So there's a big bruhaha (brou-ha-ha? brew-haha? whatever) blowing up in the feminist and indie-arts blogospheres about Amanda Palmer's latest project with Jason Webley, promoted as Evelyn Evelyn (or the Neville Sisters). You can read the history of Evelyn Evelyn here, followed by the recap and Amanda's response to the big dramz here. Basically though,… Continue reading art, activism, feminism, and the possibly impossible coexistence thereof
Two weeks ago, I drove up to Wayne, NJ with Donna to be a subject in a photo shoot for my spring semester photography professor. He's working on a thesis, a collection of photographs exploring the idea of arraignment. From Wikipedia: "Arraignment is a formal reading of a criminal complaint in the presence of the… Continue reading arraignment
Today I heard (for the first time - where have I been?!) that the act Obama signed into law, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, will ban flavored cigarettes. This law gives the FDA power to regulate tobacco products, and one of the measures in the regulation process is to ban fruit-, candy-… Continue reading coffee and cloves
John Hughes passed away yesterday from a heart attack while walking in Manhattan. Hughes’ movies shaped a good portion of my adolescence into adulthood. I believe Molly Ringwald is the perfect woman, and I used to (sort of still do) overidentify with her characters. I have an Iona, an Allison, a Randy in my circle… Continue reading losing a pop-culture icon
So last week I took vacation from work (and not a moment too soon). I spent the week puttering around the house, and taking Jacob all over the place - the movies, the Funplex (which is like Chuck E. Cheese, but the food is worse and there's an outdoors part), and also to the aquarium:The… Continue reading vacation and a birthday
Clearly I am behind in blogging, and I was away for a few days last week camping in the Pine Barrens, and so I didn't see the news until today, but:The Matthew Shepard Act has passed, and the bill will be presented to Obama in the near future for his signature.Sweet!
In 2006, New Jersey legislators passed a bill in favor of allowing civil unions in the state, and Gov. Corzine signed the bill into law in December of that year. The law took effect on February 19, 2007, which means that civil unions have been in effect for nearly two years in New Jersey. Since… Continue reading more equality news
This past Saturday, cities all over the country were host to simultaneous demonstrations against the initiatives passed on November 4th to restrict the rights of gay couples to marry or adopt in several states. Philadelphia was one of those cities, and Donna and I headed in to join the crowd.I was raised to believe that… Continue reading love is great! repeal 8! and other rhyming couplets
via Document the Silence:In October 2007 people all over the United States gathered physically and in spirit to speak out against violence against women of color. Some of us wore red all day and explained that we were reclaiming and reframing our bodies as a challenge to the widespread acceptance of violence against women of… Continue reading October 30: Be Bold. Wear Red.
Think about this.Do you have a mother? Sister? Female cousin? Daughter? Aunts?Just one more reason I'm voting Obama/Biden this November 4.