Friday, February 23, 2007

College girls gone wild?

UCLA psychiatrist Dr. Miriam Grossman says teenage girls and young women are not getting the full story on sex, health and relationships. Why? The truth, she says, is politically incorrect.

Her new book, Unprotected, examines the troubling results. Condoms, after all, don't do anything for a broken heart.

Hymowitz on marriage

Am I the only one old enough to remember how shocking and controversial it was in 1992 when Dan Quayle criticized the "Murphy Brown" show for celebrating unwed motherhood?
Kay Hymowitz points out that despite the hysterical condemnation of Quayle, college-educated career women have overwhelmingly rejected "the Murphy Brown thing," preferring to marry and raise their children in traditional families. Hymowitz's new book, Marriage and Caste in America, examines how the decline of marriage (which continues to be a phenonemon associated with a culture of low income, low education, and low achievement) has contributed to the widening "income gap" -- even in a booming economy.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Blogging Britney

Trying something new at work, blogging about pop culture, and what better place to start than with lovelorn, fresh-shorn Britney?
It has been said there is no such thing as bad publicity, but becoming a laughingstock has never helped anyone’s career, and now Britney finds herself compared to “Taxi Driver” psycho Travis Bickle and to late-era Judy Garland — the latter analogy perhaps most apt, since Garland, like Spears, began her career as a wholesome child star.

Don Surber remarks: "K-Fed looks like the better parent now." Latest news: She's ditched rehab again.