Believing in Ourselves: 2012 Day-to-Day Calendar, with quotes from women about women. Awesome! Maybe I can riff off a few over the next year and write positive deconstructions instead of ones railing against Stuff I Don't Like. And while I'm not always a quote person, I really liked the Jan 1st quote in the sample, and the Jan 2nd quote is by Michelle Obama. It's current and not entirely full of white people!
Alas, the link round-up writer was less positive:
Believing in Ourselves: 2012 Day-to-Day Calendar. A special quotation from a renowned woman on each page. For women who look to other women for inspiration and motivation and comfort. Not sure what to say about this – Are we now filtering quotes based on whether they were said by women or men?Will no one think of all the men out there who have wonderful quotes about how women should live and work and think and play? Why must we discriminate against those great quotes, and why should those male minds be denied the non-existent proceeds for a fair use quote included in a free daily calendar? Can't we all just get along?
I was going to let it go as sheer ignorance -- I mean, yes, why would women want a collection of quotes by women, or why would Christians want a collection of quotes by Christians, or for that matter why would all those professional people want a profession-a-day calendar written by people with experience in that profession? I mean, I could churn out good lawyer jokes, too, despite having pretty much zero experience with being one! Here's one, based on my extensive viewing of Law & Order: "The hardest part about being a lawyer is when the police uncover startling new evidence right before your summation and you have to manage to convict someone else in your summation instead!" Haha! -- but they just couldn't stop harping on it:
The Shopaholic’s Daily Calendar 2012. This is more like it. Plus here’s a quote that’s hopefully doesn’t get recruited by Gloria Steinem -I was initially confused -- Gloria Steinem is making calendars now? -- but then I remembered that some people like to use "Gloria Steinem" as short-hand for "feminists", despite you know there being several waves of feminism and feminism being a fairly complex ideological movement and possibly not best characterized in short-hand by a single person born in 1934, but you know what, whatever.
Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.
640 pages – That’s my kind of Daily Calendar.
So. Anyway. There's a calendar! It's free! You can use it on your computer! And it's got a few nice quotes in it! So you might like it! But remember to hide it when company comes over because you are a reverse sexist who hates men and worships Gloria Steinem. Or something.
(And if you just want a printable calendar, I like this place here. They do try to wring a yearly subscription from you, but the first one is free and clearing the cookie cache or switching browsers seems to do the trick if you want to test more than one format.)
Open thread below, as always.