Day: November 24, 2008

On Increasing Poverty and Homelessness

The above video really did break my heart. On the one hand, I really do worry that there’s something exploitative about filming and watching this man’s pain. On the other hand, I feel like we need to watch, and turning…

Bitch of the Day

My school insurance didn’t cover Gardasil, the HPV vaccine. So I waited until I got a job, found a new doctor and started on private insurance. The new doc is great, and she gave me a Gardasil prescription on my…

The Good, The Bad, and the Weirdly Interesting

A Monday morning link round-up. The Good: Christiane Amanpour, one of my personal heroes and favorite reporters, finally has her own show. Saudi Arabia’s first “all-girl” rock band is making (underground) waves (not really sure why the group is “all-girl”…

Thank you…

To the kind person who sent me Covering Islam by Edward Said. I don’t know if you want me to use your name on the blog so I’ll keep in anonymous for now, but the gift is much appreciated! I…

Beauty and Power

Women are so deeply conditioned to seeing feminine beauty as something fragile that doesn’t take up space, which is why I love seeing representations of femininity that isn’t that of a delicate orchid. It’s interesting to me that many female…