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Shush! This is an Examining Room!

It can’t be avoided. Once a year you make the trek to the gynecologist’s office for the annual exam. For various reasons, the whole experience is extremely unpleasant for me, and yet I go, because I try to take care of my health. And hey, I have health insurance! And it pays for the annual…

The Iron As Technological Art Object

Ironing is women’s work. And women’s work, we know, has nothing to do with engineering or technology. Irons are not technology; they are domestic appliances. Collect a bunch of them, though, and they start looking like technological art objects. Then you can write a book about them. Which is exactly what Jay Raymond has done.…

Your Local YMCA: Now With More Paper Waste!

SCENE: At the YMCA: they used to have perfectly serviceable water fountains in the room with the treadmills, elliptical trainers, and weight machines. They ripped them out and replaced them with water coolers that require the use of little conical paper cups – which, of course, must be used once and then thrown away. I…