Not Vaccines

As it turns out, the risk of Autism has nothing to do with vaccination. It has everything to do with the age of the mom, or in cases where the woman is younger, with the age of the father. In… Continue Reading

DSM V Preview

For those of you who are following the DSM revision controversy as it unfolds, here is a recently launched website by the Association for Women in Psychology Committee on Bias in Psychiatric Diagnosis, spearheaded by Paula Caplan. It takes on… Continue Reading

Oak Park Library’s Trans Collection

Check this out: Oak Park Library of Illinois was recently recognized for its transgender collection. & It just so happens they chose She’s Not the Man I Married for the article about it in the local Oak Park newspaper.

Superbowl Round-Up, Gender Studies Style

First, clever Twitter responses to the ridiculous amount of sexism in this year’s Superbowl commercials. One of my favorites: Posted By: denverlen (February 8, 2010 at 5:19 PM) This was my fav tweet of the night. Saw a couple of… Continue Reading

Two Tune Tuesday Valentine Edition: WWJJD?

Valentine’s Day is five days away, so consider this foreplay. There’s a reason Joan Jett is called the original riot grrrl, after all. So what would JJ do? I think that’s pretty damn apparent, no?

What Damfinos Do Know

The other night on Olbermann, I caught the tail end of him telling a story about Buster Keaton – except that I didn’t hear the beginning. Luckily, I found the transcript: First, on this date in 1895 was born actor… Continue Reading

Sims’ 10th Anniversary

It’s been 10 years since The Sims came out. It was the year we got engaged, & it was a lovely break from the wedding planning angst for me. There’s a cool video about the game – lots of footage… Continue Reading

Political Shuffle

Conservative blogger Jon Henke also tweets, too, & in this case, he called out the bigotry of the head of the FRC (Family Research Council): BIGOTRY: FRC Spokesman wants to “outlaw” gay behavior. Does FRC really support new Jim… Continue Reading

Poor Catherine the Great

Bestiality porn has been banned in the Netherlands, where until recently, it was legal: Sex with animals had been legal in the Netherlands, as long as it could be proven the animals were not injured. & How did they know… Continue Reading

F. Scott in Drag

Really, it’s F. Scott Fitzgerald, which makes me wonder how Zelda looked in a suit. (Thanks to Courtney.)


Apparently Caulfield was still alive to write Salinger’s obit: “There will never be another voice like his.” Which is exactly the lousy kind of goddamn thing that people say, because really it could mean lots of things, or nothing at… Continue Reading

US Tax Court Rules GID Expenses Deductible

From TaxProf Blog: In a long-awaited decision, a fractured (8-5-3) Tax Court today ruled in O’Donnabhain v. Commissioner, 134 T.C. No. 4 (Feb. 2, 2010), that male-to-female gender reassignment surgery qualifies as a deductible medical expense under § 213, reversing the… Continue Reading

Two Tune Tuesday: The Other Grammys

We’ve all heard the Lady Gaga to death by now, no? Even if “Bad Romance” did spawn one of the best names of an FB group, it’s time for some of the other cool stuff that was nominated or won… Continue Reading

NYC Carry

This guy’s trip – being carried entirely by volunteers from one end of Manhattan to the other – is no surprise to me. Eh, homesick: I hate it. But keep up the good work, NYers. I am kinda curious what… Continue Reading