Tag: la times

Are C-sections killing women?

That’s what Jennifer Block argues in the LA Times: Pre-term births are on the rise. Nearly one-third of women have major abdominal surgery to give birth. And compared with other industrialized countries, the United States ranks second-to-last in infant survival.…

A Leap of Faith

An LA Times reporter who used to cover the religion beat discusses how his work turned him away from Christianity. It’s a great piece, and it exposes the problems and hypocrisies of so many religious leaders and institutions. Thoughts?

“Those” children

There’s an incredibly powerful piece in the LA Times about a couple adopting an autistic son, and the reactions that they’ve received — Why don’t they have their own children? Did they try IVF? Could they not get a healthy…

Mini link farm!

From Digby’s Hullabaloo The lie of “equal extremism”. Fantastic commentary related to South Dakota’s abortion ban. From the Happy Feminist Great commentary on the Maryland rape ruling. From Salon’s Broadsheet and Pam Spaulding at Pandagon Abstinence only: it’s not just…

Battling Anorexia Through Fashion Week

Fashion Week in New York has spawned all kinds of conversations about models, thinness and anorexia — including this op/ed in the New York Times urging the fashion industry to promote healthier bodies. The paper makes the important point that…

The Sexualization of Girls

Rosa Brooks has an excellent op/ed in today’s LA Times about pedophilia, sex, capitalism and children. She manages to criticize the hypersexualization of girls without resorting to shaming the girls themselves — which is a sadly unique perspective, as conversations…

Hostile

Update: Jessica has some ideas about what you can do. Claire Hoffman, a staff writer for the LA Times, got a little more than she bargained for when she took an assignment to write an article for the paper’s magazine…

Hair Politics

Erin Aubry Kaplan writes a very good column in the LA Times about the racial politics of hair. Her point is fairly simple: Denial is still at the core of black hair fashion, which in turn is at the still-unstable…

A Tough Guy Speaks

This touching op/ed in the LA Times sheds a little light on why the tough guy culture is bad for men. The author writes about how his male friends are dying off one by one as they all reach old…