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Is The Nerd Middle the Cure for Kiddie Sexism?

Is The Nerd Middle the Cure for Kiddie Sexism?
By April 24, 2008

My son has reached the dread age where the genders start to separate at school, and he’s not happy. While he likes nominally traditional boy things, such as baseball and basketball and watching cartoon explosions, he also enjoys the company … Read More

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Are Overbearing Men a Feminist Issue? Check Your Pants for the Answer

Are Overbearing Men a Feminist Issue?  Check Your Pants for the Answer
By April 23, 2008

Do you need a penis in your pants to speak your mind? That’s the rhetorical question Amy Alkon, self-proclaimed advice goddess, puts to activist guru Rebecca Solnit in response to Solnit’s Los Angeles Times op-ed suggesting that men—at least some … Read More

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New Book Helps Mothers Explain Why They’re Getting Plastic Surgery

New Book Helps Mothers Explain Why They’re Getting Plastic Surgery
By April 16, 2008

Hey parents, concerned that your kids are suffering from too much self-esteem? Does your six-year-old stand to inherit a big Ashkenazi snout, and is she distressingly cavalier about this eventuality? Luckily, a Florida plastic surgeon named Dr. Michael Salzhauer is … Read More

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Max Mosley Thought He Was Paying for Discretion, Not Dehumanization

Max Mosley Thought He Was Paying for Discretion, Not Dehumanization
By April 11, 2008

Henri is a Jew. He operates a semi-private BDSM bar in Berlin. The first night we met, he wept into my camera. We drank shots of Campari and I promised to keep rolling as he kept talking. The bar was … Read More

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Five Famous Sex Strikes, from Lysistrata to the Current Israeli Mikvah Workers’ Boycott

Five Famous Sex Strikes, from Lysistrata to the Current Israeli Mikvah Workers’ Boycott
By April 11, 2008

Israeli mikvah attendants—the women who supervise dunks into the ritual baths to make sure they’re kosher—haven’t been paid in five months, so Kolech, an Orthodox feminist organization, is working to organize a mikvah boycott until ladies of the bath get … Read More

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Silly Moms, Always Sending Urgent Bris-Related Text Messages

Silly Moms, Always Sending Urgent Bris-Related Text Messages
By April 10, 2008

By far the best entry on Postcards From Yo Momma today: urgent text Nate got circmscd this mrnng. we will go 2 c him soon.   Previously: Why isn't Postcards From Yo Momma more Jewish? 

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Howard Jacobson on the British Race Car Nazi Sex Scandal

Howard Jacobson on the British Race Car Nazi Sex Scandal
By April 7, 2008

Proving once again that sex scandals are more entertaining in Europe, Formula One head Max Mosely was recently caught on film acting out a Nazi–themed orgy with five hookers, and then relaxing with a nice cup of tea. (Seriously. There … Read More

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Thanks to Pregnant Man Thomas Beatie, The World Learns About MPreg Fetishism

Thanks to Pregnant Man Thomas Beatie, The World Learns About MPreg Fetishism
By April 4, 2008

Thomas Beatie’s wife Nancy can’t get pregnant—she had a hysterectomy twenty years ago—so when the couple decided that they wanted a child, Beatie offered to make like a seahorse and carry it himself. Beatie was born a woman. He switched … Read More

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