Status Crimes

Oh, this is just great: (July 12, 2006) — A transgender Rochester man must provide medical evidence to justify his request to change his first name from Sarah to Evan, a local judge has ruled. Allowing Sarah Rockefeller to change…

The Numbers Game

Maureen Dowd’s column Saturday riffed off “The Taming of the Slut,” which Jill wrote about here. For centuries, men divided women into good girls and bad girls. The madonna-whore bifurcation is imbedded in American culture, from Betty/Veronica to Mary Ann/Ginger…

Friday Cat Blogging

You might have noticed a dearth of Friday Cat Blogging around here since the pet police turned up. Well, I’m afraid that Sugarplum and Zuzu are now off the blog since I’m not going to expose myself to the sanctimoniousness…

Friday Random Ten

The “excuse me if it isn’t such a fun Friday” edition. 1. Clay Your Hands Say Yeah – Details of the War 2. Interpol – Slow Hands 3. Billie Holiday – Sophisticated Lady 4. Erykah Badu – Didnt Cha Know…

Terrible Genius

A new product has David Segal of the Washington Post a little nervous. It’s chocolate that is specially formulated to help women alleviate the symptoms of PMS. Would you like a moment to process that? It’s a hunk of chocolate,…