Day: June 22, 2006

Loving Large

Josh Max has a piece today in Salon about his attraction to larger women (and his 10-year marriage to one) that looks at some of the social forces shaping attraction and the peer pressure that tells men that there’s something…

Lies, All Lies

Mighty Ponygirl suggested Alias Grace after dirtygirlfromill from Midwestern Transport started a sidebar about Lolita. I nominate The Good Soldier, by Ford Madox Ford, and Time’s Arrow (although it might not count, since the narrator is not exactly disingenuous). Who’s…

“You Still Want the Cookie.”

A group of middle-school girls in the South Bronx, tired of the lack of a comprehensive sex-ed curriculum (or, apparently, *any* sex-ed curriculum, since parental pressure has meant the school isn’t even implementing the state-required program), are taking matters into…

I’d Rather Be Lucky than Smart

So I’ve been thinking about the MySpace debacle (which it’s likely gonna be), and the argument that all you can really do is teach your children to avoid pedophiles et al., and about Lolita (light of my life, fire of…

What Women Want

Retch. I’ll go ahead and solve the mystery for everyone: Women want to be treated like individuals. Which, whaddaya know, is generally what men want, too. We all want different things. We all have different needs. We want those addressed,…

Orange Goblin in Trouble

But I think I’m with Ezra on this one: I have my problems with Kos, but this sort of gotcha journalism is silly. I don’t like Kos one bit* (and I dislike The New Republic even more). And I’ll be…

What Else I’m Reading Today

All must-reads, and all worthy of their own posts. Check ’em out: UCLA’s Do-Nothing Admissions Solution: Out of an incoming class of 4,700 students, only 96 are black. Does UCLA care? Does anyone? What are they going to do about…

Can I Have Mike Adams’ Job?

When a college professor is recommending these books for summer reading, you know you’ve got a problem (for the record, I’d be saying the same thing if he was recommending Stupid White Men and the DaVinci Code). For those attending…

17th Carnival of the Feminists

Check it out at Bitch Lab. It’s awesome. The next one will be held at Ink and Incapability, and while it’s pretty wide open, her themes are as follows: 1) I’m interested in women and religion, particularly women within new…

Condoms Block HPV

Well there goes that anti-condom talking point. The consistent use of condoms protects against human papillomavirus, a cause of warts and cervical and other female cancers, researchers are reporting today. In the study, which independent experts said was the most…