Day: March 16, 2011

She Should Write

Ann Friedman, one of my favorite writers on the intertubes, is leaving Feministing and taking an editorial position at GOOD Magazine. And her farewell post is, in true Ann style, fantastic and inspiring. She asks readers to push other women…

Transformative Change

Guernica interviews Dean Spade, the first openly trans law professor, about his activism and work with the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. It’s a must-read, but the lead particularly caught my eye: The average life span of a transgendered person is…

You’re welcome, America.

I think it’s fair that I take credit for this. (“The U.S. passed France as the world’s largest wine-consuming nation for the first time, lifted by its larger population and an interest in wine-and-cheese culture among young Americans.”)

Cruelty to Animals

Mark Bittman tackles the pet/farm animal divide in his column today, pointing out the ridiculousness of protecting animals from cruelty when they’re pets, but allowing prolonged torture and abuse if they’re farm animals who are being “processed” for food (warning…