A Matter of Size

I don’t think I’m alone in this, but I’ve spent at least 70% of my shopping time digging through piles of S and XS sized shirts. I was surprised to find that in the men’s section, they put the larger sizes at the top of the pile, and they have more of the larger sizes…

The Taliban has a friend in this female…

The NYTimes has a piece on a woman who writes to encourage men to join in the jihad against the West (the correct phrase might be to just join the jihad – I am not well-versed enough in Islam to know if there is only one jihad or if there are several flavors). She claims…

Move over, GPA – I’ve got a new number to show my worth

Here is a fantastic (really, just fantastic) blast from the past – the APA has posted the ‘Martial Scale,’ in which husbands rated their wives based on various characteristics – for example, having the ‘seem in your hose crooked’ is a demerit (I don’t wear hose, but imagine it would be fair grounds to kill),…

Happy Mother’s Day

Do you know about Postsecret? It is an online art project created by Frank Warren, who posts anonymous cards with both touching and hateful confessions. Postsecret may push the envelope for free speech, but I still wince a little when I see something like this: I can only guess that the point of this postcard…

As if I needed another reason…

Those who know me know of my vitriolic hatred of Facebook, but this just gives me one more thing to add to my litany of reasons of why on this cultural phenomenon, I’m right. A new application entitled ‘Pieces of Flair’ has been created  wherein  you can choose fancy buttons to put on your profile. …

Who is the real Lesbian?

BBC has an article today that raises a most unexpected question: who has the right to call themselves a lesbian? Well, anyone who identifies as one, you might propose. But does that mean homosexual women, or the Greek islanders of Lesbos? Currently, campaigners on the island are preparing to go to court to prevent a…