Monthly Archives: June 2011

Men’s rights advocates promote terrorism

The right-wing blogosphere is rallying around Thomas Ball, a man who committed suicide outside of a courthouse apparently in protest of being forced to pay $3,000 in child support. Amanda notes that abusers routinely use threats of suicide to control … Continue reading

Posted in Domestic Violence, Law | Tagged , , | 220 Comments

Bachmann is in.

This should be fun. Glad to see that female candidates who are every bit as awful and divorced from reality as male conservatives are getting their time to shine.

Posted in Gender, Politics | Tagged | 19 Comments

Banning abortion after 20 weeks

An excellent article in the Times about the push to ban abortion after 20 weeks, and how bans are based on mostly made-up “facts” about fetal pain but pro-choice groups can’t fight them because the current Supreme Court is fairly … Continue reading

Posted in Reproductive Rights | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

Post a short description of something you’ve written this week, along with a link. Make it specific – don’t just link your whole blog.

Posted in General | Tagged , | 67 Comments

Yes homo.

New York is so gay. And Pride tomorrow is going to be SO MUCH FUN.

Posted in GLBTQ, Holidays & Celebrations, Marriage | 11 Comments

Americans prefer boys to girls

For the past 70 years, Americans have indicated a preference for boy babies over girl babies. A recent Gallup poll asked Americans which sex they would prefer if they could have only one child. About 40 percent said they would … Continue reading

Posted in Gender, Pregnancy | Tagged | 110 Comments

Banning Circumcision in San Francisco

There’s a proposed measure in San Francisco, California to ban the circumcising of boys under the age of 18. Various Jewish and Muslim groups and individuals have filed suit, asking the judge to remove the initiative from the November ballot. … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Law, Medicine, Religion, Reproductive Rights | Tagged | 214 Comments

Where are the lady rappers?

This piece is so good. Mini-controversies go down practically every minute on the rap internet, beef and battles inherent to the genre, so this one blew over within a matter of weeks. But it illustrated a deeper problem within the … Continue reading

Posted in Gender, Music | Tagged | 14 Comments

You know who definitely does not get enough attention?

Young white navel-gazing men who have extreme narcissism issues but are somehow lauded as representing Everyman because they’re willing to detail their masturbation habits.

Posted in Gender, Literature, Popular Culture | Tagged , | 23 Comments

Bad Parents and “Go the F*ck to Sleep”

Go the F*ck to Sleep is the latest all-the-rage “children’s” book. It’s a Goodnight Moon-esque text where a parent begs their child to please, for the love of all that is holy, go the fuck to sleep (here’s Samuel L. … Continue reading

Posted in Literature | Tagged , | 73 Comments

Abortion and Public Opinion in the United States

Some interesting stats: 19% of Americans think abortion should be legal in all cases. 37% of Americans think abortion should be legal in most cases. 14% of Americans think abortion should be illegal in all cases. 26% of Americans think … Continue reading

Posted in Reproductive Rights | Tagged | 16 Comments

Human beings are the best/worst species of all time.

We build cities, cure diseases and create art. Some of us also hide in port-a-potties at yoga festivals. Police in Boulder are currently on the lookout for a man who was apparently hiding inside a porta-potty at last week’s Hanuman … Continue reading

Posted in Crime | Tagged | 18 Comments