Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I want to start a feminist website...

(I took this pic from the site, don't sue me)

Here's one reason why...

I love the show Weeds. http://www.sho.com/site/weeds/home.do Not only is is funny, eyebrow raising, and interesting, it's well written, well filmed, and written by a woman. I've tolorated and accepted the minimal nudity for these reasons. There's so much crap television/film with nudity it's a heated topic for me, because our culture is becoming nothing but cheap mainstream pornography. Weeds is intelligent so I can respect it.

I have mixed feelings about the video I'm posting.

Mary-Louise Parker (star of Weeds) has reported that she regrets the nude scenes she's filmed for the show. Not only does she regret it, she had to fight with the director about it.

I've been contimplating starting a feminist website, and this confirms it for me.

When a woman doesn't want to share her body with an international audience, she shouldn't have to fight, beg, LOOSE the battle about HER body. I'm happy Mary-Louise is SO awesome for fighting it, and speaking out about it.


I'm pissed.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Pickin' Blackberries and makin' cobbler

When I was a kid my mom would take us blackberry pickin' around town...we'd find 'the good spots' along fences, by road sides, or at the park. We'd pick until our hands were tinted pink of juice and our bowls were full of fruit. So this weekend my mom and I decided to go pickin' in her secret berry spot she found in my home town. There were a ton of berries, and more to come in the following weeks. We made an awesome cobbler we used to make sometimes, so I've attached some photos and the recipe. enjoy!

Funny Fruit Cobbler:

1 C. Sugar
1 C. flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 C. milk
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons butter
4 C fruit
(choice seasoning: lemon, nutmeg, or cinnamon- if you like)
preheat oven to 375degrees.
Mix all ingredients, except butter and fruit. Blend well.
Use butter to grease a 2-quart pyrex dish, and pour in batter.
Add fruit, press into batter.
(Season if desired)
Bake at 375degrees for 45 mins!