Monthly Archives: May 2010

First it was the “He-cession.” Now we have the “Menaissance.”

TweetThis piece by a writer at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is just too much. Shitting on those feminine “metrosexuals” to coin the “retrosexual” in what is the new era of the “menaissance,” his word play is as intense as his boner for Don Draper. The Mad Men fan has taken the show’s depiction of masculinity a [...]
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Quick Hit: Going deeper into the Facebook privacy controversy

TweetDanah Boyd has a nuanced and powerful analysis of all these FB shananigans that is not to be missed. An excerpt: In documenting Zuckerberg’s attitudes about transparency, Kirkpatrick sheds light on one of the weaknesses of his philosophy: Zuckerberg doesn’t know how to resolve the positive (and in his head inevitable) outcomes of transparency with [...]
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Happy Birthday, Miriam!

TweetI figured what better way to celebrate Miriam’s 26th birthday than to revive Courtney’s famous rap about “the business”… Transcript after the jump If you’d like to show Miriam some birthday love, she’s encouraging friends to support the Astraea Lesbian Foundation For Justice – please donate today! Tweet
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Don’t Ask Don’t Tell two steps closer to repeal

TweetYesterday, the U.S. House and a Senate committee approved amendments which would repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell - but as Vanessa noted this week – only after some “compromises” are met. Under the compromise, the repeal would occur after a military review of the matter and subsequent approval by Obama, the defense secretary and the [...]
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What We Missed

TweetAs if we needed more depressing news about why this is not and never was a “hecession.” The American Academy of Pediatrics has reversed its decision last month regarding the practice of female circumcision. Two outraged bio-ethicists call for a registry to find out what the long-term health risks are of egg donation. Kristal Brent [...]
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