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Archive for April, 2011

Clothing, Sex, Safety, and Power

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Lynne Murray says: The Big Fat Blog recently linked to a Jezebel piece describing Sarah Hughes’ Safe & Sexy portraits, which have evolved into The Persona Project, slide show and PBS feature at Need to Know. Watch the full episode. For years, artist Sarah Hughes has been traveling around the world photographing women (and a […]

Madness, Brilliance, Brain Chemistry, and More

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Debbie says: I’ve had the good fortune to meet Will Hall in person a few times, most recently this past week at a conference called Worldwork . If you don’t know Will’s work (or if you do), he’s a mental health advocate with (in my experience) an extraordinary perspective. He’s been a patient in the […]

Science, Religion and What “Makes Us Fat.”

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Lynne Murray says: I have more affection for science than many people because, in a way, it was if not the family religion, certainly the culture I grew up in. One thing I learned from my research psychologist father along with the catechism of the scientific method was some insight into the politics of what […]

Photo of the Week

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Laurie says: This photo from Women of Japan was taken in the park by the Kamo river in Kyoto. ..

Boys in Pink! The Horror!

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Debbie says: J. Crew doesn’t make a damn thing I could fit into, at least not for the parts of my body their clothes are meant for. So I’ve never paid much attention. Until now. I have so many different reactions to this ad. First, I applaud them for their courage. Of course, they’re being […]


Monday, April 11th, 2011

Marlene says: Florida Representative Scott Randolph was admonished for using the word uterus on the floor of the Florida House. This tragicomic event was the result of Randolph’s comments about the current Republican priorities which (of course) call for complete deregulation of business and total regulation of women’s bodies. He said: “The point is that […]

Thoughts on Bullying

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Laurie and Debbie say: We were struck by this post from Angry Black Bitch, which started when she read a mainstream article about a trend in which parents get cosmetic surgery for their children to protect the children from bullies. Samantha is having cosmetic surgery because she gets teased about her protruding ears. “The kids […]

Photo of the Week

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Laurie says: It’s April and that feels like a good time for this Photo of the Week from Familiar Men: A Book of Nudes.

Counting Women In

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Lynne Murray says: The most useful course I ever took in college was Behavior Modification, and the professor’s motto was:”When you care, care enough to count.” He was satirizing the famous Hallmark Cards slogan, “When you care enough to send the very best.” What he meant was extremely important: If you want to change a […]

We’re Back Up

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Laurie says: Hurray we’re back up! (Please pass it on.) We missed you, and I was getting very frustrated. There was a problem when we upgraded to a new version of Word Press and we’re been down since Wednesday. Thanks to Paul Novitski, who does our web work, we’re up and running again. I looks […]