Day: May 16, 2005

Dada Calls Bullshit

Bullshit it is. What’s really amazing about this is the speed at which ‘Newsweek Lied, People Died’ became a mantra for the Right; within 24 hours, every winger with a blog was parroting this shit ad infinitum and ad nauseam.…

Ooh, Ooh, Eee: Orgasm Science

An article by the Boston Globe covers the scientific recognition of and the evolutionary arguments surrounding the female orgasm. A new book by Elisabeth A. Lloyd, The Case of the Female Orgasm: Bias in the Science of Evolution, “summarizes dozens…

Burgers, babies and Paris Hilton

First, Carl’s Jr turns out an ad featuring an animated baby in utero (and I say “baby” because this thing looks more like a three-month-old than a fetus or even a newborn) mouthing off to mama because she’s eating a…

Reforming the Cal youth penal system

Gov. Schwarzenegger has his share of flaws, but his administration’s plan to reform the juvenile prison system sounds like a step in the right direction. It would focus on vocational training, education and counselling instead of punitive measures — and…

For sex ed that works

Look to Dr. Carrera. Director of the National Adolescent Sexuality Training Center at the Children’s Aid Society, Carrera has been working with low-income young people, offering them comprehensive sexual health education starting at age 11 and going through high school…

Monday Must-Read

Lynn writes on her meeting with a “Lost Boy” from Sudan: It was only after he was living in the US that Dane learned that most of his family did escape, and are now refugees in Uganda and Kenya. His…