I’m still stuck on food, so here is a post on Elizabethan honey cakes as opposed to modern ones.
I never signed up for Facebook for the same reasons as this blogger. Especially, this: “My mental health is largely premised on not thinking about past eras of my life all the time.”
University of Missouri has decided that publishing scholarly books and having a university press is not crucial to its mission. I’m sure, however, that maintaining a bloated staff of worthless idiot administrators is is even more crucial to the school’s mission than ever. Shame on you, University of Missouri!
Homebirth Bingo. It isn’t new but it’s still hilarious, especially if you’ve had an opportunity to spend time with the homebirth freaks.
A great, healthy and inspiring alternative to that freakish photo of a crazed idiot breastfeeding a huge kid on the cover of Times.
“Autism has the power to liberate you from a good portion of silly, arbitrary social ideas of normality, and it is not a good idea to enforce them as a means of helping autistic youth integrate with their peers- attitude wise, they’re already lightyears ahead of others when it comes to accepting the message that who you are matters more than how others see you. If you’re an autistic youth or adult with a childish side or an “age inappropriate” interest, embrace it. The world would be dull if we lived in a culture of enforced hegemony of interests based on age, gender, ability, background, or other factors, you’re helping keep things interesting.”
An interesting post on Barcelona’s squatting movement. It’s tangentially relevant to my research which is why I like it. But it’s of general interest, as well.
The BBC releases a lying and offensive documentary about Ukraine and Poland. Shame on you, stupid and vile BBC!
For all of my fellow quinoa lovers, here is a great recipe of quinoa vegetable bowls.
From a scientist: “These days it seems utterly impossible to achieve any status at all in the Republican party without completely rejecting the whole of modern science. Rejecting science is tantamount to rejecting any deeper understanding of the real world; such people should absolutely not be trusted with policy making.” How about Romney? Has he been making anti-science statements?
Ah, you see, you see? It isn’t just me who gets endless comments from the students as to how everything I do in class is against their religion.
Yet again, the logic of some pseudo-feminists baffles me. If it’s OK to label a man who has had many sex partners “a misogynistic pig“, then, I guess, the denigration of sexually active women is just as acceptable, right?
“High-school-age girls who date boys a year or two younger are predatory and suspect. It’s more normal for them to date college-age men, because of course there is nothing at all sketchy about an adult man in college who wants to date a 15-year-old.” I’m speechless at this hypocrisy, too.
Before reading this post, I didn’t even know that something called “parent-guided courtship” existed. There are so many freaks out there, it’s scary.