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Too this, too that. Theatrical, but moving. Might bring tears. __________ Watching Jade Beall’s TED talk on body hatred recalled for me the general problem of human suffering described by John Koller in Asian Philosophies (2007, p. 9, fifth edition): … Continue reading
Fox News anchors apparently refer to women in the military as boobs on the ground, but if the old farts at Fox News were in the military they’d be balls on the ground.
I’m super interested in seeing this documentary.
Not subtle, but effective:
Kjerstin Gruys explains: I remember the time I felt most beautiful. […] I was camping with my husband. We were on a long hike through a forest in California, and I couldn’t help but admire all the redwood trees surrounding … Continue reading
Why the pink packaging on Easy-Bake ovens?
This is mind blowing. As a condition of even talking to a female reporter, Shaun Boyd, Mitt Romney insisted today that she must not ask him about abortion or Todd Akin. Here’s the Denver Post: Channel 4′s Shaun Boyd was … Continue reading
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) with Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) __________ The above two men would forbid a victim of rape or incest to terminate her pregnancy. And they co-sponsored a bill in Congress that brought into contemporary discourse the noxious phrase “forcible rape.” Then Mitt … Continue reading
I actually find this charming and life affirming.
And a good argument for arranged marriages (or mating by coin flip). Or escaping to a nunnery.
JT Eberhard tried out the polyamory scene and lived to tell about it. The husband of the woman Eberhard slept with, for example, didn’t decide to change his mind about his consent, get jealous hearing his wife screwing another man … Continue reading
Hanna Rosin charts it:
For all of recorded history, men have dominated the public sphere (and the domestic private sphere as well, as in the pater familias). But the 21st century is in the midst of a historic pivot: women appear to be on their way … Continue reading
ABC News is reporting a $200,000 holiday season atheist ad campaign in the United States, sponsored by the American Humanist Association. One of the group’s ads sounds particularly interesting, for it specifically targets women: One of the association’s television spots … Continue reading
The following is written by my colleague Charles Hood from London, where he is teaching for the fall semester. He sent the piece to me this morning. It may prove to be one in a series—he’s quite the art museum freak—and so we … Continue reading
Answer: Phyllis Schlafly. She was born in 1924, and will turn 86 years old next month. Gloria Steinem is ten years younger than Schlafly. Born in March of 1934, Steinem called Sarah Palin (who was born in February of 1964): … Continue reading
Below is a sonnet that appears to be one of the earliest references to Prometheus in an English language poem. In The Oxford Guide to Classical Mythology in the Arts, 1300-1990s—which is a pretty encyclopedic reference—the poem is the first … Continue reading
In a recent New York Times essay, Robert Wright attempts to complexify the “jihadi intent” narrative for the Times Square bomber, Faisal Shahzad, to which Jerry Coyne dismissively retorts: It’s social difficulties, mental illness, financial problems, and American depredations in the Middle … Continue reading