Dudley thinks Olivia makes a pretty good pillow. And she is happy to oblige. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.
A piece in today’s New York Times describes Chirlane McCray’s “outsize” role in her husband, New York mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s, political career. McCray and de Blasio have an extremely close intellectual relationship, and McCray weighs in on his appointments and policy decisions. Show More Summary
This blogaround brought to you by a working internet connection. Literally!Recommended Reading:Ian and Tara: [Content Note: War on agency; class warfare] The Greatest Trick the Supreme Court Ever Pulled Was Convincing the World Roe v. Show More Summary
Wed December 04, 2013 Stop Being a Pushover! Here's How by Sherrie Campbell, PhD Being nice is a wonderful virtue--it sustains relationships. Most of us want to be seen as nice--especially women. But being too nice means can turn you into a pushover with no boundaries. Show More Summary
Sheena Easton: "Strut"
I recently mentioned that I started binge-watching The Good Wife, and I've finally caught up, and I still love it. Which is not to suggest it's flawless, or that it's above criticism. It's just to say that I find it very enjoyable for...Show More Summary
"Modern Moms Aren't as Busy as 1960s Moms Were" reads the headline for Olga Khazan's piece for the Atlantic. But the piece itself is less about busy vs. not busy and more about time spent moving your body vs. time spent sitting on your butt, and a concern that, by spending more time sitting around than doing activities, mothers are setting a bad example for their kids.
Women are more likely to regret casual sexual encounters than men. Is that because women are evolutionarily predisposed to feel shame after sex? A team of UCLA evolutionary psychologists says yes. I say no:
I’ve been watching the American Horror Story series since it started. And although the show hasn’t succeeded in giving me anything close to a nightmare since it’s first season, I’ve stood by to watch the story lines play out. But I’m dreading tonight’s episode because of the show’s problematic representation of blackness. SPOILER ALERT! One [...]
Comedian Aamer Rahman has been getting a little bit of American internet love in the last few days; his bit about what reverse racism actually means has been circulating quite a lot since it was posted at The Huffington Post. Hate to break this to you, America, but you’re late to the Rahman party. In Australia, [...]
Here is some stuff in the news today!Another big winter storm is making its way across the US: "An enormous, brutal mass of arctic air is shoving south over most of the United States—threatening 32 million people for the rest of the week with snow, ice, wind and extraordinary drops in the temperature.... Show More Summary
Ian Bogost’s piece in the Atlantic about hyperemployment—a tech-fueled “commitment to our usual jobs and to many other jobs as well”—has hyperemployed a lot of brain cells and Internet pixels. Over at Cyborgology, a blog from the sociology...Show More Summary
Privilege and Passivity This is the third in a series of four blog posts that discuss discrimination and harassment in cyberspace, its perpetrators, and its consequences. The first post, “Identity and Ideas,” is available here. The second post, “Anonymity and Abuse,” is available … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors
Townhall.com is a cesspool of conservative nightmares saying terrible things, and this essay by John Hawkins, "Why Liberalism Is on the Wrong Side of History," is an A+ exemplar of the quality thinking that goes on over there.Liberals...Show More Summary
Suggested by Shaker masculine_lady: "Are there any words that you initially encountered in print, that when you did say them out loud you pronounced them incorrectly? Or is there a word that you consistently mispronounce, regardless of information to the contrary, but not on purpose or because of humorous mimicry?"I always want to say rhe-TOR-ic instead of RHE-tor-ic.
This email, care of the campaign to reelect Republican Scott Walker, is a real thing in the world—a hilarious, terrible, amazing thing in the world: Oh dear. I'm not sure you understand the true meaning of Christmas, Governor Walker and Friends. Show More Summary
My internet is out; Cromcrast says it should be back by 10am, so hopefully I'll be back in blogging form soon. As much as I love my phone, it's ahh ha ha not a great tool for longform writing. ;)
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In March of this year, HBO canceled Enlightened, which was a show I liked a whole lot, starring Laura Dern and helmed by Mike White. So I was pretty excited to read that Mike White was inking a new development deal with HBO. Except:[Girls co-executive producer Murray Miller] will team with Enlightened's Mike White to develop Mr. Show More Summary
[Content Note: War on agency; loss of wanted pregnancy; medical malfeasance; Christian supremacy.]If you haven't heard of the case of Tamesha Means v. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, here is some background care of the ACLU:Tamesha was only 18 weeks pregnant when her water broke prematurely. Show More Summary