Selected reading

January 26, 2009 at 11:30 pm | Posted in Misc. | Leave a comment

Just some stuff I’ve read here or there:

  • The most sinister-sounding headline of the month: “Women’s ‘Liberation’ Through Submission: An Evangelical Anti-Feminism Is Born”
  • Someone thought it’d be a good idea to create a speaker system modelled on a woman’s body. In case you’re wondering, the sound comes out of the breasts. Do people really buy this kind of thing?
  • Natalie Dylan, who has apparently attracted bids of up to $3.7m for her virginity (just think how much she could’ve got if we weren’t mired in the mother of all recessions), writes at The Daily Beast about her motivations and experience.
  • Elizabeth Dickinson waves ‘good riddance‘ to the global gag rule.
  • Erwin James has an absolutely stellar post explaining the importance of good education in the prison system.
  • At Demos, Silvia Guglielmi writes about the importance of aspirations when discussing social mobility.
  • Phil Plait is concerned that our top science guy is basically advocating the use of magic.
  • And it turns out that we are all born with an innate sense of rhythm. Alas, the post doesn’t explain how lots of us then go on to lose it…

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