I finally set up an account at Bloglines, so that I can read all the blogs and news articles my little heart desires in one shot (if you’re not on my blogroll and you should be, leave your URL in the comments). Which means that these massive round-ups will be more common. There’s just too much good stuff out there, and not enough time to write full posts on it all. Check these out:
1. No Room in the Big Tent: What will make pro-choice Republicans abandon their party?
2. Ana Marie Cox (aka Wonkette) on the myth of girls gone wild.
3. The myth of the opt-out mom. More women are working outside the home. And yeah, it’s hard to balance work and family. That does not a revolution make.
4. More than 80% of college women diet, no matter what their weight.
5. Amp takes on the innocent until proven guilty standard. A must-read.
6. Students in Durham speak about about race and violence:
So I don’t understand how they can say that we self-segregate when we go to this institution. You go to your predominantly white class, you live in your predominantly white dorm, and if you have any activities besides BSA [Black Student Alliance] and UP, United in Praise, the gospel choir, then it’s an integrated activity and you are the minority. So how are we self-segregating when we choose to have dinner with people who aren’t going to say racism is funny? Or if we choose to party with someone who’s not going to proposition us and offer us money because we’re black girls? That’s not self-segregation, that’s just taking care of yourself.
9. Tired of male domination, five Saudi women change their sex. Can’t say I blame ‘em.
11. God or the Girl: Would-be priests are tempted away from Godliness by sexy Eves. Now there’s a new idea. (Really, I’m far too cranky to even get started on this one right now).
12. What’s the GOP’s favorite game? Operation Yellow Elephant Bingo!
13. The Liberal Avenger: We’re holding them because they’re terrorists. Or something. Or… not at all.
15. Being blonde (especially the right kind of blonde) confers a lot of status on New York women. So, New York women spend ridiculous amounts of money going blonde. The New York Times ignores what this means for beauty standards, WASP-fetishism, class, and race.
18. Media Girl gives us her awesome repro rights week in review.
19. Obscuring the male gaze: Official Shrub on female sexuality, how we look at women, and what this all means.
20. Pam gives us a state-by-state run-down of same-sex marriage.
21. Justifying genocide. This is unbelievable, even for Glenn Reynolds.
22. IWF and Dawn Eden say, “Women don’t like casual sex!” They leave out the fact that this “study” included a whopping 46 women — not exactly statistically sound. The study, also, only asked about one-night stands — I suspect that Dawn’s definition of “casual sex” is much broader than that. And considering that the vast majority of women have sex before marriage, and many of them are what virgin fetishists would describe as “promiscuous,” I hardly think that this study is at all a meaningful evaluation of women’s sexual choices and actual beliefs. But the comments at Dawn’s are still worth reading, just for a good jolly laugh:
The myth that it’s ok for men to sleep around is perpetuated by people who want women to sleep around. Men do not naturally think it is good to sleep around, but they are tricked into thinking other men think it is ok to sleep around. Women also do not naturally think it is good to sleep around. And other women are trying to trick them into thinking it’s ok because they think it’s the only way they’ll “achieve” equality with men.
What they don’t realize is that the genius of woman is that she is already man’s complement, and she equal in dignity.
What’s most surprising to this researcher is that she’s assumed that because she was easily fooled, all other women must be as able to lie to themselves as she is. But that isn’t sexual freedom. That’s just an advanced ability to fool ourselves. Is that what equality with men means? An advanced ability to fool ourselves?
Yes, it’s all a big trick!
We don’t need more sexual “freedom”! It actually seems here that we have much more than enough, and we would prefer to have LESS.
Please, take away our freedoms. We don’t want them.
Despite all the brainwashing that goes on men and women are different. That much is obvious especially when you realize that shows like Sex and the City are written by a ‘gay’ man with the homosexual attitude toward sex. Because normal women do not act that way. Which I thank God for since I have been married to a wonderful normal woman for the past quarter century who I definitely would not of married or raised children with had she been into one night stands.
What a lucky lady to be married to this winner. And, btw, Sex & the City was written by Candace Bushnell — a woman, not a gay man.
- Regressives by piny September 15, 2007