Reading this review of “Getting Off” by Jamye Waxman at Menstrual Poetry, I started to wonder: who’s assessing sex toys from an accessibility point of view? Where are the easy-grip variety-of-angles assistive devices for women with a range of different… Read More ›
Month: May 2009
Whoydensday: Open Spoilers Thread
Exactly what it says on the tin: have at it in comments, with spoilers and rumours you may have heard regarding the upcoming Doctor Who specials, and Torchwood S3, which is due to air in mid-June. And because I don’t… Read More ›
Femmostroppo Reader – May 6, 2009
Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed. Please add interesting links of your own in the comments. Too Fat for SCOTUS – Liss on the US Supreme Court debate and links to great pieces on how sexism informs… Read More ›
Assvisories: Sexting advisory for parents
I just received this from my son’s all-boy high school. I realise that it’s almost certainly a Department of Education advisory that they’re just passing on, but why are the only visible faces in this advisory those of girls?
Housekeeping: Dreamwidth feed
For those who are looking to read Hoyden About Town on their Dreamwidth reading page, there’s a syndicated feed here: hoyden-about-town-feed.dreamwidth.org I’m lauredhel.dreamwidth.org, for my imaginary friends looking for my personal journal. Register and confirm your OpenID (LJ, blogspot, wordpress,… Read More ›
A new analogy! Breastfeeding = bloodied corpses.
Those opposing new legislation in the wind to protect the rights of mothers and children to breastfeed in public are getting increasingly desperate. I’ve read an awful lot of comment threads about public breastfeeding (Bingo card here), so to come… Read More ›
Femmostroppo Reader – May 5, 2009
Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed. Please add interesting links of your own in the comments. Adventures in baby magazines May 5, 2009 – oh dear Meanwhile, in Pakistan May 5, 2009 – Quote: “Note that crimes… Read More ›
Caption this: Baroque Egg with Bow
Hey, this looked bigger in the catalogue! Actual caption: Tobias Meyer of Sotheby’s talks about Baroque Egg with Bow by Jeff Koons at the auction house in New York Picture: AFP/GETTY From the Daily Telegraph’s The week in pictures: 1… Read More ›
Slash and Teh Magick Testicles of Perspicacity
Via glandujakiss and sqbr. You don’t even have to know anything about slash to get a few giggles and more than a few eyerolls out of this interview with evolutionary psychologist Don Symons, author of Warrior Lovers: Erotic Fiction, Evolution… Read More ›
You know what I hate?
Because our public health measures that are in place to contain infectious outbreaks before they go pandemic appear to be working well in the case of swine flu (just as they did in the last media panic about bird flu… Read More ›