June 2010

Impatient Sponsors

25 June, 2010 // 0 Comments

Zuska at Thus Spake Zuska: Isn’t Rape Really Just All About Sex? When douches like hibob are trying to figure out what “causes” rape, they would do well to remember that rape – more accurately, sex crimes and sexual battery ...

The Time I Fed A Giraffe

24 June, 2010 // 0 Comments

For some reason, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the time I fed a giraffe. This requires a backstory. I have, among the many random connections I have made in life, a passing acquaintance with a veterinarian who works at the San ...

Holey Peas

24 June, 2010 // 0 Comments

Cienna Madrid at The Stranger: The Insufferable Neighborhood Activists Some people at City Hall have dubbed the group’s members, who have opposed lots of city improvements lately, “the usual suspects.” As for the current town-house ...

Why, Thank You! You’re Too Kind

23 June, 2010 // 0 Comments

I’ve been mulling over Plumcake’s post about accepting compliments since she wrote it way back in April. One of the things about being read as a woman is that I internalise a lot of behaviours that society expects of women. This includes ...

Teal Stakes

23 June, 2010 // 0 Comments

Dennis Myers at News Review: GOP Light Democrats like to talk about how their party was founded by Thomas Jefferson, which is true. But the party was later founded again, by a more modern leader—William Jennings Bryan. Andisheh Nouraee at Creative ...

At the Pool

22 June, 2010 // 0 Comments

It is the summer of my 11th year. I am on the border between Spain and Portugal, and it is hot. It was hot all the way across Spain, and it’s hotter here, it feels like I am going to melt. I am not accustomed to heat of this level, coming from ...

Swelling Gourds

22 June, 2010 // 0 Comments

Aqueertheory at Below the Belt: Bluffin’ with our Muffin? – Lady Gaga and the Queer Revolution Amidst all this fawning, critical voices have barely been heard. This is why I would like to pose a series of questions about Ms. Gaga that ...

Seasons Have Changed Again

21 June, 2010 // 0 Comments

Summer officially begins today in the United States, it being the longest day of the year. This always seems a little bit unfair to me, like the solstice should be hitting at the height of summer, rather than marking the start, because it’s ...

Cranky Storks

21 June, 2010 // 0 Comments

Amanda Hess at The Sexist: Barrier Method: How a 42-Inch Fence Is Threatening Our Nation’s Unborn Landscaping changes rarely prompt civil disobedience. Mahoney, a Presbyterian minister and longtime anti-abortion activist, is more concerned with ...

Environmental Issues: Drugs in the Water

20 June, 2010 // 0 Comments

I recently finished a course of liquid antibiotics and I was about to rinse out the medication container and drop it in the recycling when I realised that doing so would contribute to a serious environmental problem: Medical waste in the water, air, ...
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