Category Archives: feminism

Flash Mob for Equal Pay – April 12, 2011

[Audio: music; Captions: info at begin/end; not needed elsewhere; Language: English] These just look like so much fun. Do all the participants practice beforehand & show up? Or are there usually some number of ppl in the audience who happen … Continue reading

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what does Planned Parenthood do, anyway?

I want to start off with this handy little graphic: (source: Ezra Klein). In looking at this, it’s also important to remember that federal funding to Planned Parenthood cannot be used toward abortion services because of the Hyde Amendment (which … Continue reading

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on assange, britain, sweden, extradition and taking rape charges seriously

If all parties concerned were actually serious about rape charges, and serious about making sure all parties get their day in court to either clear their name, or to have suitable justice served, we would have long ago seen an … Continue reading

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hm, it needs a little more explanation, don’t you think?

NYT Mansplains Mansplaining in which Zuska points out how NYT decided to handle the definition of mansplaining… mansplainer: A man compelled to explain or give an opinion about everything — especially to a woman. He speaks, often condescendingly, even if … Continue reading

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wikileaks: nothing to see, move along now

What to do about a problem like Sweden Interesting analysis of Sweden’s approach to sex and the possible dynamic it may have played in the sort of charges brought against Assange, by an American sex worker: The Swedish Pimpocracy. In … Continue reading

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wikileaks: he said, she said, they said, we all said

First I would like to direct your attention to this story: Roman Polanski n 1977, after a photo shoot in Los Angeles, Polanski was arrested for the sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl. He was charged with rape but pleaded … Continue reading

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narratives of rape

I have to some extent downplayed the rape narrative in my Wikileaks roundup and the reason for that should be obvious — the heated narratives of rape, rape 101, rape culture and so on make discussion nearly impossible. However, narratives … Continue reading

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wikileaks/rape charges: doesn’t have to be either/or

I touched on this in my last Wikileaks post, commenting on how and why I felt that the fervor to “get” Assange on rape charges was politically motivated rather than indicative of any sincere desire to take seriously the charges … Continue reading

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truth and lies about Wikileaks

Everyone with even a bit of interest in WikiLeaks, whether for or against, should read Greenwald’s formidable factual summary: Anti-WikiLeaks lies and propaganda – from TNR, Lauer, Feinstein and more. Among them: WikiLeaks did not “dump all” of the cables, … Continue reading

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In memory of the Montreal Massacre

On December 6, 1989, 21 years ago, fourteen women died at the hands of a single gunman at the engineering school, École Polytechnique. I will not name the gunman, but in respectful memory of the women who died because another … Continue reading

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