Selected readingJanuary 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…