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!
I've been reading a lot of blogs lately that have a socially-conscious focus: feminism, racism, glbt stuff, motherhood. Generally I find it infinitely more satisfying to read about the social justice and civil rights movements than I do to read about academics and art, despite my association with the art world. And even if the… Continue reading on having a voice and being silenced
I am just at a loss for words right now. This is pretty disturbing.More later, probably.ETA: Feministe, as usual, has it covered.
Eight people have been arrested in Louisiana for the murder of a woman who was recruited over the internet to join a white supremacist group:The woman, whose identity has not been confirmed, was recruited over the Internet to join the Klan by the suspects, said Capt. George Bonnett of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.The… Continue reading Woman dead in Klan-related killing
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.
Now this shit pisses me off:Ashley Todd, who reported she was attacked by an Obama supported in "a bad part of Pittsburgh" while taking money out of an ATM, has admitted to making it up.This situation presents several problems:1. She's attempted to tamper with an election. As a McCain supporter, she created a negative portrayal… Continue reading Why?
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.
I know that rape has been used as a tool in war for a long time. It's a way to exert control, flaunt power, lower morale and undermine the spirit. In my opinion, it's probably the worst violation that can happen to a person, with survivors living through an incredibly painful psychological aftermath that can… Continue reading Spotlight: DRC
I have refrained from blogging on this situation because Cara @ the Curvature has done such a phenomenal job with it. However, I'll blog it now, because the situation is "resolved" - inasmuch as a sexual assault can ever be resolved.For the full story of what actually happened, visit this link - a history of… Continue reading kyle payne
while reading the Curvature:I've just lost my appetite (trigger warning).