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McCain Picks Dame for Veep

John McCain has chosen Alaska Governer Sarah Palin as his running mate.  In the process he has crashed the gov.state.ak.us website and vaulted Mrs. Palin  (and related queries) into all 20 top spots on Google Trends. She is a smart pick by most measures.  She appeals to the conservative base (NRA-member, pro-life.)  Most importantly (in…

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Pioneers of Neo-Sexism: AC/DC

With a new album set to drop in October, (pre-order Black Ice from acdc.com) AC/DC is slowly emerging from its self-induced exile to once again endure the spotlight. This seems like a ritual that happens far too infrequently. Stephen McGinty writes: There is something about AC/DC that brings out the best in people. They are…

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The Wussification of America

This from the LA Times by Rosa Brooks describing the outrage brought upon one Lenore Skenazy, a New York City mother who let her 9-year old son, Izzy, ride the subway “unprotected”: Izzy survived unscathed. He wasn’t abducted by a perverted stranger or pushed under an oncoming train by a homicidal maniac. He didn’t even…

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I have a secret…

Men and women are different. Don’t tell anyone. Aside from the obvious anatomical differences there are also fundamental behavioral and social differences. Conventional wisdom (read Feminist thought) would suggest that these differences are primarily a result of socialization in a male-dominated world and it is patriarchal oppression that has relegated women to feminine gender roles.…