I love this advice columnist! Dear Sugar, I am a son who feels lowly today. The reason why is that yesterday was my mother’s birthday, and I forgot. No card, no flowers, not even a phone call. I live 3,000 miles away from her, and haven’t seen her in almost a year, and now this. […]
From the BBC: The actress who played Bill Cosby’s wife in The Cosby Show has said allegations of historical sex offences against her former co-star are part of a campaign to keep him off TV. Phylicia Rashad played Clair Huxtable on the hit 1980s and ’90s sitcom. “Someone is determined to keep Bill Cosby off […]
Excellent: The anti-gay Christian bigots came back, week after week, for two months. Then one of Mike’s friends had a bright idea: The name and the address of the church these people were from? It was on the literature they were handing out. And the church wasn’t that far away. It was an easy drive… […]
…and what they mean. All but one of the mass murders in the U.S. over the last 30 years has been committed by men. The fact that gender is often omitted from the story speaks to how we still see the masculine as the irreproachable and invisible standard. As Michael Kimmel notes in his extensive research on school […]
Want to stop street harassment? Stop condoning it. Being a woman (cis, trans, or otherwise) means that you grow accustomed to men and sometimes women, commenting about your body on a regular basis without provocation. When I run, there’s the occasional man that feels it’s his duty to tell me, “You go, honey. You’re gonna lose […]
A brilliant take-down (read the whole thing): The longer I live and the more I read and the deeper I fall in love and the less I give a fuck and the more patience I lose and the more perspective I gain, the more certain I become that the people who most aggressively try to […]
This is a basic principle: until it is proven otherwise, beyond a reasonable doubt, it’s important to extend the presumption of innocence to Dylan Farrow, and presume that she is not guilty of the crime of lying about what Woody Allen did to her. Read the whole thing.
Mother Jones profiles five of the speakers that are being paid public money to speak at public schools – and what they’re saying.
A snippet of her lecture upon being awarded the Nobel Prize, in 1979: I was surprised in the West to see so many young boys and girls given into drugs, and I tried to find out why – why is it like that, and the answer was: Because there is no one in the family […]
I happen to disagree with the idea that life springs into complete being and moral magnitude at the moment of conception. That said, there are some people – quite a lot, actually – who believe that a zygote is endowed with a soul at the moment of its creation, and with the inalienable human rights […]
The BBC reports that the Canadian law against polygamy has been upheld. Justice Bauman said the government’s case had shown the law limits the harms expected to rise from polygamy, including spousal abuse, child neglect, and higher infant mortality. And the progressive failure of vehicle windshield wipers. Color me unconvinced. So what happens if you’re […]
A fascinating article about a woman who can’t stop orgasming.
How kick-ass is Natasha Chart? The ongoing pedophilia scandal in the Catholic Church is merely a symptom of this collective, self-abasing masochism people seem prone to. Particularly, that seen among segments of society that enshrine pre-teen gross out reactions to sex, a very normal part of adult human life, as some sort of binding moral […]
Natasha Chart continues to rock my world: Have you ever heard a woman being told, or told a woman, or been told ‘for your own good’ as a woman, that women shouldn’t … get into a car with a man, be alone in a room or apartment or house or gym or office with a […]
Again, from the BBC: Tiger Woods is taking an indefinite break from professional golf to tackle problems in his private life. In a statement on his website, he said he was aware of the disappointment “my infidelity” had caused to his family. Am I the only one who’s been baffled by the furore over Tiger […]
This questionnaire is for self-avowed heterosexuals only. If you are not openly heterosexual, pass it on to a friend who is. Please try to answer the questions as candidly as possible. Your responses will be held in strict confidence and your anonymity fully protected. 1. What do you think caused your heterosexuality? 2. When and […]
If you don’t know what a “MILF” is, I’ll forgive you – I didn’t know until I heard about this story. But apparently MILF stands for “Mother I’d Like to Fuck” and somebody at the McCain Campaign HQ thought it would be a smart idea to register this internet domain name shortly after Sarah Palin […]