Kill it! KILL IT!

I have been fortunate enough never to have cohabited with large numbers of roaches. When I was growing up, ants would flood in with the rain. When I was in college, every house I lived in had mice, which had…

Quality of Life

Blue wrote a post about Andrea Dworkin’s description of her disability, and commenters are taking her to task for it over at Alas. Dworkin had nothing remotely “apocalyptic” to say about disability. If she’d lived another 20 years that may…

Moving the Goalposts

Jennifer Ouellette at 3 Quarks Daily has a must read post on the moving target of sizes in women’s clothes. While the couture industry is scaling down sizes so that zero is the new four, and sizes less than zero…

What’s In A Name?

Shark-Fu of AngryBlackBitch and A White Bear of Is There No Sin In It? have must-read posts today about this misbegotten article from John “Who needs the FDA to ensure drug safety when the market will do it just fine?”…

African Village Bans Domestic Violence

And the village’s matriarch will be speaking at NYU in a few weeks. I’m going to try and make it — anyone else interested? The details: Umoja: How an African Village is Banning Violence Against Women TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10TH, 2006.…

IWF: Dear God, Not Boobies!

If I had some extra money, I’d buy Charlotte Allen a course in Logic 101. Because as it stands, she has somehow managed to see a picture of Bill Clinton with a group of male and female (!) bloggers, see…