- Do the majority of Republicans favor abortion rights? They do according to a new poll, causing the Republican Pro-Choice Coalition to change their name. Here are articles from a feminist website and from a right-wing website.
- Nowadays, even a videotape of someone being raped isn’t enough for a conviction, if the high-priced defense attorneys call the victim “slut” often enough. Who’s on trial?, this LA Times article asks. Blogger Jeralyn Merritt of TalkLeft is quoted in the article; although I generally admire Ms. Merritt, I’m left wondering if there’s any attack on an alleged victim that she wouldn’t support, if it helped a defendant.
- Quote: “I don’t think it makes you gay just because you beat off to images of Brad Pitt.” Via One Good Thing.
- Cool snowflake toy. I really began enjoying it once I realized that I could add more flake details while it was rotating in 3-d. I had fun with this straight, but probably it wouldn’t be a half-bad time stoned. Via #!/usr/bin/girl, which is stooped low under the weight of all those neato-keen links (and which I found via One Good Thing).
- Fun anecdote about someone who was employed by a major movie studio to read novels, summarize them, and recommend if they should be optioned for movies or not.
- As some of my readers may know, in high school I worked in Norwalk, CT, as Daisy Duck. Then, as an adult, I moved to Portland, Oregon, and started a website. Here’s the odd thing: would you believe that I’m not the only person who has that exact biography?
- The current issue of Willamette Week has a cover story on blogs that begins: “Portland is home to thousands of Web logs. Most of them suck. Here are 17 that don’t.” So I’m flattered that “Alas” made their short list. So did “Alas” blog-child/blog-parent Long Story, Short Pier. The lucky 17 includes a few neat blogs that I had never heard of before, so if you’re looking for neat-o blogs check out the story.
- Speaking of me, there’s a chapter by me in this Xlibris book. The book is mostly concerned with feminist responses to anti-feminism and men’s righters, I think.