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…

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…