Category: Politics

Guilt-Free Downloads: Danielson Familie

This atheist has been rocking out to this not-so-vaguely-and-yet-so-vaguely Christian band, the Danielson Familie, connected to Sufjan Stevens. It’s all in the background singers, quirky lyrics, and folk-punk stylings. From lead Br. Danielson’s solo CD, “Brother is to Son”: Things…

I Was a Teen Mom

I was a teen mom. I suppose it’s a label I’ll carry around for awhile, watching people do the mental math when they discern my son’e age minus my own. I’ve written about this many times before. I got pregnant…

Where’s My Survey?

Yahoo News reports that Blog Creation, Readership Rises in 2004: Readership of online journals known as blogs grew significantly in 2004, driven by increased awareness of them during the presidential campaign and other major news events, according to a study…

Blogs: The Gender Link Portal

Clancy at Culture Cat has compiled a list of links in which gender and blogs are discussed: The Link Portal on Gender in the Blogosphere, often addressing WATW (Where Are the Women?) in it’s many forms dating as early as…

The Trouble With Howard Stern

[This post brought to you by Rad Geek. Opinions expressed herein are not necessarily those of feministe or Ms. Lauren. etc. etc. etc.] O.K., I’ll cop to it. I was just about ready to cheer on Howard Stern’s "jihad" against…

An Outrageous and Ordinary Story

[I’m one of many guest writers posting for Lauren while she’s away. My name is Charles Johnson; I normally write at Rad Geek People’s Daily.] We’ve heard a lot about the vicious torture of men in Abu Ghraib and other…

Rape, As I Know It

Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you. – Jean-Paul Sartre While watching the commentary on the Kobe Bryant rape spectacle, my stomach drops. I’ve written about the case often — I follow all news on traditional…