03.09:top.10.reads

Vatican: The washing machine liberated women – Europe, World – The Independent.

As International Women’s Day is celebrated, the Vatican had a novel message for the women of the world: give thanks for the washing machine. This humble domestic appliance had done more for the women’s liberation movement than the contraceptive pill or working outside the home, said the the official Vatican newspaper, Osservatore Romano.

And speaking of: Vintage Whirlpool Ad: Nothing Says “Liberation” Like A Woman’s Right To Do The Laundry.

Hey ladies, when you think about women’s rights, surely you think of laundry, don’t you? Well according to this vintage ad from Whirlpool, their washing machine “is the kind of emancipation any woman could understand!”

Truthdig – Reports – We Are Breeding Ourselves to Extinction.

Words of Wisdom: Michelle Obama’s Most Inspirational Quotes.

Truthdig – Reports – If Only Obama Were as Radical as They Say.

McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Round and a Bout: An Earth Ball Gets Into It With Hannity, Limbaugh, and Steele..

Seven Naked Barbies : NPR.

Spoiled: Organic and Local Is So 2008 | Mother Jones.

Michael Pollan Fixes Dinner (Extended Interview) | Mother Jones.

Real Sex Ed Returns — In These Times.

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