Monthly Archives: January 2010

Quick Hit: Itty Bitty Titties Banned in Australian Porn

TweetSo many jokes come to mind here, but I’m going to leave the analysis to Ms. Naughty on Australia’s weird ban: Why ban small boobs? I can only assume it stems from paranoia that flat chests somehow stir up the pedophiles. And you only need to mention that “p” word to start a full-scale moral [...]
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Apparently Diamonds Aren’t Forever

TweetHalle Tecco has an interesting, albeit thin, piece up at HuffPo about the waning interest in diamonds as engagement/wedding rings. She sites the ethical issues, as well as questions about originality, style, and the symbol of ownership. This is quite a shift, although not as large as you might guess when you look at the [...]
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Psychiatry’s Bias Problem

TweetThe Association for Women in Psychology (AWP) is continually analyzing and advocating about bias, particularly gender-related, in psychiatric diagnosis, but they’ve got their eyes on the prize these days: the DSMV, set to be published in 2013. For those who aren’t familiar, the DSM, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, is essentially the bible [...]
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Blogger Asks “How could humans do this to themselves?” in Haiti

Tweet“Imagine that I’m a caveman,” writer and former basketball player Paul Shirley urges his readers in a recent post on the devastation in Haiti over at FlipCollective. As you continue reading, he makes it very easy: While the earthquake was, obviously, unavoidable, the way in which many of the people of Haiti lived was not. [...]
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Deconstructing Chris Matthews

TweetChris Matthews on MSNBC: “I forgot he was black tonight for an hour.” There will undoubtedly be a lot of conversation about Chris Matthews potentially well-intentioned, albeit totally misguided, attempt to talk about the ways in which Obama’s leadership affected him last night. He’s already attempted to clarify, talking about how miraculous he found it [...]
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