Day: June 27, 2006

Reading Lolita in Public

Lolita seems to have gone missing (second library book in as many months, which isn’t good). She’d just come home from the hospital. I’ve since finished Breakfast on Pluto and am reading The End of the Affair. In comments to,…

Well, yes. And?

Daran over at Creative Destruction argues: The other category is one of alledged positive benefits, such as enhanced educational and career opportunities. The argument usually goes that systemic racism/sexism tends to exclude women and POCs, whether directly (an equally capable…

World Cup Madness!

I love it, although I found yesterday’s Italy/Australia game really disappointing. Winning on a penalty kick? Eh. I’m running out of work right now to catch the Brazil/Ghana match, which promises to be good. I’ve got my fingers crossed for…

Blame the New York Times

I haven’t been spending too much time in Wingnutteria lately, but it seems the right-wing bloggers are in quite a tizzy over the fact that several national newspapers published some information that the wingers believe is damaging to national security.…

Subway Groping

Is nothing new, but I’m glad to see the New York Times writing about it, and the NYPD taking it more seriously. The article is especially interesting in its detailing of the defense mechanisms that female subway riders use: Most…

Asking For It, Part 2

Call it ego, machismo or downright delusional behaviour, but men are more likely than women to “oversexualize” conversations and incorrectly assume sexual interest, a new study says. Researchers from the University of Connecticut and Elon University found that after a…

I Just Love Your… Brain

Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo illustrates why celibacy is not a cure for the belief that women are objects to be obtained and owned. Download the Word document and read the whole thing. It’s interesting, because I know a lot of guys…

A Tough Guy Speaks

This touching op/ed in the LA Times sheds a little light on why the tough guy culture is bad for men. The author writes about how his male friends are dying off one by one as they all reach old…