Archives: April 2011

Who am I, and why American Whitney?

Hi people. I’ve had a bit of an uptick in readers lately, so I thought it might be time to talk a little about who I am and what this blog is about. I’m Whitney. I’m a 31 year old writer (unpublished, natch), married, and the mother of two boys, 3 and 5. Once upon

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Girl Power, Empowerment… and Sucker Punch

I’ve been meaning to write this post since I saw the movie last Saturday. First, I should say that I liked the movie. It wasn’t perfect, but honestly… I never bought that this was supposed to be a movie about female empowerment. That said, though, shame on Zac Snyder for thinking that this was female

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Live Shows are Hard.

Last night, Charlie Sheen was booed offstage during the first night of his “Torpedo of Truth Tour.” I’ve made a conscious effort not to talk about him here, but now seems like a good time as any – since there’s a moral to the tale. LiveNation thought they could capitalize on Charlie Sheen’s madness. They

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Who’s my Registrar? Not GoDaddy.

This week, graphic video surfaced of GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons hunting and killing an elephant in Zimbabwe, the second year that he’s gone on a hunt to do so. He claims that he does this to help the poor farmers in the area, where elephants trample crops. Not surprisingly, a lot of people are mad.

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What do people have against breastfeeding?

No, I won’t be putting together an April Fool’s post. There are plenty of sites like Think Geek and Google that do it much better. (While Google’s official prank isn’t as great as some years in the past, just type Helvetica into Google and see what happens) Instead, I wanted to write about something I

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