Month: December 2006

Grannies Gone Wild

I’m hestitant to wade into the pornography wars, but this article should give all of us more than a little bit to cringe about. Yes, it’s about the latest “fetish” — women over the age of 40, doin’ it on…

Middle School Girls Gone Wild

It’s hard to write this without sounding like a prig. But it’s just as hard to erase the images that planted the idea for this essay, so here goes. The scene is a middle school auditorium, where girls in teams…

“Science” Confirms: I’m Female

And so is PZ Myers. This “gendered brain” quiz is making the rounds again (I’ve taken it before), and I score somewhere in the neighborhood of average for women who’ve taken the survey. Basically, though, it appears to be for…

Okay.

So several people whom I appreciate a great deal have written about this post–or, rather, the development of its comments thread. They’ve already dealt with the categorization of some comments as hate speech, and the ways in which they are…

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

From Sara Robinson at Orcinus: it may take a few years but the country is waking up to just how extreme the religious right is, and turning away in disgust. They’re no longer hiding their agenda — you might have…

I have a question

And it’s about 30 years too late, but what the hell. The damn movie’s on right now. So, in Star Wars, at the whole medal ceremony thingie at the end when Leia is giving out medals for the destruction of…