Jun. 26th, 2009

eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
I was reading Mary Roach's Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex at a cafe for funsies this morning. And I was reading along, mostly enjoying it -- she mostly describes the science of sex in a funny and lighthearted and not-too-thoughtful but at least not-too-painful way. (Barring things like "men do X" and "women do Y" and the corresponding conflation of culture+biology. Since that happens all over the place in reproductive science, I was pretty sure I'd find it here too, and was prepared to put up with it.) When all of a sudden:

In which Roach sexually assaults a patient and has no ethical problem with it -- note that I'll be quoting her description of the assault under here )

In which Roach seems to have disability issues )

I am not really prepared to read her chapter called "What Would Allah Say?" after the above. I can't imagine why.
eruthros: Pirates of the Caribbean: a boat in harbor is a safe boat / but that's not what boats are for (PotC - boat in harbor)
1. You can tell I'm traveling tomorrow because, at ten am this morning, I suddenly went "omg what if I booked my ticket wrong and am flying today omg what if? I must check immediately!" And I was at a cafe, you guys, so I couldn't check, and I was quietly panicked for like an hour.

I am maybe a little bit bad at international travel these days. Maybe just a little neurotic. Maybe.

2. But at least when I was on my way back from the cafe I bought 200 crosswords on newsprint paper, making them light AND entertaining! Good for spending many days (weeks, months) away from the internet.

3. I don't want to spend many days away from the internet.

4. I have these ongoing lists: charge mp3 player! ten passport photos! photocopy visa! and so on. Blech. I had plans to go to the library this afternoon and print all thus stuff out or photocopy it, and then I realized it was closed for renovations! Woe.

5. I am downloading lots of podfic for the summer. New podfic hurrah! I have, in the past, had very strange conversations with people on planes/in airports/in foreign countries about what I'm listening to. I usually say "... audiobook collections of short stories." But sometimes I forget and say "... podfic collections of short stories." Whoops.

6. I am going to miss you guys a lot. I hope I'll be able to check my rlist sometimes. *hugs everyone who likes hugs*


eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)

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