Category: Politics

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

Black Thursday

Pouty Betty has returned to match my mood. Do yourself a favor. Turn off the inaugural circle jerk and all the talk about political Providence. No god I am aware of would choose a man willing to lie, cheat, steal,…

New Ed Blog

Required to keep a running journal for an education class this semester, I have decided to set up another blog. Topics covered include our class readings and meetings, and later on in the semester, my final formal educational experience in…

The Illusion of the Third Wave

From the new issue of Ms. Magazine, the generation gap is an illusion: It’s no mystery why the discourse that has developed around the waves is divisive and oppositional. Writers and theorists love oppositional categories — they make things so…