Pussy Whip: Nitwits And Nits

  • Apparently, we can pin the blame for some people's obsession with hairlessness and expensive clothing on body lice. [NYTimes]
  • Women account for 70% of non-fiction book purchases in the U.S., yet only 15% of bestsellers on the New York Times non-fiction list were written by women. Some people are trying to figure out why. [MediaBistro]
  • It's International Women's Day. No, we don't mean the magazine. [Feministing]
  • More bitter truths in women's health news. You know how antibiotic treatment for a UTI can give you a yeast infection? Well, radiation for breast cancer can give you heart disease. [CNN]
  • Once again, no women mentioned in the New York Times' obituaries section. [NY Times]