Day: August 25, 2006

Irony is Dead. Long Live Irony!

The acts of life have neither beginning nor end. Everything happens in a very idiotic fashion. That’s why everything is the same. Tristan Tzara Amanda over at pandagon has a very interesting post up about sarcasm and parody. I think…

Wide Open Spaces

I intended this post as a giggly nod to the excellent Onion op-ed, “Sometimes I Feel Like I’m the Only One Trying to Gentrify This Neighborhood,” which has been linked by Jack at Angry Brown Butch and az over at…

“Blind Lawyer” jailed in China

Chen Guangcheng, a Chinese activist who has been fighting the good fight over there for a good long time, has been sentenced to more than four years in prison. Chen’s supporters say he has become a target of retaliation by…

Holocaust Cartoon Contest

This is just disgusting. TEHRAN, Aug. 24 — The title of the show is “Holocaust International Cartoon Contest,” or “Holocust,” as the show’s organizers spell the word in promotional material. But the content has little to do with the events…

Colombia’s First Legal Abortion

And Colombia’s “legalization” of the procedure is a nice reminder of why we need to keep fighting for reproductive rights everywhere. Colombia’s first legal abortion has taken place after the deeply-Catholic nation legalised the procedure in May. Abortion is only…

Now, That’s Just Going Too Far!

Feministing has some reaction from conservatives about the FDA’s approval of Plan B on an age-restricted basis. The reaction from the usual suspects is about what you’d expect, but do check out the harrumphing.

Rape at The Citadel

Almost 20 percent of the female cadets at The Citadel, the state-funded South Carolina military academy that was forced to open its doors to women 10 years ago, report having been sexually assaulted since enrolling. The state-funded Citadel military college…