Month: May 2006

objectification 101 for fanboys

Flattering appreciation or skin-crawling creepiness? UPDATE: belated hat-tip to Alas, a blog. Anyone who enjoyed this should try another of Ampersand’s recommendations, Mad Melancholic Feminista: Sex and Gender in Firefly and Battlestar GalacticaAnd don’t web networks operate in funny ways?… Read More ›

Beaconsfield Rollercoaster

Todd Russell (L) and Brant Webb walk from the mine lift after being rescued.Ian Waldie/Getty Images from Melbourne Herald Sun Beaconsfield woke at 5am to the pealing of a church bell that had not been rung for decades to let… Read More ›

NYT: the anti-contraceptive movement

There’s a growing trend amongst religious conservatives, not just Catholics, to inveigh against all forms of family-planning, not just abortion. It’s worthwhile for Australians to examine the rhetoric of the anti-choice contra-contraception crowd in the USA, because it’s their religiously… Read More ›