Equity

(Thanks to ryan at Liberal Serving.) A press release from the HRC about a domestic-partner disparity: The problem. Under federal law, legally married employees do not pay taxes on their employers’ contribution for health insurance benefits, but lesbian and gay…

Two Kinds of People in This World

From Stentor at Alas, another post on the whole nice guy thing, with some interesting points: Over at Pandagon, there’s a good discussion of whether “alpha males” — men who strongly exhibit stereotypically masculine characteristics, like assertiveness, self-control, extroversion, leadership,…

Food Post!

It’s been a while since I’ve done any sort of food posting. And now I’m doing it for selfish reasons. See, I’ve got a bunch of cans of tuna at home, and it’s going to be really damn hot for…

Courtesy of Blue

Another article about Barres from the WSJ. It contains most of the money quotes from the other article: Which may account for what Prof. Barres calls the main difference he has noticed since changing sex. “People who do not know…

BlogHer 2006

In case you missed it, a whole lot of people pitched in to send me to BlogHer Con 2006 in San Jose at the end of July. Allow me to say, Sweet Mother Mary and sliced bread, thank you for…

Things to Read

The Countess lets us know that the legal community has rejected so-called “parental alienation syndrome,” a tactic used by MRAs and others to discredit allegations of child abuse and domestic violence. Good news. The poor anti-choice sap who believed an…

Female Sex Tourism

A new movie about older women, sexual desire and sex tourism is making some waves. While teenagers bought popcorn by the ton on their way into “Pirates of the Caribbean’’ last week, and fashion addicts clawed into “The Devil Wears…

We Are One

From a gender studies listserve I’m on, Fredrick Roden, an associate professor of English at the University of Connecticut, posts this (re-posted here with permission): As long as we have been given permission by the list moderator to speak on…

The Cost of War

“How can one not speak about war, poverty, and inequality when people who suffer from these afflictions don’t have a voice to speak?” -Isabel Allende Just something to think about as we watch what’s happening in Lebanon right now.

The Real Agenda

A must-read editorial in the New York Times. It is only now, nearly five years after Sept. 11, that the full picture of the Bush administration’s response to the terror attacks is becoming clear. Much of it, we can see…