I am chuffed to announce that the Second Edition of the Down Under Feminists Carnival is now up at In A Strange Land! Lots of weekend reading for you there: check it out. And please post a pointer to it… Read More ›
Month: July 2008
A superior example of an artist’s reconstruction of a historical event. Image Source: Sky and Telescope, Tunguska: 100 Years and Counting Caption: Here’s how the Tunguska blast might have looked from the windows of a nearby airliner. The expanding shock… Read More ›
There are two people with disabilities in Big Brother UK this year. Mikey and Darnell are not being presented by the production team purely as “The Disabled Housemates”, with their disability as the only facet of stereotyped caricatures. They don’t… Read More ›
Thomas Beatie, the pregnant man who had everyone chattering about his challenge to their notions of gender fixedness, has given birth to a healthy daughter. Thomas, a transman, decided to become pregnant by artificial insemination. His wife Nancy was unable… Read More ›
Christopher Hitchens actually had himself waterboarded by the US Military to see whether it felt like torture to him. It did. via Pharyngula, who has links to video.
Briefly, there was a post here that I meant to forward schedule to be published next week. Apologies to all on feed-readers who may have seen it and come to comment. It will return in due course.
Image Source: Reuters Caption: Austrian Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik (L) and British actor and human rights activist Emma Thompson leave a container exhibit in Vienna February 11, 2008. ‘The Journey Against Sex Trafficking’ uses seven transport containers to illustrate the… Read More ›