Day: July 12, 2006

Uhhhh….

A new study, apparently, has found that working long hours is worse for women than for men because women who work long hours tend to eat more unhealthy food and consume more caffeine than men who work long hours. Now,…

Fresh Meat

From The Gimp Parade, a link to an article about Outsider Art, which the article defines as follows: The term Outsider Art, or art brut as it is sometimes known, is used to describe works by artists with no formal…

Calling a bluff

Off of the post about paralyzing white guilt–which strikes people irrespective of their beliefs about racism, amazingly enough–I thought I’d link this essay from Hysterical Blackness about the race card and its worth: Since the O.J. trial, it seems as…

Fat Chance

Will we ever see an article about fat women and widening beauty standards that doesn’t feel the paternalistic need to mention all the health issues associated with obesity (because the fat girls might not know)? I’d rather just focus on…

Strident and Proud

Feministing‘s Jessica Valenti has an article up at Salon today about Katha Pollitt, one of my favorite feminists. And she makes some interesting points about feminist politics: I was thinking about how timid and deferential and also Beltway-oriented so much…

More than 1,000 Pakistani Women Freed

Women prisoners in Pakistan freed under an amendment to a controversial Islamic law began to be released over the weekend. President General Pervez Musharraf amended the law, which has been on the statute book since 1979, on Friday. The change…

Jailed for having abortions

Three Portuguese women are sentenced to prison time for procuring illegal abortions. The doctor who performed their abortions is also being sent to jail, along with his assistant. Portugal is one of the only European countries where abortion is generally…

“A Petri Dish of Capitalism”

That expensive blouse you’re wearing? It may have been sewn by a Filipina garment worker laboring in a factory owned by a Hong Kong mogul on a western Pacific island. The Northern Mariana Islands, a territory of the United States,…