Friday Random Ten

The “this is my last FRT until August 18th” edition. (Explanation as to why will come next week) 1. Curtis Mayfield – Miss Black America 2. Aselin Debison – Somewhere Over the Rainbow 3. Bob Dylan – I Want You…

Sex, Lies and Feminism

The Rachel Kramer Bussel column-drama just won’t die, will it? Rachel Kramer Bussel’s Village Voice piece about kinky, slutty sex is stirring ire in the feminist blogosphere. I agree with Pandagon that what women need sexually is a complete range…

On Any Other Day

Via Lindsay, a post by Da Po’ Blog about how the Louisiana AG is treating the case of a doctor and two nurses charged with killing their patients in the aftermath of Katrina as if they had made their decisions…

Depressing Sex-Ed News

I wrote a little bit about the Healthy Teens Act, a measure working its way through the New York legislature with wide support, back in June. Healthy Teens was meant to provide a stream of revenue for comprehensive, medically accurate…

Belated Tranny Blogging

Via google, I ran across this blog post on John Money: We mourn the death at the ripe old age of 84 of Dr. John Money, a pioneer researcher who helped break down medical and cultural stereotypes about sex and…

On the Female Suicide Bomber

Salon has an interesting article on the psyche and the social conditioning of the female suicide bomber. It’s quite a piece, and I wish it were longer — but it’s well-written, and I’ll have to pick up Anne Marie Oliver’s…

Geddit? GEDDIT?

Kevin linked this statement from UBUNTU, and I’m just gonna highlight this part: A priest, a rabbi, and a nun walk into a bar. They sit down and the bartender tells them that the best joke gets a beer on…

The “Ghetto Tax”

The Brookings Institution has issued a report documenting what people who live in the “ghetto” already know: it’s expensive to be one of the urban poor: Drivers from low-income neighborhoods of New York, Hartford and Baltimore, insuring identical cars and…