Day: September 7, 2006

They Hate Us For Our Freedom

Conservatives, that is. Check out this little gem from the Doubleday Web page for Dinesh D’Souza’s new book, The Enemy at Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility For 9/11: He argues that it is not our exercise of freedom…

Nitty Gritty

BFP wrote this post about a conversation between herself and Jay Sennett, in which she drew some connections between being a poor woman of color on welfare, and being a transperson: So the two of us started comparing notes and…

Good News from New York State

Just a quick half-entry on this article in the NYT (thanks to pmoney in comments): After learning that a male science teacher planned to return this year as a woman, school district officials spent nearly nine months worrying and wondering…

Hot For Jesus

If you’re gonna go for religious indoctrination, might as well get ’em young. I wish I could tell you that this is a joke. One section is Habu’s Corner, in which an elephant dressed in a sari is surrounded by…

Good Riddance

Sixty-eight members of the Pakistani parliament are threatening to vacate their seats if their country changes its regressive rape laws. And “regressive” is a generous description. The current law requires that a woman charging rape must produce four witnesses to…

Oral Fixation

An economist tries to explain the rise in oral sex among teenagers. Thankfully he doesn’t get all Caitlin Flanagan on us, but his hypotheses aren’t exactly ground-breaking: Schoolchildren are now bombarded with information about the risks of sex, particularly HIV/AIDS.…

Defending Marriage

And by “marriage,” we actually mean “the right to beat the shit out of your partner.” When a raft of state defense of marriage amendments (DOMAs) passed in 2004, observers (including yours truly) warned that such amendments would not just…

Where are the girl bloggers?

Right here. The incredible activists at New Moon have started a blog — check it out. These girls are very cool, and I have so much respect for them. Head over there and show some support.

“The Equal Rights Amendment on Steroids”

Sounds good to me — but then, I’m a radical socialist feminist* trying to push my radical agenda of universal human rights on innocent bigots everywhere. CEDAW is “the Equal Rights Amendment on steroids,” said Mrs. Wright, president of Concerned…