Hola! We love Dora in this house. She tromps through the jungle, solves puzzles, outwits trolls, evades bears, captains a pirate ship, creates maps, travels the world, rescues animals, discovers volcanoes, plays soccer, climbs mountains, and crosses crocodile-infested waters. Best… Read More ›
Gift and barter systems? Open thread.
[image source] Further to a conversation with tigtog about “The Economy” and its meanings, I’d like to talk about “alternative” economies, if such a word can be applied: gifts and barter. In particular, I’d love to hear your thoughts and… Read More ›
The Unilever Effect: Bow Chicka Wah Wow Your Daughters
Melissa and I have both been posting crankily about the evils of Unilever, in the face of breathlessly fawning blogospheric viral-marketing over the “Onslaught” ad. Now, via Shakesville, comes this inevitable mashup of Axe/Lynx and Dove ads. If anyone out… Read More ›
Kid-farming for fun and profit
So. Childcare. There was a great comment by Jo on Larvatus Prodeo about the economic history of community-based and for-profit childcare . It’s buried in a long thread, so I thought I’d pull it out here, as it deserves more… Read More ›
“Ew” baby gear du jour.
Spotted on ivillage: [description: baby T-shirt sloganned “I Drink Alone”, with a feeding bottle in place of the letter “I” in “drink”.]
Sunday Affectations: “Book Decor”
Books by the foot. and Book Decor. Srsly. Choose between colour-coordinated libraries such as “Foreign Language Antique Leather”:
Scorn as Art
I posted recently about the art of crafting political invective, in finding just the right term to throw at a political adversary to sink them in the public estimation, and how it’s an art that’s largely gone down hill in… Read More ›
And we think we’ve got healthcare problems?
Read La Lubu’s fabulous post at Feministe on her experiences navigating the healthcare maze in the US.
Watson is no Galileo
I’ve used this quote before, but it bears repeating. “Alas, to wear the mantle of Galileo it is not enough that you be persecuted by an unkind establishment, you must also be right.” ““ Robert Park James Watson, famous for… Read More ›
Ads masquerading as “information”: more infant formula company hijinks
Edited to add (20 Oct 07): The Australian “Natural Parenting” website is now plastered with Wyeth formula advertisements, including on its front page. Way to go, NP. I’m glad to see they’re haemorrhaging members over it, but sorry to see… Read More ›