Children


According to this study, having a higher socioeconomic status makes parents value the experience of raising children, particularly so for women. In contrast, poverty is associated with an increased risk of child…






Sweet Merciful Armadillo. I thought my childhood was screwed up. Shades of William S. Burroughs. Via The Presurfer: Texas 1956. Knife-thrower Louella Gallagher throws knives at her daughters Connie Ann, 5, and…



CNN covers the controversial world of children’s cage fighting. What do you think, disinfonauts? Barbaric or an acceptable recreational activity for children? Compare it to children’s karate or wrestling. Compare to the…






By Emma Goldman, via the Anarchist Library: Is the child to be considered as an individuality, or as an object to be moulded according to the whims and fancies of those about…


Via ScienceDaily: Children living in poverty who appear to succeed socially may be failing biologically. Students able to overcome the stress of growing up poor are labeled “resilient” because of their ability…





Ginger Strand writes for Orion Magazine on the modern day pet industry at Global Pet Expo 2007: As you glide down over central Florida into Orlando International Airport, the Earth glitters up at…


Get married. Buy a house. Have kids. Retire. Die. Why step three? Is it part of an egotistical drive to preserve one’s DNA? A desire to raise the most exotic pet of…


Early Christianity had a classic “habit” of retro-fitting Pagan seasonal celebrations with quasi-literalist Catholic theology, and this has resulted in some truly surreal mashups of cultural traditions. For example, ritual symbols of…