Here is some stuff I have been reading that I thought folks might like: January 20th – Turn Old VHS Cases into Retro Spiral-Bound Notebooks [DIY] – Hmmm I am sure I have a box of these in the basement somewhere January 19th – We told you so, Dems – so can the Netroots play ball now that the smart folks fouled out? – January 19th – Virtual – the guy goes out of his way to say the most appallingly mean things about women. He claims the doll is built like a “real woman”—with, in his words, “three inputs”—which […]
Here is some stuff I have been reading that I thought folks might like: January 21st – Look, dudes are for looking, dammit – but the more you think about it, the more it’s obvious how these beliefs are wound throughout our social narratives about sex, from arguing that teen girls have sex for attention (not desire) to the way that homophobes obsess over gay men having anal sex, which puts a man in the inconceivable/intolerable position (in their view) of being penetrated, which is what women are for. January 21st – No Time Like the Present to Choose Strong […]
Here is some stuff I have been reading that I thought folks might like: January 14th – In the thick of it: when fatphobia plays out in politics – “Amazingly, total strangers feel they have the right to pass judgment on a personal health issue. They have no qualms about saying ‘You ought to lose weight.’ People would be appalled if I walked up to an amputee and said, ‘Do you know you are missing a leg?'” January 13th – What we have here is a failure to comprehend -Trent Lott vs. Harry Reid January 12th – DC’s Murderous Anti-Prostitution […]
The Politics of Fear This is something that I have been ranting about for a while, Glenn Greenwald says it much better.
From A Gay Pride Parade for Bigots “The final insult to oppressed people, is always to make them responsible for the venal stupidity of their oppressors. The bigots core refrain is never “I hate you,” but “Why are you making me hate you?” Left unsaid in all this is why, precisely, some guy in San Fran wearing a thong is so offensive. Instead it asks gay people everywhere to adjust. It’s not enough to be hated by the homophobe, now you must wash his laundry too.” — Ta-Nehisi Coates