Day: October 7, 2007

Pink or blue?

When I was born, they looked at me and said, What a good boy, what a smart boy, what a strong boy. And when you were born, they looked at you and said, What a good girl, what a what…

Zip code fun

Via Bean, here’s a fun little tool that gives you economic and demographic information for your zip code, and compares it to surrounding zip codes. One huge caveat: this is based on 2000 census data. And things have changed a…

8th Century Scholars

This professor is fantastic. He was fired from his job for telling students that the story of Adam and Eve should not be taken literally — students apparently felt the professor was “denigrating their religion.” But his responses to the…

I really need to start dating Republicans

Because they sure do know romance. Justin writes a piece about how homo- and feminist-influenced movies are perversely displaying male friendship as “love,” as opposed to the old model of the Neanderthal asshole who is saved by the “virtuous female”…

Anti-choicers harassing women in Aurora

They’ve staked out a Safeway parking lot and they’re taking pictures of the women walking into the clinic and recording their license plate numbers. The parking lot is privately owned. Safeway doesn’t have to let them protest there. Contact Safeway/Dominick’s…

Destroying Women

I don’t really know what to say about this article about rape in the Congo. Rape has long been used as a tool of war and particularly of genocide, but most people interviewed for this article seem to believe that…