I have nothing to say about this. So I’m going to quote from the post.
what do you call the blinded, terrified groping of a grandmother who knows her grandchildren are in the room, blasted from safety and sleep into chaos and danger, whose granddaughter is on fire? how do you comfort a man like aiyana’s father, which was forced to lie face down in his daughter’s blood by the same police officers who killed her?
A flash mob used Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” to call for a boycott. I’ll probably be posting this throughout the summer, since this might end up being a long battle.
…Buh? Mercy for a rapist because he didn’t get that you aren’t supposed to rape people? And what’s with the honey?
Look, seriously? We’re all bad feminists.
WANDERING IS A CRIME, you… WANDERER.
From Jen, one of our readers:
My band wants to play at the Green Man Festival in Wales and to do so we have to win votes on our music video here: http://www.greenman.net/greenpollartist2010/colour-me-wednesday/2472
I was hoping all you guys would vote for us, I would just die if another bland all-male indie band won another one of these popularity contests when you could have an awesome feminist ska-punk band instead!!!!!
From Ray: Virginia fails re: domestic violence. Annnnnnnnnnd this is why the privileging of marriage as the end all and be all of relationships is toxic.
From Charles RB:
UK government intends to bring in anonymity for rape defendants in
England and Wales; arguments for and against are weight up here, plus
a mention of conviction states (3% of all reported rapes, which is 50%
of those which go to court).