Destroying Feminism

“When other little girls wanted to be ballet dancers I kind of wanted to be a vampire.” -Angelina Jolie This shit is ridiculous. The husband was laid off. Not fired. Not quit. And now the wife is saying “It’s the respect. I wish I could say something different, but I’ve lost so much respect for … [Read more…]

Excuse Me, I Have To Go Defend Science

When science finally locates the center of the universe, some people will be surprised to learn they’re not it.” -Bernard Bailey @BabelandSeattle retweeted “Scientists” claim G-Spot doesn’t exist. They link to this Jezebel article which discusses this article published in The Time The Times’ article outlines an article which will be published in The Journal … [Read more…]

Nudge-ocracy

“How can people be simultaneously so smart and so dumb?” -From Nudge by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein This article, from The New Republic, by Franklin Foer and Noam Scheiber discusses what they call Obama’s “nudge-ocracy.” My favorite quote from the piece: “Private investors do part with their money when uncertainty subsides; competition does tend … [Read more…]

Shaming

“The public has neither shame nor gratitude.” -William Hazlitt This piece written by Robin Beres, starts out with a cute anecdote about high school chemistry class and saying the word “shit.” Apparently, the young girl in the story dropped a beaker and the “S bomb” and was thoroughly chastised by the nun at her Catholic … [Read more…]