Welcome to our blog peeps!

Welcome to our blog!!!

You might be asking yourself: how did this come about? Well, after about the 3000th email back and forth conveying our shared irritation, glee, or all out anger at sexist newspaper articles or bogus “scientific” studies claiming women aren’t funny or smart or [insert adjective], we decided to give our email accounts a rest and create a space for dumping not only these links, but also anything else feminist-ey that garners our attention.

From there our idea snowballed!  How about we have a page where we can review recent movies and music? Sure! (perhaps we can discuss the shockingly ginormous wage gap between male and female actors in Hollywood, or why there are so few action movie stars who are women) [REVIEWS]   Can we have a page to VENT when we overhear, or, worse, have to personally endure someone’s sexist diatribe?  Done!  [OVERHEARD]  Ooooh, what if we provide links to our favorite blogs & other equally useful stuff?  Why not?! [FYI] 

But what we’re MOST excited for is our book club!  I think it’s because we miss the thrill of intellectual sparring that we have decided to establish this cyber book club– to wage war on our collective brain drain.  There’s something to be said for a college environment and the lectures, the papers, the coming-home-from-class-seething-because-of-something-{insert name here}-said, that it promotes. 

Ideally, each month, a book will be agreed upon and a buckingthewave-er will volunteer and lead off the discussions that will inevitably follow. (Let’s *try* to keep it civil?)  At this point, all discussion of the book will take place on the blog only.  The discussion leader will post her/his reaction to the book and a jumping off point for discussions (this can be as long or as short as you deem necessary).  All of our readers are encouraged to make educated contributions; if you think something else should be addressed– start a thread!  We only ask that you wait until the discussion leader posts theirs first!

Interested in joining the book club’s alias?  email buckingthewave@gmail.com to join the fun (you will only receive email alerts that include new book announcements and discussion leader posts; we will not sell your information to any third parties).

Like what you see? 

If you do, read the book!  Join the discussion!  Pick a user name and introduce yourself to the community! 

Although we primarily founded this blog as a cyber book club, don’t shy away simply because you aren’t interested in that aspect.  We hope to expand upon that vision and grow to the point where we become a truly interactive site that you can check up on and add to daily… so, please join us, and involve yourself as much as you like– we’d look forward to hearing from you!

peace love & freedom poodles,
Emily & Kate

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3 responses to “Welcome to our blog peeps!

  1. You guys should set up an RSS feed. I’m pretty sure wordpress makes that easy, and it’s way easier to keep up with a blog through RSS. Otherwise my fingers get so tired from all the typing of urls and what-have-you.

  2. done and done, darlin.

  3. How fucking refreshing to get some discussion going on.
    Missing the intellectual stimulation,
    Whitney

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