Month: October 2006

Scoring by any other name

Pushing marriage as a way to encourage stability isn’t just for President Bush anymore. Apparently, it’s also for soccer coaches. “Bulgarian soccer club Litex Lovech wants its talented striker, Ivelin Popov, to curb his wild off-field living.” So what’s their…

Spunky Girl Revolutionary

Maia writes about Susan Brownmiller and the Case of the Trivialized Movement: The last one refers to Shulamith Firestone. This is only the beginning other women are described in just the same way: bubbly, titian hair, frizzy hair, big soulful…

Score one for the rapists

Well this is good news for sexual assaulters everywhere: A Maryland appellate court has ruled that consent cannot be withdrawn once sex has started. This is an incredibly frightening ruling. It essentially means that once penetration occurs, you have no…

Why fix the problem when we can push for a feel-good policy that won’t work?

Apparently, there’s still a horrible crisis in education.  And the answer according to some pundits is to go back to single sex schools.

Advocates of single-sex education for girls believe that, in general, many girls thrive when educated apart from boys. Research concerning the academic achievement of girls suggests that in coeducational classrooms they often defer to boys, are called on less frequently than boys, receive significantly less teacher attention than boys, and are less likely than boys to study mathematics and science. Evidence suggests that attending single-sex schools improves many girls’ academic performance and attitude toward less traditional school subjects for girls while encouraging them to assume non-traditional career paths.

Like A Natural Woman, Part Due

First, I’d like to thank the many commentators on the previous post. There’s so much to comment on and clarify, that I figured it was time for another post on the subject. There’s some patterns I see being recreated through…

Help!

I need an easy, creative Halloween costume. I also have a friend who may be interested in some sort of duo costume. Any ideas?

Baby Blogging

When she chews on a teething ring she makes a noise like “gneng-gneng-gneng.” It’s hilarious. Hey, I have a question for the hivemind. What do you do for a baby that hates baths? Like, with the heat of a thousand…