Log inskip to content

Archive for July, 2012

Games, Stupid Games, & Competition in Society

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Why do we relish and fetishize games? What about those of us do don’t?

Daniel Tosh, Crude Comedy, and Feminism

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

I’ve had a few discussions about the Dan Tosh rape joke hullabaloo.

Often times there is a contentious relationship between humor and feminism. Slate covered this. Here are some interesting links.

The Louis CK on Daily Show is really interesting. He threads the needle masterfully. Or?

Then 2 feminist authors add to the discussion:


How To Make a Revolution

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Every revolution is unique. But the men and women who brought down Slobodan Miloševi? are willing to show you how.

This article is excerpted from William J. Dobson’s book, The Dictator’s Learning Curve: Inside the Global Battle for Democracy.

Is Our Economy Too Complicated for Our 18th-Century Political System?

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Can a democratic system function efficiently in an advanced economy in our modern, globalized world? A system based, say, on a couple of 18th century documents updated occasionally by nine people in black robes and a two-chambered legislature that must devote at least as much time to the raising of funds to re-elect itself? I think it can—eventually—but not everyone agrees.

College Humor: The War of 1812

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Hilarious! Gotta check this out.

Why Women Still Can’t Have It All

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

It’s time to stop fooling ourselves, says a woman who left a position of power: the women who have managed to be both mothers and top professionals are superhuman, rich, or self-employed. If we truly believe in equal opportunity for all women, here’s what has to change.

A discussion of Slaughter’s Atlantic piece at Slate