Category: Politics

XX up for a Koufax

XX is up for a Koufax award for their reframing of the “Where are all the women bloggers?” stupidity. Go vote for them. Lord knows I’m not going to win anything. Again.

Two Must-Reads

Tired of your musings on parenthood being dismissed as so much fluff? Clancy writes in response to a NYTimes article on parenting blogs for which she was interviewed. I was interviewed for this story because part of my dissertation research…

Draft?: Uncle Sam Wants You

Conspiracy theories be damned. From Rolling Stone: Richard Flahavan, spokesman for Selective Service, tells Rolling Stone that preparing for a skills-based draft is “in fact what we have been doing.” For starters, the agency has updated a plan to draft…

Letter to the Editor Update

My letter to the editor was printed today. Of course they would take the most provocative (remember it’s Indiana) line in the letter and use it as the title: “Isn’t a queer dollar just as green?” And Linnaeus, you will…

Revisiting the Porn Debate

Chyng Sun attends the annual Las Vegas Adult Entertainment Expo for AlterNet: Pornography encourages people to disregard others’ pain for one’s own pleasure. Many people I interviewed acknowledged that, based on their own experience and knowledge of the human body,…

Letter to the Editor, And Other Things

I fired off a letter to the editor this evening after stewing over this information. I read with disappointment that the amendment to the Indiana Constitution against gay marriage was again coming to the forefront of state politics. I was…

Context to the Gender Intelligence Quotient

Via Brutal Women, this NYTimes article gives some context to the arguments surrounding biological differences in men’s and women’s intelligence voiced by Harvard president Summers: The modest size and regional variability of the sex differences in math scores, as well…

Knitting, Beans, Ed Blog and Summers

I made a lengthy post on my ed blog in response to a dissenting commenter on the Summers controversy. In other news, I have a substitute job this Wednesday working with two little ones in a special needs classroom as…

Roe V. Wade Anniversary

I’m keeping this short since I feel sick: The Well-Timed Period’s History Lesson Feministing’s Happy Birthday to Roe