Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed. What did I miss? Please share what you've been reading (and writing!) in the comments.
- SPUDWORKS – The Abridged Atlas Shrugged
- Tim Tebow and the anti-choice Superbowl ad
- Lancet Finally Retracts False Wakefield Paper
- A False Necessity: Singapore's Maid Trade
- Fashion World Still Clueless About What Naked Non-White People Look Like
- Dalhousie University Would Like Me To Know That They Prioritize Concerns Of Students With Disability
- Do you live in the United States? Here are some stats that will make you want to move
- Gym changing rooms: the last bastion of body realism?
– “The fact that my existence wouldn’t have happened without WWII and without Australia’s old policies of not allowing certain physically disabled immigrants does not make WWII or that policy good things; the fact that Hitler’s mom didn’t have an abortion doesn’t mean that abortion should be mandatory. The fact that I have friends who would not have existed if their mothers hadn’t had earlier abortions doesn’t make abortion a universally perfect choice.”
– About bloody time
– “One sought-after trait, which sadly cannot yet be reliably gauged by even the most competent businesses, is quiescence. The maid mustn’t get ideas above her station, like thinking she is entitled to one day off a month, or considering changing employer if her current post isn’t working out, or – worst of all – eating biscuits, thus forcing you to beat her.”
– “alas, the parade of “champagne”-colored gowns at this year’s Grammy’s had led a flood of fashion writers talking about the color “nude.””
– “The President of Dalhousie University assured me himself, to my face, in front of witnesses, that they prioritized the concerns of students with disabilities, and then people got really tetchy with me when I brought this up as a continuing problem.”
– “When I heard this, I was shocked – and then I was sad. Shocked; because I couldn’t quite believe that seeing someone naked in a traditionally naked place (i.e. a changing room) was even worthy of comment, never mind revulsion; and, sad because I wondered how and why the sight of a naked body was enough to provoke such disgust and discontent.”