Monthly Archives: January 2007

Since Jill’s Been Stepping On My Toes

She’s been going nuts today, stealing all my ideas for posts. Hmph. And I’m the fat girl around here. But she didn’t get to this one: FDA approves a new weight-loss drug. For dogs. WASHINGTON – Is your hound round? … Continue reading

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American Fascists

Salon has a must-read interview with NYT war correspondent Chris Hedges, who has seen fascism, savagery and oppression all over the world, and recently wrote the book American Fascists, which takes a good hard look at the religious right in … Continue reading

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Koufax Nominations are Open!

Send in your noms. And since it’s just nomination time, you can nominate as many blogs as you choose. I’m headed to bed so that I can get my lazy ass to the gym in the morning, but I hope … Continue reading

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‘Tween Girls at Risk for Fatness

No, I did not make that title up myself. As if being a tween is not hard enough, scientists now call the years between 9 and 12 a time when girls are especially at risk of getting fat. Girls are … Continue reading

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Feminist Bloggers Take Over the World

The fabulous Ms. Jessica Valenti, one of my favorite feminist bloggers, Real Hot 100 founder, freelance writer, and an all-around feminist hero of mine, is now writing for UN Dispatch and the Daou Report, in addition to her usual great … Continue reading

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I got an A in Phallus 101

I wish. I love the conservative hand-wringing about what those crazy college kids are learning. I’m in law school, and I suspect that Charlotte Allen would fall over clutching her pearls if she were to take a look at my … Continue reading

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Obesity Report Cards and Eating Disorders

In the unlikely event that you attend a public school, are overweight, and had no idea, now you’ll get a note sent home evaluating your BMI and letting your parents know whether or not your weight is “normal” — despite … Continue reading

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The Hyde Amendment

Women’s eNews has a great article about the anti-choice Hyde Amendment, and pro-choice efforts to dismantle it now that Hyde has left Congress. A quick 101 for those who aren’t familiar with the Hyde Amendment: Passed in the late 1970s, … Continue reading

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Just What the Hell is Going On Here?

Seriously, people. It’s January, I live in New York, and I just returned from a trip to the store in which I wore a t-shirt and flip-flops.* Just a little winter, that’s all I ask. I don’t think I’ve worn … Continue reading

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Friday Cat Blogging — Henry

djw of Lawyers, Guns and Money lost his beloved cat Henry on New Year’s Eve — just before djw’s party, which he couldn’t enjoy, because all he wanted to do was lock himself in the bathroom and mourn his cat, … Continue reading

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Thank God They Saved The Embryos So More White Babies Could Be Born

Attaturk had this little tidbit from the news: Their embryos, along with those belonging to hundreds of other couples, were kept at the Fertility Institute’s laboratory at the hospital. Two days before Katrina hit on Aug. 29, 2005, the clinic … Continue reading

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Friday Random Ten – the “I just dragged two 50lb bags up a sixth-floor walk-up and now I cannot move” edition

Back in New York. Dog-blogging and Seattle-blogging below the fold. 1. Sufjan Stevens – They Also Mourn Who Do Not Wear Black 2. Aimee Mann – Sliding Doors 3. The Decemberists – California One/Youth and Beauty Brigade 4. Death Cab … Continue reading

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