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The wisdom tooth report

January 21st, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

Some of you may know I had some long overdue surgery on my wisdom teeth recently and my blogging skills have been more than inhibited by prescription painkillers. Our editor wisely informed me that “percocet is not a harsh editor,” but I admit it’s been killing me, surfing the blogosphere and not being able to write coherently about the issues.

So instead I offer a round-up of links that piqued my interest, without any in-depth commentary I could later regret:

A Toronto Star Blogger responds strongly to a New York Times Story and Photo Essay on Female Cutting.

John Bustrak of the Michigan Tech Lode accuses Feminism of forcing women to go to University.

A muslim teen athlete was disqualified from a track meet because of her modified school uniform.

Prime time television’s Gossip Girl is accused of “retro morality and slut-shaming” in the continuing saga that is hollywood and “shmushmortion.”

In other news, “teen pregnancy is cool?”

Criticisms and accusations of sexism after Stephen Harper’s government fires the country’s top nuclear regulator, Linda Keen, for “not doing her job.”

And to round it all out, some funny:

Hopefully, I’ll heal up soon. Until then, I’ll take my colleagues’ advice and get back to bed.

By the way, don’t forget tomorrow is Blog for Choice 2008 to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, so everyone; get bloggin’!

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