Some reflections on…. DANCE FLOOR POLITICS! :dramatic echo voice:
Someone you know is a criminal… and their rights matter.
Why Latinas are PISSED about Dirty Girls.
Female game director killed in hit and run.
Men don’t need to remember you said no, teehee.
The Carl Brandon Society is having a fundraiser — every dollar you donate will be matched by SF3!!!
What are your thoughts on “Burqa Woman?”
Cat Rambo has a kick-ass story up at Tor.com.
ENSIGN SUE MUST DIE!
School officials refuse to allow a disabled child to bring his service dog into school.
From the Other Anne:
Read this and cry. Oddly enough, BoingBoing linked to it. Unsurprisingly commenters proceeded to not talk about how terrible rape is and how to get men to stop raping globally, but a weird political argument full of concern trolling and gems like “Haiti didn’t help us with Katrina, why should we help them now?” So don’t go to BoingBoing, I guess I’m saying. It was depressing. Though in a different way from the article.
Also from the Other Anne:
I read this and felt really, really torn. Because, at once, I hate that stupid word. “The ‘N’ Word.” On the other hand, beyond being a book I remember really enjoying, which was a rare event with me and the “classics” I read in school, I have issues with reformatting history, which I feel this is, in a sense. If we edit out the words of
historical novels, especially in this book where race and status is a major theme, does that change the meaning of the book too much? Why not use original versions but teach WHY exactly those words are Not Okay, Not Even A Little instead of sidestepping that (IMO) important lesson?
I’m not entirely sure where I stand on this issue, though. I haven’t really had the time to think it all the way through. But it’s the kind of issue that seems like it needs to be discussed.
Anyway, cheers! Happy new Year!
Whoa. Petticoats were much more hardcore than I thought.
Autism study –> HUGE FAKE.
If you’re unemployed… you’re kind of screwed.
This man hid a bomb in a sex toy.