Linky things February 12th through February 16th

Here is some stuff I have been reading that I thought folks might like:

  • February 16th - Story Time - Re-tweeting ;) - this is just so full of awesome . . .
  • February 16th - Seasons of Lace - You all Rock! - I am just sharing this - cause its something that I do and something that was done for me - and mostly happens away from this blog and friends list.
  • February 16th - If you don’t like a catch-22, you shouldn’t go around being female - "then all of a sudden people start acting like going out with men and allowing yourself to be alone with them---and god forbid, floating the possibility of having sex with them!---is outrageous behavior and anyone who engages in it should expect nothing short of being raped and possibly beaten severely. "
    I start to wonder - why "She was asking for it" Means he isn't guilty of it? Even if she was (whatever the fuck that would be) - he shouldn't of done it.
  • February 16th - Breathe through your belly - "I suspect this has more to do with showing off our tits and looking like we have cute little tiny waists, because what’s a life free of anxiety if men think you are unsightly, right? (That would be sarcasm, yes.) ... Anyone care to argue that society’s pressure on girls to look a certain way does not constitute malicious disregard for our health and well-being? "
  • February 16th - The Pernicious Influence Of Lefty Blogs -" 'We literally have no agenda,' Bayh shot back. 'How can they be threatened by a group that has taken no policy positions?'  I think Bayh thought this was a defense--but speaking for myself, and I think a lot of progressives, it's actually the problem."
  • February 16th - TSA forces travelling policeman to remove his disabled four-year-old son's leg-braces - You have to be freaking kidding me - and this made us safer how?
  • February 16th - All are responsible - Making such an explicit, preemptive distinction between guilt and responsibility may be necessary in part due to an ambiguity of language. The question "Who is responsible?" can mean many things, among them, "Who is to blame?" Talk of responsibility is thus frustratingly likely to prompt the denial of blame which, in turn, becomes a denial of responsibility which, further, becomes itself a kind of blameworthy irresponsibility.
  • February 16th - Pop Life and Race Matters - Big Questions - which are really the big ones?
  • February 12th - I felt I needed to repost this - Coin Toss . . .

Linky things February 9th through February 10th

Here is some stuff I have been reading that I thought folks might like:

  • February 10th - Suspending your disbelief for a movie in which only white guys are interesting - "Surrounded by only look-and-think-alikes, it becomes impossible not to become parochial and stagnant. After all, one of the main social benefits of fiction is the encouragement of empathy, and these narrow narratives deny us its full expression."
  • February 10th - South Carolina's Brilliant Idea - Terrorists who want to overthrow the United States government must now register with South Carolina's Secretary of State and declare their intentions -- or face a $25,000 fine and up to 10 years in prison.Terrorists who want to overthrow the United States government must now register with South Carolina's Secretary of State and declare their intentions -- or face a $25,000 fine and up to 10 years in prison.
  • February 9th - Rules for Anchorites - Gender Bowl - This place where men and women can barely stand each other long enough to have mutually unfulfilling sex and procreate. Where women are the sole source of everything irritating and wrong in a man's life, plus she's never hot enough, plus you have to, like, interact with her sometimes. No amount of lower pay or discrimination or suffering is enough to punish her for the simple act of being a woman. And men are simple and stupid and violent, but obviously should be given the keys to the world because women just suck so much.
  • February 9th - Jim C. Hines - Real Men - "I was planning to transition into my own thoughts about being a man. What I think a real man should be. A healthier, better list. But it didn’t work. Say you go with “A real man takes care of his family.” Why does this have anything to do with gender? “A real man protects those who need his help.” And a real woman doesn’t? “A real man respects women.” No, a decent human being respects women. And men." This guy is a new read for me, and usually TOTALLY worth it.

Folks of Any Gender Craft Circle and Mayhem Society

Originally posted at Which-Crafts

Its that time again!

Craft day is this Saturday.
Time: 1pm till ya’all go home
Place: My living room - if you need instructions please email me at web at alyse daht org
What to bring: Yourself, your brain and mouth (we like to talk), your craft project - all people and craft projects are welcome - scrapbooking, knitting, crocheting, beading, origami, programming, cross-stitching, spinning, furniture re-finishing etc. We’ve seen it all! If you need a table setup, please let me know so I can have one setup for you.
What to bring take 2: A food item to share, just a snacky type thing,
What I provide: A Pet free, but not dust free environment, many chairs and couches to sit upon. I’ll have fresh bread (home-made) and probably cheese and a few other things. I provide water and a random assortment of soda for drinking. There is generally available some basic help for knitting and crocheting projects.

If you hang around for dinner, we’ll probably order in.

Please come, and bring your friends, just RSVP to let me know how many to expect!

More information on my house and events at my house, and directions available at my home page.

Folks of Any Gender Craft Circle and Mayhem Society

Originally posted at Which-Crafts

First Craft day of the new year is right around the corner. I realized late last night that even though Craft day is next saturday, I hadn’t actually told anyone.

Sorry for the late reminder!

Saturday Febrary 23 - 1 pm

Alyse & Evan’s House (email me or comment if you need directions or more info)

Feel free to bring any hand-craft project that doesn’t need a whole room to do. Most seating is “couch-like”, but if you need a table, or a more straight backed chair just let me know ahead of time and we’ll set one up. Please also bring a small “potluck” item for everyone to snack on. I will of course be providing “something” and drinks.

For those who still remain at dinner time, we generally order in dinner later in the evening.

PLEASE RSVP!!!

Future Craft Days:
You can find the public calendar of events here.

The dates for this years events will be:

March 16th Hypertufa
March 29 - Craft Day
April 26 - Graham Leather’s Concert
May 24 - Craft Day
June 28 - Craft Day
July 26 - Concert (I think)
August 30 - Craft Day
September 6 - Yarn dyeing day
Sept 20 - Craft Day
October 25 - Music

You can find out more about events at our house at my website. You can also find out more about Craft-Days.

If you want to get these announcements in your email you can go to here to sign up.

Folks of Any Gender Craft Circle and Mayhem Society

Originally published at my website. You can comment here or there.

Saturday October 20, 2007 - 1 pm
Alyse & Evan’s House (email me or comment if you need directions or more info - or look on my webiste - http://alyse.org)

Feel free to bring any hand-craft project that doesn’t need a whole room to do. Most seating is “couch-like”, but if you need a table, just let me know ahead of time and we’ll set one up.

Please also bring a small “potluck” item for everyone to snack on. I will of course be providing “something” and drinks.

For those who still remain at dinner time, we generally order in dinner later in the evening.

You are welcome to extend this invite to people you think might be interested.

RSVPs encouraged so I can provide the proper amount of drinks and “Something” and have enough chairs set up