Without wishing to downplay the serious and important elements of the situation, there is much fun to be had with McGinn’s flailing attempts to defend himself on his blog. In addition to the fake Twitter account and Fauxphil item linked below, you could have a look at the Chaospet take on it all, and then treat yourself to a daily extract from his very, very bad self-published novel.
More McGinn mockery June 9, 2013
Race. Wealth. Gender. Cancer? June 8, 2013
Project Implicit is a research partner in this interesting study. (Thanks to Moira Howes for the pointer.)
Follow McGinn on Twitter June 7, 2013
(though possibly not the real one– it’s hard to tell)
Here’s how it starts:
I think I shall expand my highly successful publicity campaign.
Now go here. It’s GENIUS. (Thanks, L!)
Vote here. Thanks, J-Bro!
The University Council of the University of Leipzig has just announced a resolution to start
referring to all of their professors (regardless of gender) as “Professorin”, i.e. the (grammatically) feminine version of the title.
Here’s the story in Der Spiegel:
Google doesn’t turn up any English-language articles on the story yet. Let us know if you see one.
Thanks TB and BTPS (Buffy the Patriarchy Slayer)!
We can do it! (Mopping, that is) June 5, 2013
Swiffer is using a Rosie-the-Riveter like image as advertising for their products (though it appears they’ve now thought better of it, and are trying to pull the ads). ThinkProgress has the story.
The Sunday Cat apologizes for her absence. May 26, 2013
in under the bed with very bad jet lag.
Ever lay for two months staring at the ceiling?i May 21, 2013
That’s what pregnancy might have landed you with. The alternative, your doctors said, was the possible death of you and ‘the baby.’ That’s quite a motivator.
Well, all that may have been unnecessary.
Of course, if you are pregnant, your doctors may fell entitled to disregard the rest of your life in deciding treatment. The rational use of probabilities can go out the door.
The article does not list pre-eclamsia as not really requiring bed rest. High blood pressure is one sign of pre-eclamsia, but there’s more to it:
Eclampsia (described above). [ajj: life threatening stroke]
Liver, kidney, and lung problems.
A blood clotting disorder.
Bleeding into the brain (a stroke).
Severe bleeding from the afterbirth (placenta).
HELLP syndrome. This occurs in about 1 in 5 women who have severe pre-eclampsia. HELLP stands for ‘haemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets’, which are some of the medical features of this severe form of pre-eclampsia. Haemolysis means that your blood cells start to break down. Elevated liver enzymes means that your liver has become affected. Low platelets means that the number of platelets in your blood is low and you are at risk of serious bleeding problems, as the platelets work to help your blood to clot.
Don’t mess with pre-eclamsia. Paid maternity remains VERY important, for this and other reasons.
What’s The #1 Killer Of Girls Aged 15-19 Worldwide? May 19, 2013
I was surprised and also very relieved that my daughter was born in North America.