Month: April 2011

The Evangelical Adoption Crusade

Go read this article by Kathryn Joyce. Be horrified. Adoption has long been the province of religious and secular agencies, but in the past two years evangelical advocacy has skyrocketed. In 2009 Russell Moore, dean of the School of Theology…

Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss

Admission: I love wedding shows. LOVE THEM. Say Yes to the Dress is my favorite because even though I do not particularly endeavor to get married and the idea of wearing a wedding dress makes me nearly break out in…

Women and Anxiety

Women are twice as prone to anxiety as men — but girls don’t start out more anxious than boys, and it’s not because women are “natural” worriers: When it comes to our preconceived notions about women and anxiety, women are…

Some people deserve bad reputations.

Andrew Wakefield is one of them. He’s the guy who promoted faulty research that implicates vaccines in the onset of autism, and encouraged parents not to vaccinate their kids. As a result, diseases that were nearly eradicated have returned, and…

The Baby Next Door

This essay (via Motherlode) about living in the apartment next to a crying baby is actually pretty good. I expected to hate it, since my view of complaining about crying babies next door is, “When you live in one of…

I may never be a woman :-(

One night at a dinner table at a wedding, I got into an argument with a female guest about terminology I was using. She was asking about my dating escapades and I kept calling females “girls”. After a while, she…