Laurie Toby Edison


Archive for August, 2007

“Everybody Knows …”: The Obesity Context

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Debbie says: Sorry to have been away for so long. Laurie is, of course, traveling, and I was out of town at a wedding (which I really want to write about) and then I’ve been a) catching up, and b) a little sick. But I’m here now, and I have tons of juicy links to […]

Daddy and I: White Fathers, Asian Daughters

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Debbie says: I’m out of my comfort zone blogging about photography without Laurie. At the same time, I don’t want to leave this one alone for the month or more that she’ll be gone. O Zhang is a photographer from the People’s Republic of China. I didn’t know her work before today. Her latest series, […]

Asian Stereotypes, Eye Color Judgments, the Dangers of Fat, and More: Junk Science Round-Up

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

Debbie says: I have so many bad body-image science links, I’m not even sure where to begin. So I’ll start with the stupidest and most offensive of a remarkable lot, partly because this is the one that introduced me to the Guardian‘s “bad science” series, which is apparently a blog plus a newspaper sequence. You […]

Off to Japan

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

Laurie says: My complete Women of Japan project and gallery texts (edited by Debbie and translated by a number of helpful people, including Beth Cary, Hagiwara Hiroko, and others) will be shown for the first time as a featured exhibit of Nippon 2007, the World Science Fiction Convention. The exhibit will be at the Pacifico […]

Racism: Thinly Disguised as Studying Nerds

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Laurie and Debbie say: We waited until we could blog together (in the short window before Laurie goes to Japan) to do this one. According to this article in the New York Times, “Nerdiness … is largely a matter of racially tinged behavior. People who are considered nerds tend to act in ways that are, […]

Neil Gaiman’s Stardust: Evil Crones, Decorative Maidens, and One Shackled Mother

Sunday, August 12th, 2007

Debbie says: I went to see Stardust yesterday. Neil Gaiman, who wrote the underlying book and produced the movie, is a friend of many friends, and I admire a lot of his work. Before I take apart the gender politics of this movie, I do want to say that Gaiman has done a lot of […]

Race and Public Blow Jobs

Monday, August 6th, 2007

Debbie says: I knew that International Blog Against Racism Week was coming, but I didn’t realize it was starting today until after I had this post half written. Now you might not ordinarily think that racism was a defining factor in the tearoom trade (a slang term for blow jobs in rest rooms and parks). […]

More on Hypersimplification

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

Debbie says: BC Holmes posted a long and thoughtful response to Laurie’s and my post last week on “the politics of hypersimplification.” BC, who is trans, says, among other things: Well, where apprehension about transfolk exists, I am at the receiving end of it. Forgive me if I’m not taking extra time to acknowledge the […]