Monthly Archive: October 2005

Oct 30 2005

The Study Study

The alert reader will have observed that I am lately enamored of studies. Or more precisely, of newspaper reports on studies illuminating the errant deviating weirdness of women. Some mornings, as I gaze beyond the crema on my espresso to contemplate another dusty cobweb on the ceiling, I imagine that I will one day conduct …

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Oct 29 2005

Got Sluts?

The US government is keeping track of irresponsible American round-heels. Quoth the AP, "Nearly 1.5 million babies, a record, were born to unmarried women in the United States last year." Note that the AP does not say "bachelor dudes begat a record 1.5 million bastard offspring last year." In fact, the story doesn’t mention men …

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Oct 29 2005

Japan To Sex Slaves: “Rape Was Not A War Crime Until 1949″

Lee Ok-Sun, left From an October 28 Amnesty International press release chastizing the Japanese government for its failure to take responsibility for the brutalities perpetrated against enslaved "comfort women" during WW II: "I was taken to China when I was 16 years old," says South Korean national Lee Ok-sun, now aged 79. She was abducted …

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Oct 29 2005

The Best Bangs On The Market Today

Patsy Stone models the latest in cancerwear Yesterday my oncologist persuaded me to have a PET scan, which is one of those shoot-you-up-with-radioactive-isotopes-and-lie-absolutely -motionless-in-a-giant-metal-tube-for-an-hour dealios. Supposedly it will tell her (the oncologist) where else my disease has migrated, but according to the technician the results are classified until I have had a chance to enjoy …

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Oct 28 2005

He’s Gay, Jim

First, and most importantly: Sulu comes out at last! Second: Science Daily reports that the Netherlands is considering banning the burka on the grounds that it "could be used to conceal a terrorist." Which strikes me as completely cockamamie–since terrorists can just as easily be concealed in a pair of Dockers, or in a violin …

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Oct 28 2005

Something Else

I’ll be away from my desk today, so I leave you with a needling little example of the patriarchal tendency to use language to cognitively separate women from the default (male) population. It comes in the form of a news story circulating in the UK and India about workers’ unhappiness with their wages: "Nearly half …

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Oct 27 2005

Twisty In TVLand

Yesterday, in order to keep from putrefying around the Twisty bungalow like a lazy old tumor, I went on a house tour with my brother-in-law, who is some kind of real estate dude. The tour is called The Parade of Homes. The name of the tour, I discovered, is a bit misleading, since it is …

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Oct 27 2005

Men’s Group Has Brilliant Idea

Check this out: "If you want to curb domestic violence, men need to be more responsible." That’s the zany notion that an Ocala, Florida group called Men Against Violence Against Women have come up with. At a recent meeting of the group, a klieg light flashed over the head of the Ocala police chief, who …

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Oct 27 2005

Smart Fat Married Chicks: “Me Not So Horny”

A day without one of these stupid studies that show how women are somehow deficient or funky or odd, especially when it comes to sex, is like a day without pork mole tacos. So you can imagine how I flew into transports (a phrase I picked up in a fantasy novel) upon discovering this Canadian …

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Oct 26 2005

Korean Sexologists: Women Lie

Great news! Korea has an Institute for Sexology! And, like all institutes for sexology, they’ve conducted a popular boys vs. girls study! "It found that a mere 4.4 percent of women thought sex was important in marriage, compared with 77 percent of men — almost as many as the 74.8 percent of women who said …

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