November 22, 2004
Family as idol
Jennifer's recent post linking to an article on gender-selective technology started me on a train of thought, or perhaps continued...
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November 04, 2004
It was a dark and stormy night
Of all the post-election posts I've seen, I think my favorite is from Rilina: I began to consider something Tavis...
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October 15, 2004
Abortion and poverty
Joe Cecil and NJL are both citing an article in Sojourners arguing that reducing poverty will reduce abortion. Among the...
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October 05, 2004
Drinking the Italian way
A month ago Chris lamented the prevalence of binge drinking at his college, and I remarked that the Italian teenagers...
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September 23, 2004
The resident aliens vote
Klingons endorse Kerry. Maybe he'll have them over for a bowl of serpent worms to show his appreciation....
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September 09, 2004
I do my part
A little while ago, Joe Guada discovered that as a gay man, he's bringing on the end of Western civilization....
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July 26, 2004
In defense of the mushy middle
Keith at Among the Ruins is ticked off over John Kerry's "incomprehensible" position on abortion. This is what Kerry said...
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May 17, 2004
More deadly than the male
I mentioned recently that, despite the claim that our society finds gender difference to be a passe concept, almost everybody...
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May 15, 2004
I was really sad to hear about the suicide of David Reimer, a boy who, after a freak accident, was...
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March 08, 2004
Think outside the box!
Although I've been writing about the theology of sex a lot lately, I haven't commented on the whole gay-marriage debate...
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February 19, 2004
A puzzlement
Last week Peter lamented that politics are bumming him out: Well, in addition to the developing Bush going AWOL during...
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January 15, 2004
Comment catchup
Some time ago I left a comment on one of Chris Burgwald's posts, and due to the various distractions never...
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December 17, 2003
Tolkien and Saddam
Yes, I'm catching the opening of Return of the King tonight. Some friends and co-workers and I are going to...
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December 01, 2003
Today is World AIDS Day. Peter quotes from a rousing screed on the subject, plus a link to help you...
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Let's play master and servant
One story I missed while I was on break was this flapdoodle over the naming of "master" and "slave" hard...
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November 12, 2003
The measure of man
It seems to be Testosterone Week here at my blog, but I'm still pondering the whole masculinity thing. Once again,...
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October 10, 2003
There's a discussion over at Crooked Timber about whether affairs between professors and students should be forbidden. I think Daniel...
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October 08, 2003
Son preference
Kieran Healy recently posted a story about studies suggesting Americans still have a preference for sons over daughters -- although...
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September 24, 2003
Sex and status
There was a passionate exchange recently between Ampersand and Eve Tushnet about gender roles. Roughly speaking, she's for them, he's...
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September 09, 2003
Abusing linguistics for fun and profit
Cinderella Bloggerfeller says today the Edward Said rejects the theory of Indo-European linguistic unity on the grounds that it's "Orientalist."...
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August 28, 2003
Dreaming on
Today is the 40th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. I don't know what to add...
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August 14, 2003
Nor bends with the remover to remove
Eugene Volokh posts on a lawsuit against a new New York high school reserved for homosexual, bisexual and "questioning" students....
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John Zmirak apparently Googled up my July 11 post referring to him and left a huge comment in it (scroll...
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July 26, 2003
Adventures in social science
There's been a lot of laughing and snorting lately directed at a Berkeley study that purports to identify the personality...
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July 24, 2003
Vote your conscience
Florida will restore the voting rights of 125,000 felons. I have to say, this business of permanently depriving convicts of...
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July 21, 2003
By any other name
I didn't realize when I floated my lokayata idea that another blogger, Amaravati, pointed out the Sanskrit word adevin. Adevin,...
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July 14, 2003
No new thing under the sun
In my comments to this post, David referred to an article by the philosopher Daniel Dennett, promoting the use of...
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July 11, 2003
That about sums it up
So we've had the Shorter Steven Den Beste, the Shorter Edward Said and the Shorter a lot of other people,...
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July 08, 2003
The marrying kind
Several people have responded to my post about privatizing marriage. Eve Tushnet writes: I worry that Camassia is falling into...
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July 04, 2003
The bonds of matrimony
Eve Tushnet is ticked off at Michael Kinsley for saying the state should get out of marriage. Her work at...
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June 30, 2003
From the Barbary Coast
Cinderella Bloggerfeller has a couple of interesting posts (one and two) about the Berbers, the indigenous people of North Africa....
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June 26, 2003
I know from righteous, I know from sin
I've been thinking the last couple days about politics. Not any political event in particular, but about my own politics....
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June 23, 2003
A separate union
It's interesting to me that Noah Millman and Josh Claybourn, two political and religious conservatives, are both inching toward the...
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