Day: January 12, 2009

Boys Who Do Double Dutch

This NY Times video profiles fifth-grader ZeAndre Orr, a double dutch champ. ZeAndre was mocked and even assaulted by other boys at his school for participating in the “girls’ sport” and his mother initially tried to disuade his aspirations. There…

File under “God I hate people today.”

“Man accused of selling daughter for cash, beer.” Yes, that’s actually the headline. GREENFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Police have arrested a Greenfield man for allegedly arranging to sell his 14-year-old daughter into marriage in exchange for $16,000, 100 cases of…

Bon Voyage, Bush!

Planned Parenthood of New York City is throwing a great inauguration bash in New York. I will sadly not be there because I’m heading down with the hordes to DC on Saturday for the inauguration (anyone have an extra ticket?),…

Tonight and Wednesday: Yes Means Yes in NYC

Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape is on tour, and will be in New York tonight and Wednesday. I’ll be at both readings, and would love to see some of you there. The…