Day: June 19, 2006

But what about the milk?

Screw the polio vaccine! Philippe Meert has just solved the worst humanitarian crisis in history: IN theory at least, pouring a bowl of cereal is one of the simplest tasks imaginable. But early-morning grogginess can wreak havoc on a person’s…

Define “Hardship.”

From Alternet, an article about athletes and pregnancy: Darnellia gave birth to her daughter Trekayla in December 2002. When she tried to return to the team as a senior, she had too few academic credits to play because of missed…

Quid Pro Quo

Because you can’t get enough of the oral sex discussion. Actually, this isn’t really about the blowjob wars. But an idea has bubbled to the surface during the discussion of blowjobs and oral sex in general, that of quid pro…

“Hippy Dippy Me”

Kate Bornstein was described in the program for Fresh Meat as an elder. (She said, “If I’m an elder, that means I get to say things like, ‘I’m very proud of my children.’”) The piece she read was called XX:…

The Swimming Gap

I grew up in affluent suburbs where backyard swimming pools were common. My parents swam, and made sure my siblings and I could swim; we were dropped off several times a week for lessons at Mrs. Heath’s pool, practicing our…

Brickbats and Brick Walls

So my post about nubian’s post occasioned a lot of comments to the effect of, “But she was taking responsibility for her ignorance! She was asking nubian for help!” Otto Kerner in that thread: “There is a point at which…

Feminist Politics of Blowjobs

I tried to stay out of the blow-job blow-up, I really did. But, at the risk of continuing the shitstorm, I’ll throw in my two cents. Part of why I’ve stayed out of the argument is because it involves several…

Faaaabulous.

Louisiana governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco — a woman and a Democrat — signs into law a South Dakota-style abortion ban. NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Louisiana Democratic Gov. Kathleen Blanco signed into law a ban on most abortions, which would be…

Newsflash: Women React to Erotic Images

Shocking, just shocking: Women are turned on by erotic images just as much as men, a study claimed yesterday. US researchers found more brainwave activity when women were shown pictures of writhing couples than when they saw any other photograph.…

The Weaker Sex

I have to admit, this article made me shake my head, if only because it’s a nice reversal of centuries of “medical fact” which proved that women are weak and naturally inferior to men. The difference, of course, is that…