Day: February 6, 2006

What’s In A Name?

A feminist NYU columnist asks this question in her recent op/ed on taking your husband’s name. I haven’t thought this issue through enough to properly comment on it, but I think it’s a good introduction to this article: What’s in…

The Dread Pirate Parton

Suddenly, she makes more sense now: I’m developing a new theory: that Dolly Parton is an enterprise run almost identically to that of the Dread Pirate Roberts. So when the Dolly Parton we know grows weary and decides to retire,…

Overkill

This is a story about old news. David Riehm, who was seventeen and a high-school student when all this started, wrote a story about a guy who wakes from a wet dream, proceeds to accidentally sodomize himself with his little…

Harper Lee and Courage

I found this beautiful post by flea through a post at tbogg. Flea reflects on the school integration of the 1960s and the quiet courage of common people in standing up for their beliefs, even as other, good people were…

Where Are the “Girl” Designers?

I’ve been wondering the same thing — why aren’t there more famous female fashion designers under the age of 18? I mean, given that so many boys are fashion designers these days, where’s the equality? Girl designers deserve attention, too!…

Translating Arabic Into Injustice

Take this scenario: NYU grad student works as a translator. He is hired by a local attorney, and translates numerous conversations between her and her client. While doing so, he does research for his graduate dissertation. She breaks a court…

UK Stands Up For Women’s Lives

Maybe I’ll move to London. The British government will today publicly defy the United States by giving money for safe abortion services in developing countries to organisations that have been cut off from American funding. Nearly 70,000 women and girls…