Day: March 24, 2007

Friday Random Ten

the “It may be Saturday, but I don’t see nothin’ wrong…” edition 1. R. Kelly – Bump n’ Grind 2. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Watching Alice 3. Franz Ferdinand – Shopping for Blood 4. The Avett Brothers…

Department of Missing the Point

So I’m reading this story on Yahoo about an abstinence group at Harvard. It pretty much runs the course of most articles of this sort: blahblah students are oversexed, blahblah the university promotes sex, blahblah we formed a group to…

Disenfranchised for wearing a veil

Quebec’s chief election official has decreed that women who wear veils that cover their faces, such as niqab, must appear uncovered at the polls for Monday’s election, or they will not be allowed to vote. Marcel Blanchet had been criticized…

Wife-beating legal in Germany

…if you’re Muslim. Sort of, anyway. A German judge has stirred a storm of protest by citing the Koran in turning down a German Muslim woman’s request for a speedy divorce on the ground that her husband beat her. In…