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Just last week, my good friend, Philly Mag fact-checker extraordinaire Annie Monjar, wrote an item for the Philly Post poking fun at Vince Fumo’s girlfriend, Carolyn Zinni, for her online petition seeking to provide the Vince of Darkness with more fruits and veggies while he’s occupying a federal prison cell. Annie even quoted Vinni’s cry of anguish: “My Loved one is away in a Federal Prison Camp and has NOT had a piece of fruit or fresh vegetable in almost 4 YEARS !!”Mere hours later, Annie slunk into my office in horror. Vince Fumo had been hospitalized in Kentucky for
The Daily Pennsylvanian takes a look at how Penn is performing under Title IX, the 1972 law that demands parity between men's and women's athletics, and finds the university wanting:Penn has the worst proportionality of male to female athletes in the Ivy League, according to the U.S. Department of Education’s Equity in Athletics database.Though the student body is 49 percent male and 51 percent female, 63 percent of athletes at Penn are male, while 37 percent are female.This is a 14 percent gap in proportionality, far more than the five percent gap which Title IX requires for a school to
Temple News columnist John Corrigan has come up with a unique way of breaking up with his girlfriend — discussing her menses on the internet:Lying in bed Sunday morning, I’m awoken by sounds much louder than any alarm clock.Despite stuffing my face with eggrolls mere hours earlier, I hear growling echoing from under the sheets. Lifting my head from the drool-stained pillow, I stare in the face of a lion’s roar.The agony, the torture, the fading chances of satisfying my morning wood…no!It’s back.Before I can escape the comforter’s clutch, my girlfriend’s hand grabs my shoulder. The calendar failed me once
Debate Over Women’s Olympic Uniforms Gives You an Excuse to Look at Pictures of Olympic Athletes in Bikinis
At this year's summer Olympics—the Opening Ceremonies are in, like, four hours, so you should probably get your act together—women playing beach volleyball will be permitted to wear uniforms that aren't bikinis. The horror! That—combined with the proposal that women boxers should don skirts—have everybody focused on what the female athletes are (or aren't) wearing. Which is in stark contrast to the lack of attention women in bikinis usually garner at these kind of things. [Washington Post]
I do not get all the vitriol aimed at women right now.Over the past couple months, I have fretted over the following things that, we have been assured, are not an attack on women: the idea that any religious institution thinks it should decide who can and cannot be insured when it comes to women’s birth control; the idea that Rick Santorum would like to stop insuring prenatal testing for women; the two state legislatures in this country that wanted to force women and their doctors into invasive and medically unnecessary procedures; the rabid attack on all of the many medical services Planned Parenthood provides; the United States Congressman who refused to allow even one woman to testify in a Congressional hearing about birth control; and that Indiana legislator who insists that the Girl Scouts are a threat to American life as we know it.
The March Philly Mag cover story on "The Sorry Lives and Confusing Times of Today's Young Men" is generating a lot of comments, so the editors asked me to explain how I came to write it. When I was in high school in Doylestown in the 1970s, there was a clear path to success. I and my fellow C.B. East grads went away to college, graduated, found jobs, bought cars, found spouses, bought houses, had babies, had lives. I assumed my kids' generation would follow the same well-worn trajectory: out of Mom and Dad’s house and off into the world. Which is why it came as such a surprise a few years back to look around at my friends and relations and realize: Something strange was happening. Their daughters, sure enough, were treading what I’d always thought of as the path to success. But oh, their sons! Half a dozen of my relatives had promising boys who just gave up on college. One friend’s son got kicked out of school for drinking and bad behavior. Another close friend had all three of her darling boys back in the nest after they’d dropped out of college. She and her husband took to going on weekend getaways just to escape the depressing atmosphere of failure to launch.