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  • The ‘damaged women’ vote

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    Recently we were being trolled by an Australian economist, Dr Steven Kates about the Obama win in the United States of America. Among his conclusions, that the Obama vote was made up of the medicants (ie. people who need significant… Read More ›

  • BFTP: Io, Saturnalia!

    Saturn and its rings - photo taken by Cassini spacecraft - the pale blue dot of earth can be faintly perceived through the outermost rings

    For those of us who like the December Solstice holiday season to last as long as possible, starting the celebrations tomorrow for Saturnalia is a top-notch idea.

  • Otterday! And Open Thread.

    Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Books? News stories? What have you created lately? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?

  • Friday Hoyden: Hrotsvit von Gandersheim

    Medieval painting of a nun with three other women with books and sewing (LHS), and with one other woman building a wall (RHS)..

    Hrotsvit, whose name is also recorded as Roswitha, and in other variations, lived in the Abbey of Gandersheim, which is in the region known today as Saxony, in the second half of the tenth century. The dark ages may not have been quite so dark if you were a noble-born, highly educated nun, with a rather quirky sense of humour.

  • ‘Tis the season for festive food!

    My 11 year old and I were discussing recently what we might give to his teacher for a Christmas/end of year gift this year. Mr M is a lovely young bloke and this has been his first year of full… Read More ›

  • Friday Hoydens: new Hoyden authors!

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    Two out of three newly HaTted authors have debuted their Hoyden bylines this week: familiar names from our comment threads and past guest posts over the years. Please welcome shonias, Megpie71 and Mimbles to the author roster.

  • Anthropomorphic Personifications

    An old Christmas postcard showing Santa holding a doll in one hand and a stick in the other. Santa is wearing a blue robe.

    There’s been a bit of the annual Twitter discussion recently about Santa Claus. Specifically about how to handle the “Is he real?” questions, and the personal and social ramifications of same.

  • Some Thoughts on Transhumanism

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    My biggest problem with transhumanism as a movement is it seems to be largely about the extremes of techno-neepery on the part of a lot of IT and engineering nerds. Now, that would be fine, except IT and engineering nerdery share a couple of rather crucial traits which make them, and the resulting transhumanist movement, somewhat dodgy.

  • Things That Make Me Tired

    Captured In Crystal by garryknight, on Flickr

    Someone who describes a social interaction to me which made them sad or angry or bewildered and then asks me to explain why the other person did whatever it was that they did.

  • Adding to my authors list

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    Don’t whinge to this author.

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