Month: August 2006

We Are All Buck-Naked

It’s a slow blogging couple of days for me, because I’m run down, but I wanted to expand on a comment I left over at pandagon in reference to PETA. Julian Elson said this: I’ve heard about PETA’s sexism before,…

I so love my job

For the past several weeks, and also the next several weeks, I am looking through a document production to figure out just what the hell went wrong between our client and the company they supplied material to. Most of this…

That Pig Picture Was No Fluke

We’ve seen the kind of woman that Hollywood and Details magazine deems “fat” and worthy of being represented by the image of a pig’s ass wearing heels — such noted porkers as Kristin Davis, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Rachel Weisz and a…

Where are all the female law clerks?

The number of female clerks to Supreme Court justices has dropped into the single digits for the first time since 1994. I’m sure that this is just a random mutation. And I’m sure that it’s equally as random a mutation…

Women, Islam and Syria

An interesting article in the New York Times today about women leading the return to religious conservatism in fairly secular Syria. In other corners of Damascus, women who identify one another by the distinctive way they tie their head scarves…

Good News in Contraceptives

That pill price hike? Rolled back. Though by how much, they’re not saying. Teenage Vermonsters will be able to get Plan B over the counter thanks to a state law. The law originally provided for over-the-counter sales for all women…

New Orleans, Through Artists’ Eyes

The Times has a wonderful Op-Art feature (scroll down to “Op-Art: A Flood of Images”) commemorating the anniversary of Katrina. The Times asked artists who either lived in New Orleans or spent considerable time there to draw and write about…

As We Suspected

Several people, during the whole Forbes career woman debacle last week, expressed the suspicion that the whole thing was done to drive traffic to the site. Not a very well-thought-out plan, surely, considering that some 35% of Forbes subscribers are…