Day: December 5, 2007

Just in time for Chanukah

For all your feminist friends – the toy that depicts their future if they don’t start working harder on their man-pleasing wiles. I give you the Crazy Cat Lady Action Figure. (yeah, I know it’s not the weekend yet, but…

Windy City

This is going to be me in 50 years: Getting kicked out of sports clubs for farting too much. A social club in Devon has banned a 77-year-old man from breaking wind while indoors. Maurice Fox received a letter from…

Love in a Time of Jihad

Check out this essay on religion, linguistics, and the concept of agape in Islam : Mahabba differs from agape in one crucial respect: because serving and approaching the beloved is a form of ongoing personal struggle, mahabba is a form…

Feministing is for everybody

Feministing has always been a leader for the feminist blogs, and they seem to have out-done themselves again: They’re turning into a community site with diaries, blogs, personal profiles, and much more. If you have some extra cash to spare,…

Revenge of the Blogger Nerds

A video about blogger nerds, featuring yours truly: You know how some would-be TV journalists have a “face for radio”? I have a voice for blogging. Please be kind and ignore my squeaky high-pitched sound and the weird cadence in…

Another reminder of those impossible standards

Via Jezebel through Secondhandsally, I see that cookbook author and cooking-show host Nigella Lawson is being subjected to some of the same scrutiny that befell Jennifer Love Hewitt. And, like Hewitt, she’s saying something about it: Some people love food…