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History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions; the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociology.
W. H. Auden
If it’s far away, it’s news, but if it’s close at home, it’s sociology.
By Lauredhel on December 23, 2010
Parking and pathways and seating? This is a piece of cake. This is public design 101. It should be something that is an essential part of building new playgrounds and of upgrading existing ones.
But no one is bothering. People with disabilities are supposed to be the passive “cared-for”, not active carers.
By Mindy on December 23, 2010
“highly educated women should quit their jobs in order to guide and “sculpt” their husbands to professional triumphs” – I don’t have a subscription to Madison magazine so I can only assume that it is real, not a tongue in cheek article. I’d love someone to prove me wrong – about the article that is. I don’t think I’m wrong in thinking this is a bad idea.
By tigtog on December 23, 2010
1. DADT repeal bill signed. 2. UN resolution condemning extrajudicial killings reinstates sexual orientation clause. 3. Sady Doyle gets a good night’s sleep.
By tigtog on December 22, 2010
Harriet J: “Dear Second and Third Wave Feminists With Publicly Recognizable Names …Please give us somebody else to point to when we are told that we can be raped in the ways Naomi Wolf has decreed are acceptable…Please do not let Naomi Wolf become the voice of what is rape, because rapists were listening when she spoke, and judges, and juries, and future victims who will spend their lives believing it was their fault, and they are always saying “yes” if they are not shouting “no.” “
By tigtog on December 22, 2010
Only just catching up on the current online activism taking place using the #MooreandMe hashtag on Twitter? Not quite sure what it’s all about? Hoyden commentor Meg Thornton has put together a huge #MooreandMe link collection: Source Materials, Sady Doyle’s activism, Rape Apologism 101 Stuff, Comment & Opinion, Places to Send Donations and more.
By tigtog on December 21, 2010
Telling people that they are Doin’ It Rong because they are doing it differently than people do it on the telly, or in books, or (Blob forbid) differently than you did it? Who made you the This Is How It Is police?
By Beppie on December 21, 2010
Isn’t it interesting, that in this particular instance, the blame seems to be directed at the person who is distributing these photos when they shouldn’t be, rather than at the people who actually posed for the photograph? There are no platitudes about how careful men need to be, or about how they need to be educated about the consequences of their actions.
By blue milk on December 18, 2010
Bugs me to think that our children are introduced to sexual objectification so young by watching it happen to us. But on a positive note, how fantastic is this kid? Here is an interview with Astronomical Kid. (Do not read the comments on that article, by the way). “I didn’t like the way people were [...]
By tigtog on December 16, 2010
I simply can’t process this very well. Those poor, poor people.
By blue milk on December 12, 2010
(Trailer for the documentary: Who does she think she is? More information available at the website).
By Mindy on December 8, 2010
[Potential Trigger warning] … that a study has just discovered that rapists don’t usually have rapist tattoed on their forehead. THE typical rapist is a charmer, not a misfit, new research shows. He is talkative, engaging and employed in a good job. He is not a loner, nor mentally ill. He can be found at [...]