Category Archives: Culture

So, can we call them racists yet?

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Tar Baby

Oh no he didn’t. It’s amazing what people will say when they think you ain’t in the room. SNOW: Having said that, I don’t want to hug the tar baby of trying to comment on the program, the alleged program, … Continue reading

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Boss from Hell

I’ve been seeing previews for The Devil Wears Prada, and as much as I’d like to see Meryl Streep sink her teeth into what looks like a pretty over-the-top role, I don’t think we’ll be spending any babysitting mojo on … Continue reading

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The Blessed and the Unblessed

Becky, over at Preemptive Karma, makes an interesting observation about Ken Lay’s courthouse steps declaration that "God has blessed me and my family enormously." Funny how many crooks invoke God when their honesty is being questioned. And funny how they … Continue reading

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We All Have Choices

The title of this post is borrowed from a fraternity brother of mine, now deceased, who was often heard to utter that phrase to someone who was — figuratively speaking — charging headlong down a dead-end road. Alex would roll … Continue reading

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The Duke Rape Case & the Angry White Guys

I haven’t done much writing around about the Duke Lacrosse team rape case, mainly because others have done such a great job of it. Rachel, in fact, has been doing a yeoman’s task on covering it and pushing the discussion … Continue reading

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Faith & Family

"Black Mothers ‘Don’t Reject Gay Sons’" Really? News to me. That’s what I said to myself when I read the headline above. Then I read further and understood. We’re talking about black mothers in Britain. In a direct challenge to … Continue reading

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Weekend Book Review: Self-Made Man

Given my interest in the whole subject of gender, and how often I’ve written about it here, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I picked up a copy of Norah Vincent’s Self-Made Man : One Woman’s Journey into Manhood … Continue reading

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Respecting an Establishment of Religion

I’m sure I’m going to open myself up to charges of religious bigotry here, but I think this adds up to legitimate cause for concern. It can’t be a coincidence that a state whose governor recently declared war on birth … Continue reading

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Sometimes It’s Hard To Be a Woman

Tammy Wynette had no idea. It’s apparently getting a lot harder, and South Dakota’s abortion bill is only the tip of the proverbial ice berg. I’ve been stowing away links related to women’s issues for the past week or so, … Continue reading

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Introverts of the World Unite?

Introverts forming a movement? As a self-professed introvert myself, that sounds kind of funny. It wouldn’t be a terribly noisy movement, that’s for sure. I picture of big group of people (assuming you could even get a significant number of … Continue reading

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Masulinity as Memoir

Rachel has recommended a few times that I read Michael Kimmel’s essay “Masculinity as Homophobia,” and was kind a while back enough to send me a link to a copy of it after my own searches yielded little more than … Continue reading

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Just Checking

Not that there was ever any doubt, but once I ran across the quiz over at Scientific American Mind, I took it as an opportunity to just check in. I was led to the quiz by a post at the … Continue reading

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Ban Baptists from Broadway

And Hollywood, and just about anywhere else that culture, art, and homosexuality intersect. Because they just can’t handle it. I’ve been reading various reports about the controversy that gay actor and activist Chad Allen’s star turn in the missionary flick … Continue reading

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The Freying of America

Several years ago, I was a regular Oprah viewer. I had my VCR (that should tell you how long ago) set to record her show every afternoon, and I’d watch it while having dinner after work. When I read elsewhere … Continue reading

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