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Tuesday Linksday

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Debbie says: A very rich selection of links this week: Extreme wheelchair sports provide great visuals: Wheelz does what he calls WCMX, or wheelchair motocross. It’s like BMX, except with four wheels instead of two. Oh, and a disability thrown in just to keep it interesting. Wheelz practically invented the sport. There are other wheelchair […]

Ramadan Began This Week

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Laurie and Debbie say: We started out thinking we’d blog about this superb post from Muslimah Media Watch which we saw on Racialicious, but the more we looked at it, the more we realized we didn’t have anything to add or analyze. So we’re just reposting the whole thing. We recommend exploring the links. Ramadan […]

Talking to Gentile Boys

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Laurie and Debbie say: Lance Pauker at shared a fraternity email on how to talk to Jewish girls, allegedly written for a mostly-Christian fraternity which was paired with a mostly-Jewish sorority for Greek week. Pauker wants us to understand that: Before the Politcally Correct Priscillas and Sensitive Susies get all hot and bothered, really […]

Anti-Semitism in Hungary: History Must Not Repeat Itself

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Laurie and Debbie say: If you live in the U.S., and you’re not watching the news extremely carefully, you probably don’t know that a powerful Hungarian politician, Marton Gyongyosi, made a speech in the Hungarian parliament at the end of November, calling for “the authorities to compile a national list of Hungarian Jews, especially those […]

Nude Photos as a Revolutionary Act (NSFW)

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Laurie and Debbie say: The Nude Revolutionary Calendar is a project undertaken in support of Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, a young Egyptian woman who posted nude portraits of herself on Twitter last November, tagged #NudePhotoRevolutionary. Here’s a nude portrait of Elmahdy. According to writer Saskia Vogel, Elmahdy and her boyfriend were criminally charged with “violating morals, […]

Deus Vult: “God Wills It”

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Laurie and Debbie say: Believers in a Judeo-Christian god must, by definition, believe that the world was designed by that god as (s)he wished it to be. The Latin phrase is “Deus Vult,” translated literally as “God wills it.” In this context, let’s contrast a popular (although far from universal) Christian view of sexuality with […]

This Could Be the Last Blog You Ever Read …

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Laurie and Debbie say: A preacher in Debbie’s home town of Oakland, California, has done the calculations: How often do we get a chance to write a timely analysis of the end of the world? First of all, end of the world predictions are nothing new. In the Christian framework, they started about 100 years […]

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