Category Archives: Health

The fear of fat is fucking up my commute

Well, this is interesting. Seems like at least once a week during my morning commute, the MTA stops or delays a train due to a sick passenger. And they never do tell you what the deal is, or how long, … Continue reading

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The pitfalls of one-size-fits-all measures

According to the National Institutes of Health, the man on the left in this photo is obese. I wouldn’t doubt the one on the right is, too. I don’t really have time to write an in-depth post on this today, … Continue reading

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Kansas AG’s harassment of an abortion provider fails again

Charges against George Tiller, brought by notorious anti-choice Attorney General Phil Kline (yes, the same guy who, as part of his anti-choice crusade, subpoenaed the private medical records of dozens of women and girls who had terminated their pregnancies), have … Continue reading

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Welcome to America, John Derbyshire

Jon Swift has the sad, sordid tale of a little surprise the Derb received in the mail. (via)

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Newsflash: Americans Fuck

95 percent of them before marriage. NEW YORK (AP) — More than nine out of 10 Americans, men and women alike, have had premarital sex, according to a new study. The high rates extend even to women born in the … Continue reading

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“A woman with a husband is in much more danger than a girl in a brothel.”

In many countries across the globe, marriage is a significant risk factor for women contracting HIV. Married women are often unable to negotiate condom use with their husbands; marriage is assumed to give men unlimited sexual access to their wives’ … Continue reading

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The Miracle Drug Strikes Again

Ah, wingnuts. Is there anything better? Danielle Crittenden has a lovely little piece up on Opinion Journal, in which she wags her finger at feminists for turning our campuses into such hotbeds of empty, soul-sucking sex, sex that’s EATING AWAY … Continue reading

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Resist the Urge, Doc

Christ on a cracker. I missed this one until I saw it over at Pandagon. Check the headline: Beyond Medicine, a Doctor’s Urge to Save a Patient From Herself Well, gosh. That sounds serious, doesn’t it? Maybe she’s self-destructive, this … Continue reading

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So, what was that about promiscuity, again?

You know how the whole CW about the AIDS epidemic in Africa revolves around how very, very promiscuous the Africans are, if not stupid and irresponsible? Well. Looks like there may be another explanation for the explosive growth in HIV … Continue reading

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The Diabolical Daggers are Disappointingly Absent

Amanda points us to this Clownhall column from our old friend Kevin McCullough. There is a big “no-no” in America today – under no circumstances is a person who engages in homosexuality allowed to be ‘pro-choice.’ It is of the … Continue reading

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As the Guinness guy says, “Brilliant!”

Via cooper in comments, an ingenious little ad showcasing an ingenious little advance in condom packaging. The ads are from South Africa and feature actors playing Jacob Zuma, Deputy President of the African National Congress, and Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, South Africa’s … Continue reading

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What The –?

Well, here’s one of those odd stories that are a little more complicated than one would expect at first blush: a man in Wappingers Falls, N.Y*. was kicked out of a Planet Fitness gym … for grunting. Albert Argibay, a … Continue reading

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