Hi, everyone! I’m really pleased to be back again for the great summer of guestblogging. For those of you who are not familiar with me, I’ve been in and around Feministe for the past 7 years (*mindboggles*), as a regular commenter and occasional guest-poster. Yes, I know all about Lauren blogging about hijab, Zuzu and the pilot hate, and all of those kinds of things.
You’ve probably also seen my name appearing in various threads with a nice little “Moderator” icon by my name. Lately, I’ve been lurking behind the scenes, clearing out the spam filter, marking nominees for the Next Top Troll competition, and keep tabs on comments. In that capacity, I’ve only been accused of being a Nazi once, however, I apparently abuse the First Amendment with abandon. Censorship ahoy! (Or so the trolls claim.)
My little bio goes something like this: I am a white, cis, TAB woman living in the Pacific Time Zone with my husband, T, our two-year-old daughter, and our terrier. I’m an attorney and I’m an active duty JAG for the US Army, something I’ve been doing for the past few years. At the moment, I work as a prosecutor and advise a command which is comprised of approximately 3,000 people. This is incredibly demanding right now, so while I am hoping to be diligent in my posting, my trial schedule may get in the way. I’ve also got my first series of cases with major press attention, so that’s been interesting.
I really enjoy cooking, reading, swimming, and flouncing, especially the sort that is accompanied by an extra huffy “I shan’t be back!” I can’t remember when I last had any spare time, but it probably involved something that would panic Jill, like singing Aerosmith very loudly and hating on cats. I’m really looking forward to spending the next two weeks here, and you’re always welcome to point me to things you think I should be reading or posting about.
(For a variety of reasons, I cannot comment on things like the Kill Team murders, Bradley Manning, or any other big military issues. Any opinions I express here are strictly my own and should not in any way be attributed to the Army or DOD. Also, I have zero patience whatsoever for comments which attempt to suggest that I, personally, am a war criminal or actively participating in death and destruction. I understand some people are not too fond of the military and I’m accepting of such criticisms, but I have neither the time nor inclination to deal with ad hominem attacks and will delete them quickly.)