Day: November 26, 2007

The Colonial Sex Trade

Apparently middle-aged and older white women are traveling to Kenya in order to have sex with young local men. “This is what is sold to tourists by tourism companies — a kind of return to a colonial past, where white…

Privatizing Marriage

As usual, I am with Stephanie Coontz. If you aren’t familiar with Coontz, get thyself to Amazon, because she is an incredible social historian and feminist commentator. And go read her article. A teaser: Perhaps it’s time to revert to…

What do conservatives spend their time thinking about?

Amanda sends on this post, which provides Conservapedia’s most-viewed articles list: 1. Main Page‎ [1,897,388] 2. Homosexuality‎ [1,488,013] 3. Homosexuality and Hepatitis‎ [516,193] 4. Homosexuality and Promiscuity‎ [416,767] 5. Homosexuality and Parasites‎ [387,438] 6. Homosexuality and Gonorrhea‎ [328,045] 7. Homosexuality…

Transgender Privilege

Don’t you hate it when those selfish trans people have the audacity to recognize that trans people are regularly discriminated against, assaulted and even killed? Self-identified radical feminist Heart writes: “My gut, experience, knowledge tell me that the group of…

Exoneration isn’t the end of the story

Check out this New York Times multimedia feature following a number of men who were imprisoned and then exonerated, sometimes after decades. They have trouble adjusting to life on the outside — even though they did not commit the crimes…

A little Monday morning feminist Flickr

Spotted on a bathroom door at an apartment in St. Pauli, Hamburg: Bathroom poster, Hamburg, originally uploaded by JillNic83. The owner of the apartment was throwing a queer-friendly party/DJ showcase. The poster fit right in. And I want it.