The Fifteen Most Popular “Alas” Posts of 2011

Because why not?

Consider this an open thread. I’d love to hear about people’s plans for the new year.

My thanks to everyone, blogger or commenter, who has participated in “Alas” in 2011. For all the flaws, frustrations, and occasional lost temper or passing troll, I think “Alas” has one of the better comment sections I’ve seen on any blog. (But then, the comments section here has been to a large degree shaped by my preferences, so it figures I’d think that, doesn’t it?)

I wish each and every one of us a happy 2012!

  1. No, You Aren’t Amber Cole’s Father
  2. An Open Letter to the Left
  3. Never Argue With an Idiot. They Drag You Down to Their Level.
  4. Cartoon: The Ten Stupidest Objections to the Occupy Wall Street Movement
  5. Do They Really Believe Abortion Is Murder?
  6. Psychology Today Publishes “Scientist” Who Claims Black Women Are Ugly
  7. We Are The 99 Percent
  8. Why Choice For Men is Wrong
  9. Cartoon: The Wage Gap and Women’s Choices
  10. A world without unions
  11. Fair is fair: Kindergarten and the American Dream
  12. More On The Boundaries Of Feminism: Can You Be Pro-Life And Feminist?
  13. Mandolin on Sex Neutrality and Call-Outs, with Lots of Decorative Swearing
  14. Political cartoon: Unemployment, Democrats vs Republicans
  15. Uterus? You Hardly Know Us!

Impressively, Maia’s recent post “On Change And Accountability” nearly made the list, and doubtless would have if it didn’t have the statistical poor fortune to be posted in late December.

Congrats to Jeff for being so well-read! And to the rest of us, too.

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8 Responses to The Fifteen Most Popular “Alas” Posts of 2011

  1. 1
    Eva says:

    Thank you! And a Happy New Year to you, too.

  2. 2
    Robert says:

    Some of those posts have no comments from me. How popular could they be?

    For the new year I plan to bond with my daughters and rebuild those relationships, go to Disneyworld, and write a book.

  3. 3
    Jake Squid says:

    I don’t recommend Disneyworld as a good location for writing.

  4. 4
    Simple Truth says:

    Happy New Year to everyone! I don’t have New Year’s Resolutions – it’s more of a theme that I try to stay mindful of during the year. This past year’s theme has been Judgment….how can I judge (condemn) less and what impact does an attitude of judgment have on my life? All in all, I think it was an enlightening year and I’ve been more mindful of not writing people off because they’re not up to some standard I think should be in place.
    I think this coming year’s theme will be Connections. I’d like to pay closer attention to my connections with people, including friends and strangers, and make sure my impact is enriching more than it is eroding.

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    chingona says:

    2011 … you were not as bad as 2009, and that’s about all I have to say about you. Well … not so fast … my son, my 6-year-old, is doing so many amazing things. In 2011, he started kindergarten, learned to ride his bike, learned to tie his shoes, learned to read … okay, 2011, I’m feeling some residual fondness for you … yet still feeling very ready for 2012. Onward!

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    gin-and-whiskey says:

    Happy New Year to everyone!

  7. 7
    Bess says:

    This year, I really hope to become intelligent enough to participate in discussions here. I read this often and am always impressed by the respect shown here, both in the posts and comments. This is a great environment for intellectual debate.

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    Simple Truth says:

    I couldn’t find a newer open thread, so here goes:

    Art and Superheroines: When Over-Sexualization Kills the Story [Sex]

    Interesting (and rather obvious, for most Alas readers, I think) contrast between cheesecake mainstream art and non-sexualized females in art. Just…don’t read the comments. Not unless you want to wade through a lot of privilege.