Menstrual cups, tampons, and pads: what’s the most amusing euphemism you’ve heard? Here’s one I quite like, from Mohammed of Big Brother UK: “Erm… Rachel was a little bit embarrassed to kind of come in and say it, but we… Read More ›
Month: August 2008
Compare and contrast: UK sex education edition
The Guardian: Teach primary school pupils about sex, say MPs • Put sex in its proper context, says letter signed by charities • Call to start teaching social and emotional aspects early Primary school children should have compulsory sex education… Read More ›
What can I say? I have a penchant for the innocent-looks LOLcat genre. Runner-up. Post your favourite LOL from the past week, and we will do our admin-magic to make them appear in-thread.
Why I Don’t Read Jezebel Any More: The R Word, and Invented Diseases
I used to rather like Jezebel, back in the day. It was a fairly feminist space right in the midst of mainstream online media, with a hoydenish style that appealed. Now it’s just a sewer. The latest? “…there are still… Read More ›
Victim-blaming files: 12-year-old an “enthusiastic participant” in her own rape
That’s twice today that words have failed me. Suspended sentence over sex with 12yo (Emphasis is mine.) A 24-year-old man who had his first sexual relationship with a 12-year-old girl has been given a suspended jail sentence in the District… Read More ›
Expressing milk? Call the cops!
I can barely see through my anger and disgust right now. I’m going to let the story speak for itself. “Express delivery furore” The mother of a five-month-old baby was followed and questioned by police and security guards after she… Read More ›
Whoydensday: hey, who turned out the lights?
THIS THREAD CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR SEASON 4 EPISODE SILENCE IN THE LIBRARY. PLEASE NO SPOILERS FOR FUTURE EPISODES ON THIS THREAD. Well, the spoiler warning simply had to be done properly for this one, didn’t it? Wait until next week,
Go and read: feminism and families
I’ve been too busy this week to do much participating at LP, but Kim has just written an absolute cracker of a post: Feminism good for families Check it out (and let’s get it nominated for the Down Under Feminists… Read More ›
If anything suddenly looks different
that’s because I’m tweaking CommentLuv and a couple of other plug-ins which aren’t working as efficiently as would be ideal. Let me know if you see anything odd. Update: OK, we have one commentor who’s having trouble getting out of… Read More ›
DNC protests – live stream
Denver Post: “Police use spray to force back protesters in Civic Center”. The protestors are thought to be part of Recreate 68. For those following the protests outside the Democratic National Convention, here’s a live stream. [Via bfp’s twitter.] Feel… Read More ›