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The wives and girlfriends of gang members

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 15, 2006

The wives and girlfriends of gang members in one of Colombia’s most violent cities are taking part in a “strike of crossed legs”, withholding sex from their men until they vow to give up their violent ways.

Update: Lysistrata, a play by Aristophanes, tells of women withholding sex from their husbands in order to end the Peloponnesian War. (thx, steve)

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Freakonomists Levitt and Dubner: where did all

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 08, 2005

Freakonomists Levitt and Dubner: where did all the crack cocaine go? Well, it didn’t. Go. But the crime did.

Steven Johnson’s open letter to Hillary Clinton

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 27, 2005

Steven Johnson’s open letter to Hillary Clinton regarding her call for a Congressional investigation about the effects of video games on children. “I know a congressional investigation into [the violence and hostility in high school] football won’t play so well with those crucial swing voters, but it makes about as much sense as an investigation into the pressing issue that is Xbox and PlayStation 2.”