Day: November 17, 2005

Because Street Harassment Is Not Ok

It is a rare occurence that I make it through a full day without getting harassed on the street by strange men. I can’t remember the last 24-hour period in which it didn’t happen — the only exceptions I can…

“She Was Asking For It”

This post by Nick Kiddle over at Alas has caused quite a stir. You can see Nick’s follow-up here. To summarize, Nick went out one night for the express purpose of picking up men for sex. She met two men…

Catch That Fart and Paint it Green

Popping in with an update. The highlight of my week occurred this morning as we read aloud from our crappy novel. We were trading the responsibility of reading around the room, the students sitting in their desks or sprawled out…

Sex, etc.

Heidi Fleiss may be opening a brothel in Nevada — but this one is for women. She’s right that women are more sexually liberated than we were 30 years ago, and probably more likely to seek out sex for pleasure…

The Worst Place to be a Woman

Liberian women rise up and elect their first female president. The author of this piece hopes that, if Liberian women can do it, the women of Bukava will be next on the road to liberation. In Liberia, when their sons…

Sex Ed for the Stroller Set

When is it appropriate to start teaching kids about sex? At the same time you teach them about the rest of their bodies. This makes a lot of sense to me. As long as you’re giving young children the vocabulary…