August 2009

Campaigning for What, Exactly?

26 August, 2009 // 3 Comments

Dove’s “Campaign for Real Beauty” has been attracting attention pretty much since it was established. Much of the criticism of the campaign has focused on the fact that, although it claims to be celebrating “all women,” ...

Warm Elephants

26 August, 2009 // 0 Comments

Wait. No. What. Seriously? You know, I thought someone was joking the other day when they made a reference about birthers and the Presidential Penis, but apparently they weren’t. I’ll refer y’all to my blanket statement made ...

Feed and Our Environmental Future

25 August, 2009 // 0 Comments

I recently finished reading Feed, a dystopian young adult novel which reads as a great indictment of modern society and the trends which society seems to be following. I’ve been reading an assortment of young adult literature lately (you can ...

Silky Leopards

25 August, 2009 // 0 Comments

Well, what do you know, turnout of female voters in the Afghanistan election was low. Hrm, I wonder why that could have been? Are we about to face a return to routine recommendation of circumcision? Holy fucking shit. Seriously? (Thanks to RMJ at ...

Whining Hydrangeas

24 August, 2009 // 1 Comment

Who’d like some science to start off the week? How about delicious delicious science which points out that obesity is actually an entirely normal human variation?! (Nod to the Fat Nutritionist, who posted this link first.) A Series of ...

Dear City of San Francisco

23 August, 2009 // 2 Comments

I have a suggestion which I believe will radically reduce your chronic congestion problems! It’s a two parter, so you’re going to have to bear with me, but I think you will agree that it is a good one. Here’s step one: Publicize ...

Stories From My Father: Drunk in the Castro

22 August, 2009 // 0 Comments

Any attempt to record stories my father has told me would be bereft without some tales from the Castro. My father lived in the Castro in the 1970s, back when it was much more ethnically, culturally, and economically diverse (as opposed to being ...

Mad Men It All Again

22 August, 2009 // 5 Comments

So, I finally got through season two of Mad Men, and, as promised, I’m writing about it. It took me longer than I thought, primarily because it’s not a show which you can gorge on: I made the mistake of watching four episodes in a row on ...

Sex, Gender, and Caster Semenya

21 August, 2009 // 10 Comments

Have you heard about Caster Semenya? You might have, because she’s been in the news rather a lot lately. Ms. Semenya is an 18 year old South African, who happens to be a blazingly fast runner. She was introduced to the international athletics ...
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