Monthly Archives: December 2006

Sometimes I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion

TweetSigh. An editorial in today’s NY Times voices concern over “Middle School Girls Gone Wild.” Wild dancing that is. They writhe and strut, shake their bottoms, splay their legs, thrust their chests out and in and out again. Some straddle empty chairs, like lap dancers without laps. They don’t smile much. Their faces are locked [...]
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Wishful thinking study: Housework cuts breast cancer risk

Tweet “I hate chores, but I guess I hate cancer more!” I couldn’t help it, I started laughing when I read the headline of this article. A new study says that women who exercise by doing housework can reduce their risk of breast cancer. The research on more than 200,000 women from nine European countries [...]
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Puke-inducing post of the day

TweetI mean, seriously? Tweet
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Intimate Partner Violence declines

TweetThe Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) reports that the intimate partner violence rate has declined since 1993. (Thanks, VAWA!) In 1993 nonfatal intimate partner violence was 5.8 victimizations per 1,000 U.S. residents 12 years old and older. By 2004 this rate had fallen to 2.6 victimizations per 1,000 individuals. …The number of intimate partner homicide [...]
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Best moment ever.

TweetThe lovely Miss Samhita is in town, which means I’m in a state of perpetual hangover nastiness. Naturally. Classic Samhita: Outside a Lower East Side bar, a random guy saunters up and tries to light Samhita’s cig. He can’t get it to work. Samhita rolls her eyes at him and says, “Fuck that patriarchal bullshit, [...]
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