The Lady Garden

Tea and Strumpets


It’s been quite the week here at TLG, hasn’t it? We’ve had abortion, man-loving, More of Emma’s brilliance on porn, women’s health, a guest review, and fashion, and New Zealand’s damn media.

I’ll admit, I have struggled with some of the comments here, and elsewhere where people have taken up the victim-blaming mantle. (If you’re sick of it, here‘s a piece of joy from Jill. – H/T Deborah.) Add in a couple of nasty emails, including one calling me a slut – as though every word I have written here hasn’t indicated that while I hate the word, if I am one, I am proud of it – and it’s been quite the week. Still, you’re not a real blogger until you get hate mail, right?

So, I’d like to buy you all a drink. Come out back of the garden, where we play, and have a mojito, nestled in some greenery.

And of course, there will be no warnings about your drinking/attire/general dirty sluttitude. Enjoy your virtual bad behaviour.

7 responses to “Cocktails.

  1. Deborah June 2, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Nice glass of chardonnay for me, I think.

  2. Julie June 2, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    I’ll have a nice refreshing mocktail thanks 🙂 Sorry to hear it’s been a rough week, that sucks.

  3. tracy June 2, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    In my part of the world Thursday is the last day of the working week, *and* this is the last day I’ll be working behind someone else’s desk for at least six months, so I’ll buy the second round if you like. *chink-chink*

  4. Andie June 3, 2011 at 5:08 am

    Cheers~! I may have to come around more often.

  5. Scar June 4, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Just a cheerful reminder that many trans men still have breasts and that mammograms aren’t solely a ‘women’s health’ issue.

    • Deborah June 19, 2011 at 9:09 am

      Missed this comment when you made it, Scar – sorry. Yes, men can get breast cancer too, ‘though not at the same rate as women do. It’s one of the problems of making the various campaigns about breast cancer highly gendered: men, and women, aren’t aware that men can be vulnerable to it too.

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