, clearing up once more what this site is about, I thought this week’s …