Here’s a bunch of links to things I’ve been reading. Feel free to use the comments to talk about these links, or to provide links of your own (either to your own stuff, or to anything else you think is interesting), or to talk about whatever you’d like.
Graduate Student’s Nightmare
“Hold the snide remarks about not backing up your thesis, and consider the true horror of this. Your thesis is gone. Gone. Gone.”
A really neat idea: Introducing Doodle Blog.
Contribute your doodles!
What You See Is What You Get
I’m not sure what language it’s in, but this video clip of a magic trick is super-cool-dandytastic.
Women’s Rights Are Good Economics
An interesting article in Foreign Affairs argues that “Backing women’s rights in developing countries isn’t just good ethics; it’s also sound economics. Growth and living standards get a dramatic boost when women are given just a bit more education, political clout, and economic opportunity.”
Top Ten Myths About Iraq In 2005
Read this Juan Cole post – one of the best posts I’ve seen about Iraq in quite a while. Although his comment-writers make a persuasive case that myth #3 may not belong on the list. And I think another myth – the myth that invading Iraq has brought about an improvement in women’s rights – belongs on the list.
One Less Reason To Move To Spain
Spanish civil servants will no longer be allowed the traditional two-or-three hour siesta, instead having to take just one hour for lunch. Very disappointing.
More On Radfem-Only Threads At “Alas”
Actually, I’ve decided to experiment with “feminist and pro-feminist only” threads, which aren’t limited to radical feminists or to women, but which do exclude folks who don’t approve of feminism. But meanwhile, here are two blogs commenting on Heart’s proposal for radfem-women-only threads: Egotistical Whining and The Debate Link.