Browsing All Posts published on »May, 2011«

Graphing Religions and Income –

May 14, 2011


via Some of the income differences probably stem from culture. Some faiths place great importance on formal education. But the differences are also self-reinforcing. People who make more money can send their children to better schools, exacerbating the many advantages they have over poorer children.

NY Times: Peace Corps Volunteers Speak Out on Rape

May 11, 2011


“My own experience,” she said, “was that the treatment by the Peace Corps was worse than the rape.” The women …want Congress to pass legislation requiring, among other things, that the Peace Corps develop “sexual assault response teams” to collect forensic evidence and provide emergency health care and advocacy for victims after attacks. Read the […]

Mel and Miriam Alexenberg: An oral history of a Jewish-American-Israeli marriage – New York NY

May 10, 2011


Today is Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, and I’d like to mark the day by sharing an oral-history from The Jewish-American Marriage Oral History Project of a couple of Jewish New Yorkers and artists who throughout their half-century marriage have alternated their residence between Israel and the United States. I interviewed Petach Tikvah, Israel residents Mel […]

Honest To Betsy: Uterine Orgasms – Myth and Mayhem Online and Between the Sheets

May 5, 2011


via This blogger’s description of sex post-hysterectomy matches my experience of sex post-prostatectomy. The orgasms are qualitatively different–not better or worse, but certainly different.