Signal Boost: From SunlessNick: Silencing queer communities in Russie
Signal Boost: Mona Eltahawy was assaulted.
Thank you for menstruating.
From Tiger Beatdown, apparently NPR has been doing a series on
“obesity in America” and it’s been rife with fat hatred and shoddy,
nonsensical reporting (going so far to assert that fat employees cost
their employers hundreds of thousands of dollars a year just by
existing and are less productive than their thin or average-sized
peers, with no study or data to back it up) this is very disappointing
Haven’t been very present on the site for a pretty long time, so here
a little life sign from me:
Found it highly interesting, exp. because yay, acknowledgement that
geek girls and queer geeks exist, and sometimes they want to be able
to use a dating service like everyone else.
If anything would make me accepting of the Twilight phenomenon and
the trainwreck that is Edward Cullen, it is this: Edward never
pressures Bella for sex. Incidentally, I love this blog.
What do we gain if we stop thinking of rappers as activists?
Seriously, where is the It Gets Better Campaign for immigrants?
Why rape jokes aren’t funny.
More on the Udall amendment.
Two lesbians raised a baby and this is what they got.
“As this study makes clear, women still police other women’s sexuality. It reminds us too of what we already know: that policing does tangible damage to women’s relationships with other women. Few things do more to fray the already tenuous bonds of sisterhood. But what this study (and so many others before it) miss is the obvious point that this competitive “bitchiness” towards other women rests on the assumption that men are so unreliable that there’s no point in trying to “police” their behavior. If women believed that men had the power to resist sexual temptation, if they believed that male infidelity was the result of a choice rather than a biological inevitability, then women wouldn’t feel nearly as threatened by cleavage.”
From Shaun: Siri hates women.
What if the male Avengers posed like Scarlett Johansson’s Black
This church opposes interracial relationships.
Really moving post on “oppression olympics.”
Doctors Without Borders calls out to donors.