AlterDeni

Observations - sometimes rants - as a way to keep from losing my decorum.

I can’t believe that I — a woman — have to explain a joke to men. But here goes. Women are living humans, and you can’t put humans in a binder! You can only put small, flat, inanimate objects in a binder. Romney wanted to express that he sees past the secondary sex characteristics of employees to appreciate their character — or as Dolly Parton put it, that “under the wig is a brain, and behind the boobs is a heart.” But the way Romney expressed his appreciation for applicants’ humanity was by saying, I love them so much I have piles of them in my filing cabinets.

Beware Women: The Campaigns Want Your Votes | The Atlantic (via megcouch)

Outside David Blaine’s Tesla experiment

Outside David Blaine’s Tesla experiment

I guess the gang from Sesame Street aren’t “hurting” enough for Romney.

I guess the gang from Sesame Street aren’t “hurting” enough for Romney.

imjamesyourenot:

Picard, Xavier, Correspondent.

imjamesyourenot:

Picard, Xavier, Correspondent.

This woman is one of the brave women at international conferences who tell their own stories and call for real solutions.

That’s my dog on the right with her buddy who lives upstairs. They are not messing around.

That’s my dog on the right with her buddy who lives upstairs. They are not messing around.

Pretty much my philosophy. Please don’t ask me how we get more men involved in women’s rights issues. We’re 52% of registered voters. I’m happy to have them join us be we don’t actually need them.

Pretty much my philosophy. Please don’t ask me how we get more men involved in women’s rights issues. We’re 52% of registered voters. I’m happy to have them join us be we don’t actually need them.

Birth Control - Without it you’ll have 10 kids. You, too, guys.

I’m tired of explaining to seemingly smart men why coverage of birth control - effects them, even though we are the ones who take it. Seriously, this is not rocket science. It’s so basic, most students still get it in their sex ed classes - no matter how lame the curriculum. So I’ve taken it upon myself to force men to think about this shit.

Next week, let’s replace the word “hello” with the word “vagina.”

Ring, ring
Me: Vagina
You: I’m calling for Deni
Me: Speaking

Or, if you want to go all Eve Ensler you could amp it up.

Ring, ring

Me: This is Deni and my vagina
You: Do you want to go to Chinatown for lunch
Me: Sure

And for your VM: Hello this is Deni and my vagina. I can’t take your call right now as I’m contemplating my ovaries. Please leave a message.
With the press reporting increased demand for ivory, I thought I’d take a moment to remember some elephants I’ve met in person. Including this one who was right pissed off.

With the press reporting increased demand for ivory, I thought I’d take a moment to remember some elephants I’ve met in person. Including this one who was right pissed off.