Monthly Archives: October 2007

Stealing from Broadsheet…

Sorry to copy so egregiously, but… really… what can I say that Lynn Harris doesn’t? Except Ouch.————————————————– Teen forcibly shaved, pierced for being “out of control” Via Feministe, a real Halloween horror show: A 13-year-old girl — at the behest of her mother, as punishment for alleged promiscuity — had her head forcibly shaved to […]

Stealing from Broadsheet…

Sorry to copy so egregiously, but… really… what can I say that Lynn Harris doesn’t? Except Ouch.————————————————– Teen forcibly shaved, pierced for being “out of control” Via Feministe, a real Halloween horror show: A 13-year-old girl — at the behest of her mother, as punishment for alleged promiscuity — had her head forcibly shaved to […]

Time to weigh in on Hasbro

I was sorta half watching the hubbub about the Hasbro “Rose Petal Cottage,” a toy designed for girls that apparently allows them to fulfill their dreams of doing laundry and making dinner. Yes, it’s annoying that the toy conforms to gender role stereotypes but I had Barbies (and yes, the Barbie DreamHouse) and I’m pretty […]

Time to weigh in on Hasbro

I was sorta half watching the hubbub about the Hasbro “Rose Petal Cottage,” a toy designed for girls that apparently allows them to fulfill their dreams of doing laundry and making dinner. Yes, it’s annoying that the toy conforms to gender role stereotypes but I had Barbies (and yes, the Barbie DreamHouse) and I’m pretty […]

Tell Me You Love Me

I have to admit: I love HBO’s “Tell Me You Love Me.” Here’s how it happened. I got about halfway through the first episode and turned it off, bored by the slow pace and, honestly, bored by the sex scenes. Then one rainy day I’d exhausted my DVR’s store of “Ugly Betty’s” and decided to […]

Tell Me You Love Me

I have to admit: I love HBO’s “Tell Me You Love Me.” Here’s how it happened. I got about halfway through the first episode and turned it off, bored by the slow pace and, honestly, bored by the sex scenes. Then one rainy day I’d exhausted my DVR’s store of “Ugly Betty’s” and decided to […]

Baseball and politics

I’m not one who generally endorses the “inherent gender difference” argument. But occasionally situations arise that make me do a double take. Namely, this Guiliani/Red Sox thing. I just don’t get it. In the face of serious issues, like health care, birth control, abortion, Iraq (to name a few) why is Guiliani’s “support” of the […]

Baseball and politics

I’m not one who generally endorses the “inherent gender difference” argument. But occasionally situations arise that make me do a double take. Namely, this Guiliani/Red Sox thing. I just don’t get it. In the face of serious issues, like health care, birth control, abortion, Iraq (to name a few) why is Guiliani’s “support” of the […]

Who needs birth control?

Alarming news: college women and low-income women are now facing skyrocketing birth control costs at college health clinics and safety net providers. For the last 20 years or so, college health clinics were able to buy birth control at nominal prices, and pass those savings onto college students. Because of a complicated change in the […]

Who needs birth control?

Alarming news: college women and low-income women are now facing skyrocketing birth control costs at college health clinics and safety net providers. For the last 20 years or so, college health clinics were able to buy birth control at nominal prices, and pass those savings onto college students. Because of a complicated change in the […]