There’s a lot of finger-pointing in the anti-vaccine movement about how any doctors or scientists who accept the scientific consensus that vaccines are the single most effective life-prolonging medical innovation in human history are just greedy, greedy Big Pharma shills… Read More ›
And yes, Virginia, this does apply to abortion surgery as well. I’ve noticed an uptick in the number of people arguing that women having therapeutic late-term abortions don’t really have good medical reasons because the surgeries are classified as elective… Read More ›
Glee. It’s supposedly THE happening new US TV show, piloting now, and continuing next northern autumn. EW’s Popwatch calls it … the most joyous, exhilarating, fresh new series I’ve seen in a long time. TVSquad says For me, I saw… Read More ›
I see an article in today’s SMH about yet another survey about sexual culture and mores which, of course, is in no way influenced by gender stereotypes. Sex-education classes are failing to teach young women the skills they need to… Read More ›
The back-slapping homosocial bonding continues. This time, it’s over a Palaeolithic sculpture. You heard right. This Aurignacian mammoth-ivory carving has been found in Germany by Nicholas Conard, and published in a letter to Nature. It’s thought to be the oldest… Read More ›
As raised on the Otterday open thread, this has been all over the TV, radio and papers today – the 4 Corners episode on ARL footy players and their attitudes of sexual entitlement. Especially the attitude that says if a girl agrees to sexual contact with one footballer, or maybe two, that it’s no big deal if suddenly several other players appear in the room to “take a turn”, with a larger crowd of the team’s entourage happily watching this suddenly changed situation. The news stories very carefully avoid any terms suggesting that any player committed a criminal sexual offence, as no charges have been laid, and certainly no convictions have ensued.