Monthly Archives: August 2005

The most pointless study ever

TweetI just don’t get it. This is the tenth article I’ve seen on sex differences in cell phone use this month, and in my irritation I felt the urge to point out its meaninglessness. “The first national study of mobile phone users has found 34 per cent of Australian women bought ringtones in the past [...]
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Amazon gets frisky.

Tweet In a campaign to expand the range of their products, Amazon.com has recently started selling sex toys. Awesome. It’s actually a shitload (around 37,000) of sex products, ranging from condoms and lubricants to dildos and vibrators, located in the Health and Personal Care section. Condoms and lubes have been the top sellers of the [...]
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How women matter (or not) in the Iraqi constitution

TweetCheck out this Salon article, “Why Women Matter,” where the author examines Iraq’s draft constitution and explains why women’s equal rights are essential for the success of a stable democracy. The author points out that many basic fundamental rights are given to women in the draft, such as the right to vote, to run as [...]
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FDA Director of Women’s Health resigns

TweetHmmm…I wonder why. Susan Wood, Director of the Office of Women’s Health and Assistant Commissioner for Women’s Health, sent around the following email to her friends and colleagues: I regret to tell you that I am leaving the FDA, and will no longer be serving as the Assistant Commissioner for Women’s Health and Director of [...]
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Blog-tastic

Tweetms. musings points to a report by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) that says network television still falls short in its depiction of homosexual characters. Atrios highlights racist media coverage of Katrina. Apparently black people “loot” and white people “find.” Nice. Meghan O’Rourke at Slate says that there’s nothing wrong with men [...]
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