Day: June 26, 2006

Identity Politics

Jo-Ann Mort has a piece in TPM Cafe about identity politics in Brooklyn’s 11th Congressional District. Mort lives in the district, as do I. But she comes to an entirely different conclusion about the race than I do. A little…

Blog Hog

Where are all the woman bloggers? Right here. Weblogs—more usually referred to as ‘blogs’—are arguably the most significant indicator of online activity today, and a recent survey has found that men and women share the ‘blogosphere’ rather equitably. “While earlier…

Asking For It

Almost every time we discuss sexual assault on this blog, someone makes the argument that what a woman looks like or what she wears or where she goes is not an invitation to make unwanted sexual comments to her, touch…

Someone Should Teach Scalia To Read

Because Mr. Original Intent himself is apparently quite willing to twist the plain meaning of one man’s words to suit his own needs. I learned that Justice Antonin Scalia cited me to support a terrible decision, holding that the exclusionary…

The Educational “Boy Crisis”

May be vastly over-stated. A study to be released today looking at long-term trends in test scores and academic success argues that widespread reports of U.S. boys being in crisis are greatly overstated and that young males in school are…

A “Pleasurable” Sexual Assault

via Feministing, here’s something that is guaranteed to ruin your morning: A severely disabled woman is sexually assaulted at school by a peer aid, and her parents file a lawsuit against the school district. The district refuses to mediate the…