Month: June 2011

Blogs for women are bad for women

But they’re really good for Susannah Breslin, who has gotten her bills paid by ForbesWoman, The Frisky, and The XX Factor (and also Esquire and Playboy, which I’m pretty sure are magazines for men). Also: Susannah Breslin is an American…

Spanking Children

Time has a fascinating article on the first “real-time” spanking study, and the results are… disturbing. Bring up spanking among upper-middle-class college-educated coastal parents, and the agreement is that spanking is abusive, full stop, and parents who spank are absolute…

Of course.

More “my religion means that I will refuse to do my job” nonsense. Citing her moral and religious beliefs, a town clerk in upstate New York has stated that she refuses to sign marriage certificates for same sex couples. Barbara…

Rain on my Pride Parade

On Sunday I went to my first ever Pride Parade in new york city, an experience that began with sunshine and happiness, and ended in frustration and blistered heels. I’ve been to and participated in Pride Parades and events when…

links for 29-6-2011

This Swedish school is awesome. Over at Tigerbeatdown, s.e. smith writes a sobering piece on why the increasing corporatization of education in america means that graduate’s degrees mean less and less for a financially secure future. A young Muslim woman…

DTMFA.

I should really be an advice columnist for all those people who write letters being like, “My husband/boyfriend/girlfriend/friend/wife is really great and wonderful, and I love them so much, and everything in our relationship is completely perfect except they always…

Marriage Tip:

If you’re freaking out before your wedding because your fiancé wants strippers at his bachelor party and the idea of your fiancé hiring strippers makes you uncomfortable, you should probably just tell him that. And if he still insists on…