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Archive for February, 2007

Heroically Blonde

Monday, February 26th, 2007

Laurie and Debbie say: Unfortunately, this story is true. Laurie instantly recognized, however, that it ought to be a movie starring Reese Witherspoon. Honestly, it would be much better as a movie than it is as a newspaper story. Here’s how it goes. Plucky blonde Reese is horrified when her sorority sisters are “evicted” from […]

Are You Looking at Me?

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

Debbie says: I didn’t see anything particular to say when John Amaechi “came out” as the first openly gay man in the NBA. That didn’t change when former NBA allstar Tim Hardaway declared himself as an outspoken homophobe, a man who hates gay people. But then Michael Medved stepped into the fray. (A quick word […]

Oh, the Links!

Monday, February 19th, 2007

Debbie says: I’ve been putting off a links post for a while now, and the interesting pointers are adding up. Because I can’t resist her picture (and what she has to say is even better), I’m starting with the Funky Ghetto Hijabi on having this picture of her on the cover of the local Style […]

Don’t Mourn; Organize

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

Debbie says: Heather McAllister is dead, after a long struggle with ovarian cancer. If you didn’t know Heather or her work, I’m sorry. She was a leader in the fight for fat women to be seen as full-blown sexy, with all the trimmings. She and her Fat-Bottom Review burlesque troupe posed for Leonard Nimoy’s Full […]


Sunday, February 11th, 2007

Debbie says: I’m having the special kind of satisfaction that comes with discovering that someone else has worked out clear language and theory for something I’ve been struggling with on my own … A few years ago, I clarified for myself a distinction which I called “racism” versus “racialism.” For a long time before that, […]

The Truth about the HPV Vaccine

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

Debbie says: (Because of travel schedules and other complications, I’ll be blogging without Laurie for another couple of weeks. But don’t worry; she’s fine and she’ll be back.) I’ve gotten interested in the controversy over Gardasil, Merck Corporation’s human papilloma virus vaccine which is about to be mandatory for girls in Texas (unless their parents […]

Blogging for Choices

Sunday, February 4th, 2007

Debbie says: I completely missed Blogging for Choice day, and if I had been aware of it, I most likely would have said, “What else is there to say on the topic?” Which is at least part of why I was knocked out by Darkdaughta’s post on the topic. I recommend following her plan for […]