Category Archives: gender

Lavender scurred.

This month, University of Chicago Press is offering David K. Johnson’s excellent The Lavender Scare for free download as an e-book.  You’ll need Adobe Digital Editions to view it, which you can also download for free.  Links to both can … Continue reading

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Thursday listenings.

Yeah, so I took like a month and a half off from blogging.  Deal with it, people–I’m a busy man.  So here’s some stuff I’ve been listening to: 1. How Was Your Week? with Julie Klausner This lady wears many … Continue reading

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Hypocritical and appalling, indeed.

Via Jezebel: Because buying light bulbs is totally like getting an abortion, am I right, ladies?  Paul tells Hogan that it’s “hypocritical and appalling” that she and other members of the Obama administration support one kind of choice (women’s access … Continue reading

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Head-desking for purity.

Want to know why monogamy matters?  The New York Times’ resident arch-conservative Ross Douthat is here to tell you, pulling together a couple recent studies to argue imply that 1) today’s young people are waiting to longer to have sex, … Continue reading

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Speaking of the New York Times‘ “Disunion” series, this morning I woke up to see that former Temple professor (and esteemed member of my comps committee) Liz Varon actually had an entry at the beginning of the month on the … Continue reading

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Real quickly while I have a few minutes (this week is crazy and it’s only just begun), here‘s a recap by Anna North at Jezebel of yet another Wall Street Journal piece on why America is going to pieces because … Continue reading

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Speaking truth to power.

Via Towleroad, here’s video of Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA) speaking on the House floor last night about the Republican proposal to defund Planned Parenthood, which provides contraceptives and abortions in addition to basic medical care to low income women: Cutting … Continue reading

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