Interesting posts, weekend of 9/27

09/27/2009 at 6:22 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Dear internet, I had nothing of value to contribute this week. Been unusually sleepy for some reason.

Not to worry though. I’ve been writing some posts up, I just wasn’t satisfied with their quality yet. Wound up starting 3 new things at 1 time and couldn’t finish any. They’re getting there.

So in the mean time, let’s review posts I found interesting over the last week. Share links if’n you got’em.

Hofstra University Rape Case Recantation And Anti-Feminists – Marcella looks at where priorities lie when rape accusations are made and when they are withdrawn.

Pursuit of (Gender) Happiness Part One: Looking at the Numbers – There was a Maureen Dowd article published by the NY Times about how supposedly feminism is bad for women because it negatively impacts the # of women reporting happiness. Figleaf (Via Echidne of the Snakes) reports the numbers and what else they could possibly mean.

Vintage Sexism: 1943 Guide to Hiring Women – Career advice among upper management circa WWII.

‘Concern’ for birth rates a cover for racist twaddle– I swear to god if I get one more e-mail forward about how falling birth rates in the US & Europe are bad because the birth rates are high in other countries, I swear to god…

Pink AND Magical! – Gender differences among toys marketed for boys or girls. I’ve been noticing this a lot just walking down the toy stores at Target & other retailers…

Sickie-Poo – Living as the spouse of someone with a chronic illness.

[Greta Christina] “I Don’t Want to Want What I Want” – a different perspective on “Examining your desires.” Why do you think one desire or another is bad? Is that how you really feel or is that peer pressure?

The Politics of Peeing: Test-driving a Go-Girl – A review of a portable stand-up urinary device for women.

Health Insurance, Unemployment and Bankruptcy – This is horrifying but unfortunately I’ve seen it happen to a local family – a major childhood illness brought one family to bankruptcy. And they had insurance.

Is No Sex Still Sex Positive? – Well I should certainly hope the answer to that is “Yes,” you can be abstinent & still be positive about sex.

Not-so-evil internets: making kids better writers – Well that’s encouraging, I just hope it stays that way what with Twitter and all.

There’s defintely more…

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