Signal Boost: The speculative poetry zine Stone Telling, stonetelling.com/ , is reading for its Queer issue; guidelines available here: http://stonetelling.com/
Peace activist held in solitary confinement
Sexism at NPR. I sincerely hope fandom remember this article next time there’s an OMG OMG LOOK AT WHAT SF/F BOOKS NPR RECOMMENDS!! linkfest.
A public apology
From DarkQ’s Gay Blog:
A poster named June speculates that artistic talent is an innate
genetic gift inherent in homosexual people. This article (along with a
handful of others I’ve read on this blog) made me give them a massive
One on double standards in sports reporting:
And one where Rachel Marsden bashes feminists, even while supporting
feminist ideals (and ignoring how feminism supports her).
A female TV writer sheds some frustration with being dismissed as
Five stupid habits you get from growing up poor.
The impact the BIA has had on education for Native peoples in the US.
A Womanist Musings guest poster named SnowdropExplodes writes about a
Salon.com article detailing women in the BDSM community speaking out
against abusive tops, UNFORTUNATELY, it’s revealed in Renee’s comment
section that Snowdrop is a “kinda-sorta-almost rapist” of the Hugo
Schwyzer-ish variety (he also refers to himself as a bitch even though
he’s a self-identified straight cis man):
A woman in Afghanistan has been arrested for allegedly strangling her daughter in law to death for giving birth to a third burdensome daughter instead of a valuable son. (And yet “senior officials” say the son/husband did the actual strangling while the mother in law tied her feet… anyways, the husband fled, and he’s part of a militia that has some support, and a rep for mistreating women.)
Made me smile, in a good way
WTF is up with 30 Rock?
A brief history of egalitarianism in games, and why non-traditional
depictions matter, by IGN UK’s Keza MacDonald.
HELP FUND ARKH.
Beyonce has been super-duper whitewashed in her latest promo pictures
for her new album
They say Red Tails is alright, but not without it’s flaws.
What About Our Daughters point out the wrong-ness of leaving out
prominent black woman characters (plus some serious ish said by
This story should have been in the movie! (if not THE MAIN PART of
In order for Ron Paul to appear TOTES NOT RACIST, supporters have
photoshopped a picture (poorly) to look like he’s kissing a black
And a response.
A recent study shows that abortion is safer than childbirth. No
anti-choicer will listen or care, though.
For Cynthia Nixon, being gay is a choice.
Personally, I find nothing wrong with her statement, she doesn’t use
“you” language or generalizes about anything and since I personally
disagree with the Born This Way mentality (to an extent), I agree with
her. However, there’s a lot of misogynist shit-bags in the comments
section saying things like, since she’s a woman “she just has to lay
there and fake it with a man” and “women shouldn’t serve as
spokespeople for sexuality at it’s rawest, purest form.” They even
invoke the “HEY, DON’T CALL ME MISOGYNIST, IT’S BIOLOGY!” defense.
Plus there are other gay people tut-tutting her and telling her she’s
Ponychan is a cesspit of failure and rape-apologist MRA Nice Guys(tm)
who’ve taken a nice cartoon show for little girls and completely shat
all over it with their “What about teh menz” mentalities.
On “lame” as a pejorative.
The NFL —> socialist??
Pressure from the religious right impacts PP funding. Here’s the link.
Here’s an infographic from NARAL Pro-Choice America detailing the
anti-choice politicking in 2011.
I’m thinking that’s a no.
Gay men who hate women
Margaret Atwood reflects on the impact of The Handmaid’s Tale
“It’s funny how much ‘Hollywood liberal elitism’ looks like an Ayn
I don’t really pay attention to sports, but apparently the US women’s
soccer league’s 2012 season has been cancelled less than 24 hours
after the US women’s national team qualified for the Olympics. To
quote Liss from Shakesville, “if there’s one thing we know how to do
in America, it’s treat women’s sports like absolute shit!”
A really great post from RaisingMyBoychick on the myth of what is and
is not “healthy” food:
Found this via an article on Yahoo. A Southern slave master circa
mid-1800′s locates a former slave years after he (and his wife,
apparently) ran off. The master writes to the slave, asking him to
return to work on his farm. The former slave’s response is at this
link. Closing line in this letter is funny, I think.