Signal Boost: Petition to get an asylum seeker released from prison.
Signal Boost: Discard Dreams sounds like an AMAZING book!
Signal Boost: Vote for Wendy Fiore as the face of about.me.
Signal Boost: From Skemono:
A while back you shared a YouTube video of “Wicked Girls Saving Ourselves” by Seanan McGuire, which a lot of people seemed to like. I just thought I’d point out that it’s currently nominated in the “Best Filk Song” category for the Pegasus Awards. People can vote here.
Don’t remember the vid? Here’s a quick YT reminder, and a link to the lyrics.
Signal Boost: From Nourishing NYC, one of our featured Spotlight orgs:
We need your help!
Nourishing NYC is in the running for $10,000.00 from the Pepsi Refresh Project and the only way to win is to get votes. You can vote for Nourishing NYC and our Thanksgiving Junior Chefs (Click to see the mini-doc created from last year’s event) every day from now until September 30th. You can vote twice a day, every day by:
The top 15 will receive the $10,000.00 and with your help we can provide a great program for 50 in-need children throughout New York City. Please help us by voting every day and sharing with your friends and family; you can use the links below. Together with the Pepsi Refresh Everything Project we can bring Nutrition for All to New York City.
Microfinancing helps Latina business women succeed.
A brief history of London’s girl gangs.
Afternow has released its first two seasons as audiofiles on its website.
Poverty: Just Say It
Trolls face eviction too!
Happy International Literacy Day, West Virginia! Link from Jenn Kesler, who writes:
West Virginia has always been a depressed state with illiteracy problems. Instead of focusing on raising standardized test scores, their statewide program follows in the footsteps of Finland, the top rated country internationally for public schools, and focus on a better curriculum and teacher support. One of the most important elements? According teachers massive respect, and that means listening to what they have to say.
I’m sure you’re going to get plenty of this by the end of the week, but the following links are regarting child beauty contentant Maddy Jackson, who wore a padded bra and bottom to look more like Dolly Parton. Is it just me, or does it seem that every year or so, the child beauty pageant industry collectively sinks a little lower and pimps its childdren out that little bit more?
From Daily Mail UK
From Nicky P: If only poor people understood proper nutrition
Why I won’t be seeing The Help.
I don’t know if you’d be interested in this, but today, I found on my Livejournal flist a great announcement.
From 09.09 to 16.09 there’s going to be a huge celebration week for female characters that usually get hated on by fandom. It’s called “We love women the fandom hates” and it’s all about spreading love for characters who deserve all the love they can get.
Here’s the organizational post in English:
you can claim your characters there. And the event isn’t limited to Livejournal. It can be celebrated on any blogging platform or a social networking site.
It would be awesome if you’d spread the news
Feminist Whore Power Activate?