Guess what? Kiely’s song “Spectacular” was putting attention on a serious issue NOT glorifying in date rape. Phew. That’s a relief.
Read “Creating the Innocent Killer” for a really pointed reinterpretation of Ender’s Game. The only thing I’d've added is the role privilege plays in Ender’s story. This quote especially struck me:
This is a very clever stratagem: those of us concerned about understanding the “other” are redirected from worrying about the alien to worrying about the killer of the alien, and thus our condemnation of genocide reemerges as a sign of our prejudice and small-mindedness. Ender is not the victimizer, but the misunderstood victim of others’ fear and prejudice.
Bristol Palin preaches a classist double standard. Also, Sarah Palin might join the Discovery Channel’s line-up.
Can I tell you something? I am still reeling over the fact that Wilma Mankiller is dead. I know that death is not the end and that her energy and spirit have departed this earth to wreak great changes on other spiritual plains, but goddamn this sucks. She’s even being mourned by Obama. Anyways, if you’d like to make a donation in her honor, she asked people to use One Fire Development Corporation, which helps Native communities develop economically. Linkies.
Now I’m gonna quote one of her speeches.
I’d like to introduce my husband, Charlie, who traveled with me from Oklahoma, who’s here somewhere. There he is, right there. Some people don’t know I’m married because his name is Charlie Soap and my name is Wilma Mankiller, and when we got married we debated whether he should take my name or I should take his name, and we decided we’d both keep our own names, so he kept his maiden name and I kept mine.
Maureen Dowd reflects on the role of women in Catholicism. Here are some more thoughts on misogyny in Christianity. What are your thoughts? There are some obvious flaws in that second link, but I’m wondering why it’s so much easier to criticize the misogyny in Islam vs. the misogyny in Christianity.
Also: What the fuck world are we living in where the Catholic Church is ANTI legislation that would increase the statute of limitations on childhood sexual abuse cases? I mean, seriously? You’re anti-legislation to empower victim survivors? Seriously?
You know what’s a great idea? Sending a six year old to live with a sex offender!
A female soldier wins a discrimination case regarding childcare and the military. I’m glad that this case is highlighting the presumptive nature of unpaid labor of care necessary to make the military go. Here’s a little on the Sisterhood of the Traveling BDUs. Here’s a little on that shite show Army Wives and its role in maintaining mental health for military spouses.
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