Israel Blockades Lebanon

The situation in Lebanon keeps getting worse. The airport has been bombed, and access by sea has been blocked. Now the major road connecting Beirut to Damascus has been destroyed. More than a hundred people have been injured or killed.

Feminist Superstars

BitchLab has posted the following question: So, what are the benefits of being a feminist? Which is to say, what advantages does it bring you? I don’t mean things like, “It gives you a way of seeing the world that…

Didja Know Feminism is to Blame?

For what, you ask? Oh, just about everything, usually, but today we’re blaming feminism for ruining marriage. And not just for straights — feminists ruin gays’ chances of getting married, too! Oh, and feminism causes divorce, which causes explosions.

Both Sides

There’s an article in the SF Chronicle today about a transgender professor who’s writing about sexist bias, particularly in the sciences: As an Ivy League-trained neurobiologist who oversees a research lab at Stanford, Ben Barres feels qualified to comment on…

The Taming of the Slur

The New York Times takes a good look at the American slut. And even though it always sounds hokey when adults attempt quote teenagers and explain teenage behavior, I actually like the article, for the most part. They start out…

Hair Politics

Erin Aubry Kaplan writes a very good column in the LA Times about the racial politics of hair. Her point is fairly simple: Denial is still at the core of black hair fashion, which in turn is at the still-unstable…