Monday, February 26, 2007

Sorry for saying hella

Hella comprenhensive report on the effect of pervasive sexualized images of girls in the media was released recently.

A report of the American Psychological Association (APA) released today found evidence that the proliferation of sexualized images of girls and young women in advertising, merchandising, and media is harmful to girls' self-image and healthy development.

Not revelatory for many, but a sign that the APA is paying attention, and perhaps that others will too. Mentions Objectification Theory liberally, the theory my thesis focused on. (Here's the actual paper.)

Some good news though: "The U.S. Justice Department's National Crime Victimization Survey (considered our best measure of crime because its anonymous surveys capture offenses not reported to police) reports that rape has been falling dramatically for decades."

Friday, February 9, 2007

i know it hurts, but watch till at least halfway for the full effect

Windows 386 commercial from the 80's

PS despite your reasonable suspicions this does NOT turn into a porn at any point

Sunday, February 4, 2007

body identity integrity disorder (BIID)

The Guardian: I won't be happy until I lose my legs

"Ever since she was little, Susan Smith has felt there is something wrong with her body. Her determination to 'fix' things has twice landed her in hospital"
Susan: "A hundred years ago, it was taboo to be gay in many societies, and 50 years ago the idea of transsexuals was abhorrent to most. I have tried to make the condition more understood but it is difficult to get a case out in the open by yourself."

The mind is a strange, strange thing.

Thursday, February 1, 2007


"really gay"..."dark gay"...just all kinds of gay. apparently.