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By Diogenes ( articles ) | Jul 13, 2006

"Neuroscientist, once a woman, says he saw gender bias firsthand."

Not a misprint, a headline in the Boston Globe.

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  • Posted by: - Dec. 24, 2010 2:27 AM ET USA

    I'm all in favour of not having Christmas parties during Advent.

  • Posted by: - Dec. 23, 2010 10:10 AM ET USA

    I agree that a reasonable explanation was provided for Miss Totenberg's comment. She was referring to an officially-designated "holiday" party in a truly daring way for a government employee. This is a good example of how sarcasm can backfire in a public forum.

  • Posted by: - Dec. 21, 2010 10:32 PM ET USA

    Miss Totenberg doesn't seem to be in fact apologizing at all, but rather to be mocking the very hesitancy to mention Christmas in a public forum that some here are accusing her of exhibiting herself. This may be hard for some to credit, but I live in Manhattan where not many share our conservative point of view, and among the liberal multitude there are not a few who find the PC reluctance to mention Christmas more than a little silly and do not mind saying so. I vote not guilty on this charge.

  • Posted by: filioque - Dec. 21, 2010 7:27 PM ET USA

    Peace, brothers. While I am all in favor of celebrating Christmas as the birthday of Jesus Christ, I am not offended by Ms. Totenberg. The event she so hesitatingly described as a "Christmas party" no doubt had nothing to do with the Nativity and most likely entailed a fair amount of behavior that would not please the Christ Child. One should apologize for calling it a "Christmas party."

  • Posted by: - Dec. 21, 2010 3:58 PM ET USA

    I'm surprised she didn't say that "I have here in my hand a list of 205" Christians in the Justice Department. What... it's been done, you say?