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_Ocelott_ has a delicious rant up about “strong female characters.” Like her style? Check out LKH_Lashouts, which is filled with some hilarious lampooning of everyone’s favorite vampire hunter, Anita Blake.
YAY! There’s another doctor coming to take Dr. Tiller’s place! Also in news of the resistance, Yelosan’s got a faboo post on men and sexual assault, and what it means to be part of a rape culture, which is in response to CoffeeandInk’s reflection piece, which is itself a response to Cerata’s discussion of rape, men, and cultural silencing. Etana has resposted an article on domestic violence, which tells such truths it hurts. Hermionesviolin has a great link-dump of all kinds of goodies talking about some of these issues.
Obama is anti-gay marriage even though he’s interested in addressing benefit disparities. What the heck? Who knew love could rip apart the very fragment of the country? Speaking of Loving Day, me and my hot-ass BF checked out one of Swirl‘s Loving Day events. It was totally fab. Props to Jen Chau for having funded such a hot organization. We need more innovative thinkers like that, now that folks are flipping out over the end of white America.
If you’re looking for some socially aware comicky goodness, check out Darryl Cunningham’s “Tall Guy Investigates,” where he talks about his time working in a psych ward. I especially liked this and this. Please keep in mind that it’s just just mental health issues that are underserved in the US — Native communities here are really feeling the brunt of the feds’ false promises [article removed].
Paul Taylor (interviewed here for 20 on the 20th) calls out the sports world for paying more attention to boobs than skill. What do you think? Is elective surgery related to boobs the same as taking steroids?
Also? The Second Asian Women Blog Carnival is now live! What what.
Finally, Tales of an Urban Indian looks like it’ll be a reality soon!