Perhaps it is. What the logic of women’s colleges fails to take into account is that every woman at Wellesley exists on a spectrum between female and male. For administrators to see the requisite womanhood in a man named Alex but not in, say, a guy who likes to cross-dress, or a guy who doesn’t play sports, or any guy right up to Rambo at the very edge of the continuum, seems nonsensical. In the rightful pursuit of justice, tolerance, and inclusion, these schools must flaunt their own contradictions, must basically admit that they’re running on ideological fumes. Yet protecting their raison d’etre (which is to nourish exclusively women, at the expense of all nonwomen) by keeping out transmen appears to be a bargain they aren’t willing to make.

http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2014/06/transgender_students_at_women_s_colleges_wellesley_smith_and_others_confront.html

unsure of my two cents but underline for this: “What the logic of women’s colleges fails to take into account is that every woman at Wellesley exists on a spectrum between female and male.” can’t draw lines on what exists as a continuum.

"The groups acknowledge that the Solazyme oil itself — in the Ecover detergent — does not contain genetically engineered ingredients in the conventional meaning of the term. Rather, the organism producing the oil has been genetically altered."

IS THERE A DIFFERENCE?

wow all of my high school teachings about pointed journalism are coming back to me

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/31/business/biofuel-tools-applied-to-household-soaps.html?hp&_r=0

fog sculptures

http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/27/q-and-a-fujiko-nakaya-glass-house-veil-robert-rauschenberg/?hp

ugly fruit

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/25/world/europe/tempting-europe-with-ugly-fruit.html?hp#

#thebest

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/25/opinion/sunday/kristof-graduate-of-the-year.html?_r=0

now back to my slacky life

translation problemz

stahp

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/04/16/sports/errors-in-inquiry-on-rape-allegations-against-fsu-jameis-winston.html?hp&hp

redwoods always in my heart

this is really sad. it was pretty telling and poignant that, while reading this article, I had very vivid flashbacks to this amazing book.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/09/us/poachers-attack-beloved-elders-of-california-its-redwoods.html

wait this is not funny

i’m glued to my couch, literally, because it’s so hot. and you dare tell me that rain will start in 6 minutes? LIES

again and again

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2014/3/31/Harvard-sexual-assault/?page=1

each college and their piece. when is critical mass going to be reached?