Spinster Aunt Starts New Blog


Remember “spinster aunt and gentleman farmer” Twisty Faster?

Her blog I Blame the Patriarchy, a perpetual source of fantastic writing and radical feminism, has grown quieter and quieter these past several months, due, according to her sidebar, to “[t]he crushing demands of patriarchy blaming.” We can all relate.

That blog has now been suspended indefinitely in favor of a (mostly) politics-free blog about life on a ranch in central Texas. Dreadful Acres is its name, and recent topics of note include temperamental horses, temperamental cats, and temperamental farriers/aviators whose planes circle in the sky “like a vulture in a vast blue toilet.” Highly recommended for those who would prefer to experience nature via the Internet.

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →