Monthly Archives: January 2007

The Singular Woman

Well this is quite the review of Dawn Eden’s book. It sums up a lot of what Dawn writes, so that people like me don’t have to suffer through actually reading a self-help mantra for 30-somethings who are willing to … Continue reading

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Cyborg Beauty

From the New York Times Style section: Shifts of taste and style are trivialities, of course, without any serious meaning. But they do perform one important function, as Proust pointed out: they notch our hours and moments and decades and … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty, Gender | 42 Comments

Calling All Computer Nerds

Or anyone who knows anything about computers, really. I’m probably going to be buying a new computer sometime in the next month. It needs to be a laptop, and it cannot be a Mac (nothing personal, it’s just that Macs … Continue reading

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What Ilyka Said

Seriously. Lord knows I don’t care for Firedoglake, but making fun of Jane Hamsher’s breast cancer is just beyond the pale.

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The Rape of Mr. Smith

via Tyra (whose blog I, the bad blog-reader, just discovered — but it’s fantastic, go check it out) in the comments of the Feminist Rape Apologists post: The law discriminates against rape victims in a manner which would not be … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, Sexual Assault | Tagged , | 49 Comments

The fear of fat is fucking up my commute

Well, this is interesting. Seems like at least once a week during my morning commute, the MTA stops or delays a train due to a sick passenger. And they never do tell you what the deal is, or how long, … Continue reading

Posted in Body image, Fat, Health | Tagged | 27 Comments

The pitfalls of one-size-fits-all measures

According to the National Institutes of Health, the man on the left in this photo is obese. I wouldn’t doubt the one on the right is, too. I don’t really have time to write an in-depth post on this today, … Continue reading

Posted in Body image, Fat, Health | 47 Comments

“You Do Not Own This Country.”

Keith Olbermann on what Bush’s talk of “sacrifice” really means. Crooks & Liars has the transcript.

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Say It Ain’t So

A reverse mullet??? I agree with the article, though — have the courage of your convictions, hipsters, and wear Joan Collins shoulderpads if you’re going to bother. Sheesh. Via Rox.

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Maybe it’s not Giuliani time, after all

Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy: someone got hold of a campaign dossier for Rudy Giuliani outlining his strengths and weaknesses as a Presidential candidate. Whoops. The Giuliani camp smells a rat: Advisers to former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani … Continue reading

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“Feminist” Rape Apologists

If I were to write a personal ad for Liz Funk, it would go something like this: SWF seeks tall, manly-man writer or psudeo-intellectual singer-songwriter who appeals to the ‘tween set. Interests include long walks on the beach, John Mayer, … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Hope your 2007 is starting off better than mine — I went to do a quick load of laundry tonight, and the washing machine ate it. I can’t get it out until the washing-machine mechanic comes tomorrow, and so it … Continue reading

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