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The Eunuch spurns Mystique

It’s no secret that Germaine Greer is is not now, and never has been, especially enamoured of Betty Friedan’s seminal work, The Feminine Mystique. Her own seminal work, The Female Eunuch, was conceived as a direct counterpoint to Friedan’s book…. Read More ›

Cry me a river, Dougie

The US blogosphere has a new twit-of-the-week: FX: drumroll Step up for your award, Doug Anglin of Milton, Massachusetts. And damn you to hell for making a certain Bee Gees song my earworm companion. For that you get mocked in… Read More ›

Blog for Choice

Yesterday was the 33rd anniversary of the court decision that made abortion legal for women in the USA – Roe v. Wade. With the coalition of the religious right with the fiscal conservatives of the Republican party having reached a… Read More ›

Fighting the urge to hurl…

… a brick through the window of every store carrying these dolls, the ads for which have only just crossed my radar. Yup, a major toy manufacturer is now officially sexualising infant girls.Apparently some folks in the US have been… Read More ›

Red Pill or Blue Pill?

Missing the good old days of adolescent existential angst? “Researchers at UCLA found that cells in the human anterior cingulate, which normally fire when you poke the patient with a needle (“pain neurons”), will also fire when the patient watches… Read More ›