Month: September 2009

From the files of Captain Obvious…

Comes a study summarized by the New York Times thusly: Study Finds Women Wear Shoes That Cause Pain. Their grand conclusion: “More than 60 percent of women said that in the past they generally wore high heels, pumps, sandals and…

Getting Over It

[Trigger warning. Any and all rape apology will be deleted from this thread.] I’ve been skeptical about the efficacy of trigger warnings in the past, but after reading post after post on the Polanski case on the blogs, and seeing…

Polanski Defend-a-Thon, Part 2

[Trigger Warning] Melissa has Part 1 (which disappointingly includes Whoopi Goldberg, who draws a line between “rape” and “rape-rape,” and leaves me wondering what the difference is — and if there’s also rape-rape-rape, and how many “rape”s we have to…

Light the Night with Jack

Jack stepped away from the blogging world awhile back to deal with some real life stuff like the following, and I think we might be able to show her our gratitude for her work at Feministe, Angry Brown Butch, and…

Monday Reader

Hope everyone is having a good weekend, and that those of you who are observing are having a good Yom Kippur. Or at least I hope that you aren’t totally starving. Lots of stuff for your perusal this fine Monday:…

National Equality March, October 11, 2009

From NOW: The 14th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified on July 9, 1868, and granted citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the United States. In addition, it forbids states from denying any person “life, liberty or property,…

Ciao!

….it’s that time again. Mille grazie to the Feministe crew and the loyal readership. Hope to see some of you at my blog sometime in October, when I start posting there again (gonna be at a union conference this week,…