The Homophobic Skies

A tale from the New Yorker of a flight that was almost diverted because of homophobia (ignore the archaic references to the flight attendants):

A Batch To Match The Snatch

In the “not terribly new news, but icky nontheless” file, a post from Broadsheet about a new specialty product for pubic grooming: Hey, did you know that in addition to trimming, shaving, waxing, sugaring, laser hair removal, electrolysis and going…

Speaking of Voting Rights–

Georgia voters will not be required to produce photo ID: A state judge yesterday rejected a Georgia law requiring voters to show government-issued photo identification, writing in his decision, “This cannot be.” Fulton County Superior Court Judge T. Jackson Bedford…

Sweet as Syrup

I said, Madam, Can it be You trying to make a Pack-horse out of me? She opened her mouth She cried, Oh, no! You know, Alberta, I love you so! –Langston Hughes, “Madam and Her Madam,” First of all, I’m…

Behold Manliness

Jessica brings us this quote from Harvey Mansfield’s book Manliness: “To resist rape a woman needs more than martial arts and more than the police; she needs a certain ladylike modesty enabling her to take offense at unwanted encroachment.” Because…

Clinton Global Initiative

I’m there right now, watching the fantastic Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf speak in a panel discussion. Thomas Friedman, who I also saw in a debate about globalization last night (more on that later) is moderating, and Pakistani President Perves Musharraf is up…

Sharia Law: A Primer

This semester I’m taking a class on Sharia law, and am finding it incredibly interesting. After I get a little more into the class I’m hoping to post more about it. Until then, check out this primer on Sharia law.…