Hot Day, Cold Beverage

It’s brutally hot here today (though Amanda, who will be visiting us soon, has already sneered at our wussy temperatures). And when it’s hot, I want something cold to drink. Since you all provided such great responses for my request…

Mumbai Blasts

A compelling account here. I have nothing else to add — head over there and read her story and her thoughts. Thanks to Rick for the link.

My Father’s House is a Terrorist Target

My Father’s House is a Terrorist Target By Elmaz AbiNader Two For Hayan: The subject line of an email The subject line of my shortness of breath The subject line of the phone call to my own father who stands…

Finish Your Painting

The procedure I’m undergoing involves teensy incisions rather than enormous ones, so I won’t have to worry about completely immobilizing my chest. But I’ll be really sore, so I probably won’t be able to use my arms as much as…

On Disclosure

It’s sex day at Feministe! I wanted to clarify my earlier comments on the “numbers talk” a bit, and flesh out some ideas/questions that came up in comments. First, the clarification: when I’m talking about a “numbers talk,” I’m talking…

Good girls don’t.

Amanda, who has never been accused of knowing when to quit, has opened up the sex-positive feminist debate again, with a post about what she considers to be very revealing language on the part of a self-identified sex-radical feminist: Feminists…

True Respect

Angry Brown Butch has a recap of the NYC Trans March: After the speakers finished, there was a bit of waiting and then the announcement: we would march, permit be damned. It was exciting but also scary – certainly important…

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…