Category Archives: Boo You!

Boo You! Legal Edition — Crowell & Moring and their allegations of inbreeding in Appalachia

I don’t blog much about things related to my work life, but I read something on a legal blog that heartily deserved a Boo You! and I couldn’t resist. In the not-too-distant past, that being June 2011, researchers affiliated with … Continue reading

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Boo You! Monday: The stigma against mental illness

I know I’ve blogged on this before, but here’s another hearty Boo You! to everyone out there who keeps perpetuating the stigma against mental illness. You’ve heard it before: people who are mentally ill are just weak. They just need … Continue reading

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Boo You! Monday: Afghani Provincial Governor of Uruzguan Province

Today I’d like to give a big old Boo You! to the provincial governor of Uruzguan province in Afghanistan. Why him you wonder? Anyone remember the teenager whose nose was cut off by her arranged husband, all while a group … Continue reading

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Boo You! Monday: The U.S. Supreme Court

Today’s return of Boo You! Monday has me giving a big hearty Boo You! to the U.S. Supreme Court for its decision in Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association, in which the USSC struck down California’s ban on sales of violent … Continue reading

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Boo You! Monday: Discrimination Against the Mentally Ill

For today’s Boo You! I’d like to talk about the stigma associated with being mentally ill, and the discrimination the mentally ill face. I have suffered from the mental illnesses of anxiety and depression since childhood.  Since first obtaining treatment about … Continue reading

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Boo You! Monday: The Mommy Wars

It looks like the ugly Mommy Wars have reared their ugly head again. For those of you blissfully out of the loop, this essay seems to have gotten everything going: http://www.salon.com/life/feature/2011/02/28/leaving_my_children In it, a woman quite eloquently recounts leaving her … Continue reading

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Boo You! Monday: the word “lame”

My Boo You! for today is for the ubiquitous use of the word “lame” to mean bad.  Just think about that for a second– is it truly any more insulting to use “gay” than “lame”?  Yet we have public service … Continue reading

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Inaugural Boo You! Monday: the Oscars

Welcome to my new weekly feature, Boo You! Monday.    Just so you don’t think I’m a wicked awful intellectual property thief, I got “Boo You!” from one of my favorite Disney Channel characters, London Tipton, who had an online segment Boo … Continue reading

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