Link Dump 28/05/06

  • - A school in Kobe, Japan is recognising a seven year old's gender identity disorder: "The school agreed to enroll him as a girl after consulting his parents and doctors ... he will be allowed to use the girls' bathrooms and changing facilities, and to wear girls PE kit. Only his teachers have been informed of his condition."
  • - Across the great divide by Gary Younge: "I have always found America exciting; but, for better or worse, never exceptional. Its efforts at global domination seemed like a plot development in the narrative of European empire rather than a break from it."
  • - I really need some cordless straighteners for when I go holiday to San Diego in July, but they seem to be rather elusive.