Day: September 1, 2010

Fat and Health.

Jezebel posted today on a perennial favorite among feminist bloggers: the BMI. This was prompted by a doctor in the New York Times talking about how useless a measure it is for personal health. Here’s my response: of course it…

Distorting Relationships

This is the fourth in a series examining issues raised by a blog post from Chamber of Commerce Senior Communications Director Brad Peck, where he suggested that women’s interest in closing the gender pay gap amounted to a “fetish for…

Restrictions on Choice in States

Yesterday the Center for Reproductive Rights released a report that gave a deeply depressing rundown of all the ways states have worked to restrict reproductive rights this year. Reading the whole report is worthwhile, but here are the highlights. There…

Really I Just Blame Facebook

The summer between my freshman and sophomore years of college was simply idyllic. I spent my days working on an ocean-front lobster shack and my nights out around Portland, Maine. I may not have made a lot of money that…

Hostage Situations

Over at The Daily Beast, Beverly Willett writes about New York’s new no-fault divorce laws, using her own divorce to illustrate her point that no-fault laws are bad for families, marriages and society. She sees marriage as a permanent, life-long…

Sweet Serendipity

Funny that my spiral into self-reflection (and slight self-blaming) coincided with my time as a guest blogger here at Feministe. Actually, it isn’t funny at all – things in my life usually tends to work in an oddly serendipitous manner…

Raising the dead

originally published at What Tami Said I’ve been trying to raise the dead. With faded photographs, copied records, old death certificates, family hearsay and e-mails from long-lost cousins. I am an amateur family historian. And this is what I do.…

Prejudice

I was out browsing and found that the Slacktivist felt compelled to apologize recently, in order to head off any terrible misunderstandings: As a white male Baptist, it is my duty today to denounce the violence perpetrated by Patrick Gray…