Day: September 13, 2006

Ask Me Anything.

via Amanda, I find that Molly is offering to answer your good-faith questions about feminism. Since she’s encouraging other bloggers to do the same — and since feminist bloggers have widely varying perspectives — I’ll open up the floor here,…

Planned Parenthood = Terrorist Organization

Planned Parenthood was doing the same accursed thing on 9/11 that the terrorists were doing: Killing innocent people. And just like the terrorists, they’re proud of themselves and consider each death to be something to celebrate. But the terrorists are…

The opposite of forgetting.

Yes, some of these tributes are repulsive. “It was this drought, this tearlessness that brought those who could afford it to Schmuh’s Onion Cellar, where the host handed them a little chopping board–pig or fish–a paring knife for eighty pfennigs,…

Rape in Pakistan

I wrote a big fat post on this last night, and then it got deleted. But Molly emailed me today with this article, and it’s an important issue that’s definitely worth mentioning, so here we go. The issue is a…

Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For a Sunbeam*

Hip fundies with cool tattoos are spreading the gospel in my lovely, liberal hometown of Seattle. But this isn’t the earth-loving, soup-kitchen-running, “consider your personal relationship with Jesus” hippie-church that a lot of Seattlites are used to. No, this is…

Scott Writes a Post So I Don’t Have To

Lucky for me, as I’m swamped with work today. Self-appointed upholder of academic standards Harvey Mansfield, in a column arguing that universities should become depoliticized by adopting a whole bundle of reactionary bromides familiar to anyone who’s seen The O’Reilly…

Lysistrata Comes to Colombia

My sister* sends on this article about the wives and girlfriends of Colombian gangsters withholding sex until their partners give up violence. Studies found that local gang members were drawn to criminality by the desire for status, power, and sexual…

Espresso Comes to New York

Let it be said that I am a coffee addict. I grew up in Seattle. I’ve lived in Italy twice.* I am a coffee whore to the max, and I have a hard time getting through a day without it.…