Day: June 2, 2006

Disrespectful to Food

This article, about a prodigy at eating, offended a few people who wrote in to the Datebook section to complain: Our rates of childhood obesity have tripled since 1980. Regular reminders from the California Department of Education inform us that…

Better Late than Never

(So during the long blog slowdown that attended the Cold that Wouldn’t Leave, finals week, and my trip to New York, I received several links from alert readers and saw some nifty stuff online that I wanted to comment on.…

‘Splain This To Me

So, here we have an op-ed by a member of Opus Dei, who is a professor of English at the University of Houston, taking the view that The DaVinci Code is actually good for Opus Dei because it gets people…

Blaming the Victims

Oh, it’s just gotten even more special. The White House is now blaming New York and Washington, D.C. for the huge cuts in the Homeland Security budget allocation for those cities. No matter that both cities remain the only American…

Why I Hate the Washington Post

You may have noticed that I rarely link to the Washington Post, and that most of my newspaper-reading centers around the New York Times and the LA Times. Why? Because of articles like this. I’m vomiting in my mouth a…

Manly Men

Apparently in patriarchy-speak, “Man” = “Total Asshole.” George Ouzounian, aka “Maddox,” creator of “The Best Page in the Universe” and author of the forthcoming “Alphabet of Manliness,” is making more hay on testosterone than a bull breeder. His Web site,…

Bad Advice

Why is it so difficult to accept that some people just don’t want to have kids (second letter)? I think I want kids. I’m not sure. The idea of adopting appeals much more to me than giving birth does, mostly…

100 Hottest Women

Feministing‘s Jessica Valenti pens an article for The Guardian about those silly 100 Sexiest Women lists found in magazines like Maxim, and promotes the feminist version. Check it out.