Day: May 19, 2005

Won’t the helmet muss her hair?

For the first time, a female racecar driver has a chance at winning the Indianapolis 500. I’m not sure what to make of the article. Naturally, it focuses on the fact that she’s the first woman to ever be in…

On Engagement Rings

JC wrote me an email asking: …inspired by the name change post, I’d really like to see how your readers feel about engagement rings. I’ve always found them to be quite repulsive. Feministing has covered the engagement ring angle at…

Who’s your daddy?

Do children conceived via sperm donation have a right to know who their father is? Slate editor David Plotz takes on the potential ban on gay sperm donors, saying that donor anonymity is a more important issue. He’s right that…

Know your enemy

I read anti-choice blogs, websites and op/eds often. Why? Not just to get mad, but because I think you have to really understand what you’re up against before you can properly counter it. One thing I always find interesting about…

Cross-class marriage

The New York Times is doing an excellent series on class issues this month, and the feature today is about what happens when people marry across class lines. The whole article is interesting, but one part in particular stuck out:…

Link Dump for Thursday

Feminism Green Gabbro: Defining Feminism, Once More With Feeling AlphaBitch: Music Geekdom, Not Just For Boys Bitch Ph. D.: Teen Pregnancy Kim Wells: Man-Hater (Don’t Be A) Noli Irritare Leones: De-Flowering Politics Talk Left: Newsweek — Investigation Is Needed, Not…