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Archive for November, 2007

Internal Landscapes: Medical Images of the Body

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Laurie says: I had an ultrasound procedure last week. When I have the rare opportunity to see my internal landscape, I always take advantage of it. Sometimes the procedures have been difficult for me, but I don’t care, I want to see the photos. I asked the tech to turn the screen around so I […]

Books Signed by Laurie

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Laurie says: I’ve been getting emails asking me about books to be signed and personalized for Xmas gifts. If you’d like a signed copy of Women En Large: Images of Fat Nudes or Familiar Men: A Book of Nudes, just order it on the website and send me an email at telling me your […]

“My Wife Isn’t Sexy Anymore” and What You Can Do About It

Monday, November 26th, 2007

Laurie and Debbie say: Your cousin Vito nails the glaring flaw in Dan Savage’s latest column. The poor gentleman who wrote in is “royally depressed” because his wife has gotten fat (“let herself go”) and is no longer attractive. Savage has a predictably straighforward answer: … start with complete honesty. It’s not that hard to […]

Thanksgiving 2007

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

Laurie and Debbie say: As is becoming an annual habit, we’d like to take advantage of the American Thanksgiving holiday to list some things in the world to be thankful for. We spend a lot of time blogging about what makes us angry, unhappy, dispirited. We think that makes it important to spend a moment […]

Uncle Sam Wants You, But You’d Better Be Careful

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Debbie says: In case you had any doubts that our society only values whole and healthy people … The U.S. Military is demanding that thousands of wounded service personnel give back signing bonuses because they are unable to serve out their commitments. To get people to sign up, the military gives enlistment bonuses up to […]

Blogroll Redone!

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Laurie and Debbie say: We’ve intended for a long time to re-organize, categorize, and update our blogroll, and tonight we sat down and did it! We based our category ideas on the ones from Rachel’s Tavern, modifying them to fit our different focus. Check it out; there’s cool stuff for everyone. blogging, blogroll, categories, Body […]

Miss Landmine Angola 2008

Monday, November 19th, 2007

Laurie and Debbie say: Since it was featured on the extremely popular website BoingBoing, we probably won’t surprise you when we tell you that you can vote right now for Miss Landmine Angola 2008. This is the second year of the controversial competition, heartchild of Norwegian artist Morten Traavik. Ten women who have lost a […]

Gender and Aging: Men Who Look Like Old Lesbians

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

Laurie and Debbie say: Gina DeVries at The Bilerico Project has run across a rather silly blog devoted entirely to pictures of “men who look like old Lesbians.” Gina is amused, and feels like she probably should be offended. We, on the other hand, are amused, interested, and not offended. When this conversation arises, it’s […]

Evolutionary Psychology: Viewed in Context

Monday, November 12th, 2007

Laurie and Debbie say: Regular readers will know that we keep coming across evolutionary psychology news articles which infuriate us, and which seem to be based on either tiny studies (some as small as 13 people) and/or tiny bits of information. The two newest ones: Women walk differently in various stages of their menstrual cycle […]

I Have to Pay for Love, and It’s the Feminists’ Fault

Friday, November 9th, 2007

Debbie says: Jonquil has found a couple of essays on related topics, both by politically conservative Anglo American men, and she and her commenters have drawn some interesting and useful conclusions from them. Steven den Beste is unhappy, because women have been replaced by “female persons,” and female persons don’t smile at him, or hug […]