January 2011

Today's Major Misogynist Malfunction

I remember in a couple of college history courses, and in conversations with women's studies majors, the argument being made that we don't really know what was going on in history because almost all the books were written by men. The argument goes something like this: "The history books are always written by the winners. This means that we have to be suspicious of the books, since they will tend to be self-justifying. Now, in the great battle between the sexes, the men were always winning, and so they wrote the history books from their own twisted woman-hating male-justifying perspective.

An Age-Old Lie

Great news! According to the latest research, you're not going to die. I'm not going to die. Nobody dies. Death is just a figment of our imagination. No wait. Death is just an imagination of our figment. No. Sorry. Well anyway, it's something like that. You can read it for yourself here.

This lie is as old as they get. "You surely will not die", said the serpent. But none of us can escape the effects of the curse.