The Thinking 

On Moderation in Women’s Sports

August 1, 2012


JOHN PURDY writes:

On the question of athletics for girls and women I would argue that some hyper-masculine athletics like weight-lifting, boxing and a few other sports are not really for women and it’s hard to understand why women are attracted to them (they weren’t when I was a teenager) but certainly racket sports and even girl’s field hockey should be fine. Even distance running, up to a point is okay. The issue is the intensity with which women pursue athletics. Read More »


Does the Future Rest on This?

August 1, 2012


DOMINIC writes:

I just returned from the Chick-fil-A in Hilliard, Ohio, and it was packed. The drive-thru line wrapped around the building twice, and the inside line went out the door. I parked in a nearby Target lot, walked to the Chick-fil-A, and then I stood in line for a good 15 to 20 minutes before I finally got inside (a few were taking pictures so I’m sure they’ll be lots of Facebook and blog page updates). Read More »


Saturday Morning with the Obama Campaign

August 1, 2012


MARY K. writes:

The Obama campaign came to my neighborhood on Saturday. I spent the morning working in my front garden, so I observed about a dozen canvassers making their rounds two by two. Every single one of them was a white female baby boomer! Most were also overweight and very poorly dressed: shorts and ratty t-shirts or tanks with bra straps hanging out, tube socks, even a few visors and fanny packs. Certainly an appropriate representation for the most proletarianizing (if that’s a word) president in history, but I doubt they could appreciate that. Read More »