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America’s Most Egregious Mortal Sin: Being Fat

Fatness is an American mortal sin.  This is not a new situation, but I’m overjoyed to see the beginnings of a cultural backlash about it.  The most recent example of this is the controversy over the comments of one Maria

Posted in abuse, beauty, body image, confessions, Cultural Dissidence, culture, education, fat, health, news

Critical thinking, yo!

Don’t just teach your children to read … Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything. ~ George Carlin, 1937-1988 [pic embedded] Related articles 51 Genius Quotes That Prove George Carlin Was A Modern Philosopher (thoughtcatalog.com)

Posted in education

5 Hurricane Myths Debunked

People think all kinds of things are true that aren’t. Most of the time people hear or read something that makes initial common sense, so it sticks in their brain like a barnacle on a ship’s hull. The problem is

Posted in culture, education, psychology/psychiatry

QOTD: The Internet Breeds Entitlement

Riot.Jane Today’s quotation: The Web is truly customizable: You can listen to radios that play only your preferred tunes and read newspapers that cover only your favorite subjects. “We’re used to having our tastes perfectly matched, whcih leads to entitlement,”

Posted in culture, education, psychology/psychiatry, technology

Today in 1945: Arthur C. Clarke Invents the Communications Satellite

Riot.Jane If one particular man in history had died of polio as a child, you might not be reading this.  In fact, I daresay that modern Western life would indeed be very different. On this day in 1945, Arthur C.

Posted in culture, education, news, technology

Sexy Sundays | "The Morning After" the "First Time"

Riot.Jane A blog post by Mary Jo Rapini, LPC, caught my attention.  How you feel about losing your virginity depends…are you a guy or girl? begins with a discussion about the gender differences in the after-effects of the first sexual encounter as

Posted in body image, culture, education, moms, parenthood, self-esteem, sex, sexism

Another Bill to Restrict Reproductive Freedom: HR 3 (UPDATED)

Riot.Jane I just received the following e-mail, and the topic is news to me.  This is surprising because I’m usually pretty current on matters of reproductive freedom . . . More on this topic to come. This is not an advocation that anyone

Posted in culture, education, health, law, parenthood, rape

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