Monthly Archives: July 2005

A tally ho

Tweet Amanda points to Hugo’s great post on one’s “number” and the sexual double standard. Go read both posts immediately. I’m especially keen on Hugo’s discussion of homosociality (the idea that men are more concerned with other males’ approval than of women’s). My first experience with the sexual double standard came after a “we’re on [...]
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Product Whoring, Part 2

Tweet A little too much jiggle in your jogging? Salon recommends the Last Resort Bra: I ordered the bra while my class was at lunch, wincing at the $60 price tag. When it arrived the following week I grew nervous: it fastens up the front, with a hook-and-eye closure? It’s made of what, satin? And, [...]
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Maternity leave, Shmaternity leave

TweetWhile the Bush Administration argues for ‘culture of life’ that protects fetuses, America’s children go uncared for. The United States is one of two industrialized countries (the other being Australia) that doesn’t provide paid leave for new mothers: In Santa Fe, Linda Strauss McIlroy, a first-time mother, is trying to get used to the thought [...]
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Statutory rape or spousal privilege?

TweetFrom the Associated Press: A 22-year-old man faces criminal charges in Nebraska for having sex with an underage 13-year-old girl, although he legally married her in Kansas after she became pregnant. The man’s lawyer said the couple, with their families’ support, “made a responsible decision to try to cope with the problem.” Responsible decision? Yeah, [...]
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Cervical cancer mobilizes MDs

TweetWhile there have been a home-testing device created to make pap smears cheap and easy abroad in the fight against cervical cancer, doctors in the U.S. have been organizing to make some serious domestic changes, reports the Washington Post. The fact of the matter is that 4,000 women in the U.S. will die from cervical [...]
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