Day: October 1, 2007

The Obesity Epidemic, in pictures

Kate Harding puts together a collection of photos complete with each individual’s height, weight and BMI. And it’s a real eye-opener. The point of the collection is to challenge our ideas of what “overweight” and “obese” look like, and the…

Why blame feminism for this?

Katha Pollitt’s got a piece up at TPM Cafe discussing her new book and, in particular, Toni Bentley’s bizarre “vagina dentata intellectualis” attack on it in the New York Times Book Review. It’s an interesting post, and it’s part of…

Samhita is awesome

Check out this slide show with the fantastic Feministing contributor. It’s fabulous.

Very cautious optimism

In the first day of its new term, the Supreme Court has declined to review two decisions involving religion, meaning that the decisions of the lower courts stand. In one case, a variety of religious groups challenged New York’s Women’s…

Throwing the T overboard to save the LGB

There’s an ongoing debate in progressive and LGBT communities about whether or not Congress should pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a bill that would make it illegal for employers to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. Yes, that’s…

Doug Giles gives it to the gays.

Oh Doug Giles, you are too funny: Can you imagine if a group of Christians got together and made a photograph advertising their upcoming rally, and in that photo they deliberately went out of their way to tick off homosexuals?…