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Heather Mallick is my new favorite person. In her latest column, she goes after Harper’s editor Roger Hodge, and criticizes the sexism of the magazine industry: Last year, an American website, www.WomenTK.com, began tracking the ratio of male to female writers in Harper’s, The Atlantic, The NYT Magazine, The New Yorker and Vanity Fair. Arguably, [...]...read more
Because Lauren finds the coolest stuff: How many condoms can you put on a dildo? The answer may surprise you. Can you nail Jell-o to the wall? Why, yes. Yes you can. From WIMN Online (also via Lauren): How is it, in all the media hype surrounding Anna Nicole Smith’s death, that so little attention [...]...read more
Godbag kills a woman because he doesn’t think ladies should be involved in politics. Nothing new to see here. The guy who shot Pakistani human rights advocate Zilla Huma Usman has been implicated in six previous murder cases, but was never convicted because of lack of evidence. If only he were female, he could have [...]...read more
Dozens of other universities have pulled their investments out of Sudan because of the ongoing genocide there. But not the University of Chicago: U of C President Robert J. Zimmer (not to be confused with the far-cooler Robert Zimmerman) is standing firm, stating that divestment from Darfur is “a political issue that do[es] not have [...]...read more
The NY Times has one of those Sunday Styles “trend” pieces that not only probably doesn’t describe an actual trend, but is rather too late for any sort of “trend” anyhow: Pole Dancing Parties Catch On in Book Club Country. When your mom has moved on from the Pampered Chef to pole dancing parties, pole [...]...read more
Another story that makes me glad I live alone. Tracy Clark-Flory at Broadsheet writes about a BBC report of a study showing that single women who live alone clean less than women who live with a male partner — and that men who live with a female partner clean less than they did when they [...]...read more