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Archive for January, 2013

Health Panics in Historical Perspective

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Lesley A Hall is an archivist at the Wellcome Library, London and a historian who has published extensively on issues on gender, sexuality and bodies in the nineteenth and twentieth century UK. Her most recent publication is Sex, Gender and Social Change in Britain since 1880, 2nd edition (Palgrave, 2012). Check out her website and […]

What the War on Sex Workers Doesn’t Do

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Laurie and Debbie say: cross-posted on Feministe Melissa Gira Grant has an excellent article in Reason this week, laying out exactly what’s wrong with the war on “sex trafficking,” which is conducted largely by women who identify as feminists, and how and why it is really a war on sex workers. The last paragraph of […]

Artist’s Sabbatical

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Laurie says: I have a photography project that I’ve been wanting to work on for about the last year and there simply wasn’t enough time for it. So, I’m taking an Artist’s Sabbatical this winter to work on it. This means that regretfully, I won’t be at either Boskone or Norwescon. I’ll really miss people […]

Stunning Volcanoes

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Laurie says: I’ve had a long passion for living volcanoes. It began when I shot at Mt St Helen a few years after it erupted and saw it smoking. It was the first time I’d seen a live volcano.  Since then I’ve made a point of seeing them, often on the Big Island (Hawaii). Sometimes I’ve […]

“Racism Still Exists”: The Power of Art

Friday, January 18th, 2013

cross-posted on Feministe Laurie says: RISE (Racism Still Exists) is an anonymous artist group putting up powerful posters in Bed-Stuy in Brooklyn. It’s a very long time black neighborhood and is now rapidly gentrifying. I used to visit a good friend of my grandmother’s there years ago. It sounds like I wouldn’t recognize much of […]

Reflections on Caring, or Things to Think About Along the Freeway

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Dr. Lisa Freitag is a former pediatrician in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her first guest post on modern medicine, ethics, and the reality of patient care is here. Lisa Freitag says: I am getting very tired of seeing the word “care” in medical advertisements. At least along the Minnesota freeways, it seems that only medical conglomerates and […]

Older Mothers: When the Camera Doesn’t Lie, the Captions Do

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Debbie says: Philip N. Cohen blogs at Family Inequality, where he has written recently here and here about how the older-mother phenomenon is misrepresented in articles and data. In this Sociological Images post, he takes on the visual imagery that goes with the misrepresentations. This picture is sold by a stock photo agency as a […]

Lynne Hurdle-Price: Another Fat Hero

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Lynne Murray says: Thanks to Tante Terri at Fatties United for sharing another fat hero: Lynne Hurdle-Price is amazing. She is a wife, mother, actress, writer, runs her own company (creating honest dialogue on diversity), she has a workshop series helping teens to face fear and achieve their best, she has her own entertainment production […]

Your Body Is Not A Shark

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

Laurie says: I’ve watched my  daughter Cid working intensely on this dance collaboration for the last year.   The article I’m quoting from SFArts is a superb conversation about Your Body is Not a Shark, disability, art and the way limits can lead to brilliant work.  Read the whole piece. (Article is on the red bar […]

Rolling Jubilee: Debt and Forgiveness

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Debbie says: Welcome to 2013! We hope you had sane holidays. In our Thanksgiving post, Laurie and I mentioned Rolling Jubilee. We both wanted to give it a little more space of its own. Jubilee comes from many faith traditions including Judaism, Christianity and Islam. A jubilee is an event in which all debts are […]