Daily Archives: August 17, 2006

Friday Random Ten – The “It’s Been Nice To Get Email Again” Edition

1. Platinum Pied Pipers – I Got You 2. Sufjan Stevens – Adlai Stevenson (from a Kill Rock Stars comp, beats the album version hands down) 3. Johnny Cash – The Man Comes Around 4. PJ Harvey – Highway ’61 … Continue reading

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The Girl, The Body, and the Pill

Trailer from the 1967 exploitation flick of the same name. link via fellow Hoosier Mark

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The Best Way to Punish Sexual Offenders

Have them write apologetic letters to their victims. That’ll teach ’em! via

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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So, How’s That Abstinence-Only Thing Working Out For Ya?

Not too good, in the case of a high school in Canton, Ohio, where 13% of the female students fell pregnant: There were 490 female students at Timken High School in 2005, and 65 were pregnant, WEWS-TV in Cleveland reported. … Continue reading

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O, Happy Day!

Coffee may reduce your risk of certain diseases. It is truly the Nectar of Life!

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