New York Disappoints

And I had such high hopes. Nowhere did gay marriage seem like a natural fit more than New York, where the Stonewall uprising of 1969 provided inspiration for the gay rights movement and where a history of spirited progressivism had…

Plagiarizin’ Annie

They do say that what comes around, goes around. Ann Coulter’s spittle-flecked invective has long been known to be poorly supported by facts as well as, in Tom and Ray Magliozzi’s phrase, “unencumbered by the thought process.” Al Franken had…

Undeserving

From Rivka at Respectful of Otters (who’s blogging again! Hopefully now with more cute baby pictures!), an article at the Washington Post about Medicaid documentation: A Medicaid rule takes effect tomorrow that will require more than 50 million poor Americans…

Meat Culture

Angry Brown Butch linked to this post entitled, “The Internet Ate My Subculture:” One of the characters in a book I’m reading publishes an underground paper. I used to do that- it was pretty okay. We covered a lot of…

That Paralegal Certificate…

Is looking pretty good right now. On July 1, interest rates on student loans experienced the greatest jump in history, with the variable rate on common Stafford loans shooting up almost two percent for students and graduates. The rate hike…

More on Housing the Homeless

Off of Jill’s post, here’s another New York Times article about housing-first policies for homeless people, which I received via email from a friend and sometime feministe reader: The “housing first” policy that this city adopted last year is part…

Its not an ignorant person.

Brownfemipower on the joys of moderation: I got this comment in my box recently, and I haven’t been able to figure out what to do with it–should I set it on fire? Send it back to the commentor until he…

She-Male!

In other, happier news, I went to a Camp Trans benefit last night at femina potens. Charlie Anders did a dramatic reading of Janice Raymond’s The Transsexual Empire: The Making of the She-Male. It was better than I could possibly…

Birth of a Playstation

Sony apparently wants to capture the insecure-white-supremacist demographic. Or something. Here’s a link to all three parts of the ad. I can’t tell if this is provocation for its own sake, or if the ad’s creators honestly didn’t think the…

Islam and Sexual Violence

A must-read essay on marital rape and Islam. The communal reaction to a Sunday afternoon lecture (taleem) delivered at a Ash Shaheed Islamic Center in North Carolina in May of 2006 served as the motivation for this publication. At that…