Andrea Yates Not Guilty

But because she pleaded an insanity defense, she’s likely to spend the rest of her life in a mental institution. Yates, 42, will now be committed to a state mental hospital, with periodic hearings before a judge to determine whether…

Thank Goodness for the ADA

Courtesy of The Gimp Parade, an article about a Temporarily-Able-Bodied Person who became Temporarily Disabled: One year ago today I collapsed on a golf course with a back injury. Not to get too technical, but things went absolutely cattywampus in…

Hmm.

Tekanji put up a post on Alas off of Blogging While Black. Rachel S said this in comments: sly civilian said, “I don’t know nearly enough about this important subject, and i consider your blogging to be my sole source…

Setting Off

I won’t be around much for the next two weeks, because tomorrow I’m setting off on an adventure through Turkey, Serbia, Croatia and wherever else I end up. I’m looking forward to it. I’ll be spending five days in Istanbul,…

Speaking for Muslim Women

Why does it seem that the only Muslim women who are praised by Westerners are the ones who blame Islam for all the problems that Muslim women face? Certainly, these women have important things to say. And I definitely feel…

Welcome Back, Welcome Back, Welcome Back

Thank you, USA, for bringing freedom, democracy, and women’s rights to Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s notorious Department for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, which was set up by the Taliban to enforce bans on women doing anything from working…

I Am Sandra S.

Over on bitchlab’s blog, there’s a conversation about a conversation that started over here. Nubian was accused of reverse racism. Blackamazon was accused of nonexistence: As far as her writing is concerned, I’m almost 110 percent sure that you, BlackAmazon,…