Oh my god, seriously? People are using a story about a penguin love triangle to argue that homosexuality is a lifestyle choice? People seriously still believe that any sexual orientation other than heterosexual is a “choice”? I hate the world.
I was going to write an angry response to Peter Singer’s totally ableist and infuriating op-en in the Times over health care issues, but Pizza Diavola said it better than I ever could.
Remember how I wondered about how people who haven’t read the books would respond to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince? Well, here’s one answer.
Cost cutting measures often come with unintended and long term consequences, but here’s a very real short term consequence of the cost cutting measures going on in California right now: increased costs. Say wha? Read the article and find out how government short-sightedness actually increases government spending.
The uninsured are often viewed as a collective, teeming mass. When we start to be humanized, however, it forces people to address the serious flaws with the American health care system as it exists now.
One of the things about cemeteries is that as they start to fill up, the search for more room for graves gets increasingly creative. (The Greek solution to this is, of course, to exhume bones and store them in ossuaries, which I happen to think is rather brilliant; a grave is more a temporary rental than a permanent resting place.)
America’s conflicted history with race has been pretty beautifully illustrated over the course of the Sotomayor nomination.
The 20th Feminist Carnival of Sexual Freedom and Autonomy is up, and there’s a lot of good stuff in there.