Month: September 2007

Burma Rally in NYC on Monday

Monday, October 1 12:00pm – 1:00pm Permanent Mission of the Union of Myanmar (Burma) to the United Nations 10 East 77th Street (near 5th avenue, east side of central park) New York, NY Rally for Human Rights in Myanmar Amnesty…

Do it!

Evangelicals are threatening to run a third-party candidate if Giuliani is the Republican nominee. Which puts me in a really tough place — I can’t stand Giuliani and I think he’s a dangerous and scary man, but boy would I…

Onward Christian Soldiers

Not even a good Christian education will teach you how to spell “infidels.” Radically conservative Christian colleges are targeting students all over the country — and they’re literally looking to go medieval on your ass: The students and teachers call…

Ongoing Issues

UPDATE: We seem to be working again, woohoo! A million thanks to our techie guardian angel, who has put in so much time and effort to keep this place up and running. If you encounter any problems, please email me…

Penis envy

Meet the Shenis: Of course, it would be possible to make a device that enabled women to pee standing up and didn’t look like a giant foot-long cock, but where’s the fun in that? Before I buy one, though, she’s…

Reporting While Black

One New York Times reporter exposes abuse and racism from police officers: THE police officer had not asked my name or my business before grabbing my wrists, jerking my hands high behind my back and slamming my head into the…

Why feminism is good for everybody, part 2954

Divorce rates are the lowest they’ve been since the 1970s, and marriages are more stable. There are certainly myriad reasons why marriages are stronger now than thirty years ago, but I’d imagine that chief among them are things heavily influenced…

More from Burma

Unsurprisingly, things in Burma have not turned out well. I watched a lot of CNN World and BBC this weekend, and they’re covering it pretty thoroughly. From nytimes.com it seems like American media is doing the same — any thoughts…