This is why it’s ANTI CHOICE and not really pro-life. And THIS is why the conversation about reproductive rights in SF/F needs to go beyond the discussion of abortion. God, that WisCon panel pissed me off.
More on the opposite of choice: a man held his girlfriend at gunpoint in an attempt to force her to have an abortion. This is not uncommon — homicide is one of the leading causes of pregnancy-related death. OH HEY LOOK, AN INTERSECTIONAL APPROACH TO REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE INCORPORATES A CONCERN FOR INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE. Assholes.
Here’s some Voyager love that totally makes me happy. Oh, Torres. My favorite Latina in the history of EVER. Here’s some more about the misogyny framing audience response to multi-faceted female characters.
Giz and DaveZero1 from MA3 get interviewed! (Links mildly NSFW)
Speaking of NSFW: SugarButch talks about writing erotica and representing or challenging conventional beauty norms.
WHOAAAAAAAAAAAAAooooooooOHHHHHHHHHHHHoooooooo caught in a bad romance! Why Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” campaign is classist, racist, undermines queer youth, and dangerous. At the same time, I really like the idea. I wonder how the “We Got Your Back” campaign is shaping up.
Are yoga mats necessary for yoga? I’d say so — I’m still a novice in my practice, but good lord I can do a good face-plant when not using a sticky mat.
“How Not To Write About Africa”… take 2! Privilege in action, people.
A good book is a good book is a good book. WORD.
Should we trade off our privacy?
Amy Hodgepodge: good life lessons in an adorably multiethnic package.
Hijabman unveils a feminist, spiritual love story. Check out part 1 here, where he meets the woman he’ll eventually marry. He also is hosting a guest poster, who talks about mixed families, and “caught between”ness of being the Christian grandparents of a Muslim child.
Here’s a list of Black/LGBT books. NOM NOM NOM read more.
An SF woman fended off a rape attempt.
Here’s an article by Christopher Bird (at the Torontoist), about the recent court decision in Canada striking down some laws on prostitution. Bird has some good insights about media response to this ruling. In particular, note the comments from Barbara Kay at the Post.
In discussing Kay’s comments, he also links to another of her pieces about the harassment of female sports reporters, in which she basically says “they were asking for it”.
Never, ever be a dick to your GM and then order them to fix it.
Here’s a quick infomercial on why y’all should be voting Republican.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExzINsaq4LI&feature=player_embedded#! (has been pulled from YouTube)
And here’s some info on not giving up your power. FULL STOP FULL STOP.
Are Christians against love?
What’s so great about the costume drama? Gotta say, never liked costumes because of the lack of POC. That, to me, is as anachronistic as the rebellious heiresses and the modern attitudes. I personally don’t find it relaxing to zone out shows where people like me are discursively absent…
More from Spartokos!
Teen gets 12-month sentence for minor offense – and thug gets probation for raping her.
OMFG A VISUAL FOR SUPPLEMENT EFFECTIVENESS!!!!
Great review/interview of Who Fears Death at BeyondVictoriana.
Best decade ever? A look back at the turn of the century.
The following link is a news article about an Aus football star who basically claimed that women who go home drunk with sports stars at 3am forfeit the right to claim assault. There’s some great quotes but the gist is unless they have conclusive forensic evidence, they should stop and think before they ruin someone’s life. Oh, and then a media personality, Kerry-Anne Kennerly, got involved and compared women who go home with sports stars to stray anmals.
Similar article from the Herald Sun.
From Jay: The women of The Social Network: they suck.
I saw an article on the My Princess Bible and thought someone at your site should see it. Here’s a review including the writer’s statement that she always tells her two year old to act more like a princess
And here is the item for sale from the publisher.
Thanks for the heads up! Not only is this sexist but it doesn’t even make sense — Ruth wasn’t a princess, Esther wasn’t born into royalty, etc etc. Off the top of my head, I can’t think of any royal female in the Bible (besides Bathsheba and that chick who accused Joseph of raping her — Potipher’s wife, maybe?). I can think of several strong leaders, though — Debra, Jael, Mary Magdalene, Mary and Martha, Sarai/Sarah… none of them were “princess-y” in the way these books are talking about. Hell, Judith seduced a man for her city’s freedom. Then chopped off his head! :-/That’s got to be worse, socially, than picking your nose. Plus, sometimes? There’s stuff up there that needs to be freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed!
Back in MY day, when we used Biblical women as icons for femininity, we talked about their brains, loyalty, and humbleness. I remember this clearly because I had an Esther doll, and she specifically did NOT come with a crown.
Uhhhhhhhh you’re doing it wrong. “Dickwolves” as a t-shirt.
The furor over the Muslim community center in NYC mirrors anti-Catholic sentiment at the turn of the century.