Doing the right thing is often difficult.

Former President Jimmy Carter has a lot of attributes to recommend him – his Southern accent, his wood-working mastery, his being generally likable enough to be elected to the Presidency (though not enough to be elected twice) – but his authored op-ed piece in The Guardian isn’t one of them. His piece, titled The words…

Let’s call a spade a spade, shall we?

WaPo’s long, rambling, long-on-details-short-on-insight piece on Randall Terry, founder of Operation Resuce and BFF of Jesus, opens thus: Randall Terry has a thing for fake blood. He buys it by the jug ($31.95 a gallon from a costume store in South Bend, Ind.) and splatters it over baby dolls to represent aborted fetuses or smears…

It depends on what the definition of is, is.

The NYTimes is reporting that the Obama administration is now opening the way for women who are (sexually, physically) abused to seek asylum in the US, reversing the (implicit) policy under the Bush administration. While I obviously applaud the change, I’m a little confused by the reporting. Consider [emphases mine]: In addition to meeting other…

Hair Down There

I wish to blog about an issue that is on my mind constantly!  Well, maybe not constantly, but often enough.  It is the issue of pubic hair and WHY it is considered appropriate and even “sexy” in Western societies for women to get rid of theirs.   We Western women go to great lengths to shave,…