image from reuters.com Panda babies can even soothe the savage enpeevened breast: mr tog and I have been watching a rather moreish British drama on cable telly, starring the rather moreish Martin Shaw, wherein he plays a maverick High Court… Read More ›
Month: March 2007
Personal and political motherhood
Benazir Bhutto writes of being the first ever elected national leader to give birth while in office. Her pregnancies became political capital. And yet another female minister has stepped out of Cabinet to the back bench in order to spend… Read More ›
Careful with that ripped-off website template, Eugene
It really pays for politicians to check what their oft-overlooked web support staff are getting up to. Especially if they have designed one’s webpage using somebody else’s template. Because there are several problems with that. Ethically, obviously, if one’s web… Read More ›
I’ve got a cold that’s making concentrating difficult, and I’m having a bit of a down in the dumps reaction to having concentrated so hard on fundamental feminist theory the last few weeks while getting the basic FAQs for the… Read More ›
Another gnaw on the Bone
Pamela Bone’s piece, published on International Women’s Day, on the perceived kowtowing from Western feminists towards cultural relativism certainly stirred up a few reactions. I didn’t blog on it myself as my reaction was essentially the same as the one… Read More ›
2-D Girls in a 3-D World
As I was leafing through the comments thread, impressed at their perspicacity and contemplating the differences between femininity, femaleness, and womanhood, I was also cruising some online toy stores.
Was Darwin a racist?
Anti-evolutionists often make the claim that Darwin was racist as if, even were the accusation true (we’ll get to its falseness shortly), that a racist stance would somehow invalidate his scientific discoveries. These claims have repeatedly been shown to be… Read More ›
FF101 Open Thread
Haloscan is eating comments over at FF101. Please feel free to comment here instead, until I get it fixed. First time posters are automoderated as a spam management issue, please don’t take it personally.
The Ten Most Magnificent Trees in The World (via Ampersand). This one’s the oldest known human-planted tree in the world, the Sri-Maha-Bodhi tree in Sri Lanka, planted in 288BCE, allegedly from a cutting from the actual banyan tree under which… Read More ›
Gifts for baby showers: problem solved
I don’t often tout a commercial enterprise, but these are fabulous! Available online from rockyourbaby (for the prematurely hip) Tip of hat to Shaun, whose Hannah (of course!) is wearing the “ab cd low voltage rock ‘n’ roll” design