Day: August 17, 2006

Poster Children

Blue said she likes synthesis, so I thought I’d post about some uncomfortable similarities I’m seeing between her description of the “Jerry’s Kids” phenomenon and volunteer contributions to Africa as described in this New York Times article, which Hysterical Blackness…

What the “Boy Crisis” is Masking

Shakespeare’s Sister has a righteous post up about how the manufactured “boy crisis” in education and the drive for single-sex classes and teaching boys and girls differently is just a way to reinforce retrograde gender stereotypes while masking the real…

Unconstitutional

Breaking news: A federal judge in Detroit has ruled that the Bush Administration’s warrantless wiretapping program is unconstitutional. The judge’s ruling is here. A bit about the judge herself: Anna Diggs Taylor was the first black woman appointed as a…

The Gendered Menu

In comments to this post at Feministing showing a menu with different prices listed for men and women, Sailorman mentioned this Diner’s Journal entry at the New York Times about the not-quite-complete disappearance of menus without prices: Do expensive restaurants…