Posted on March 23, 2011

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Mexico doing work on sexist language:

The manual was written by a body that tackles violence against women.

In its introduction, the manual describes itself as “a tool to familiarize federal public workers with the use of non-sexist strategies in the Spanish language”.

the move your money project deserves to be checked out:

INVEST IN MAIN STREET, NOT WALL STREET

When you keep your money in a local financial institution, that money in turn is reinvested in local businesses, which is important for building a stable economy and encouraging local growth. Put your money in the big Wall Street banks however, and they will use your deposits to make risky investments, gambling at the expense of the economy as a whole.

under HR1135, peope receiving food stamps would be inelligable for them if they participate in a strike:

Much of the bill is based upon verifying that those who receive food stamps benefits are meeting the federal requirements for doing so. However, one section buried deep within the bill adds a startling new requirement. The bill, if passed, would actually cut off all food stamp benefits to any family where one adult member is engaging in a strike against an employer

Because people in desperate situations should just be grateful they have a job, not demand living wages or benefits.

Philly uses gendered bus passes:

The idea seems to be in place to prevent card-sharing, since apparently the gender marker completely prevents that. Two men or two women would never share a bus pass because that’s gay.

the result of this:

The policy has resulted in transgender people being questioned about their gender in front of the entire bus as well as drivers charging them for the cost of a ride even though they already have a monthly pass. It’s not a lot of money, but I’d imagine it’s needlessly humiliating process

This press release seems.. strange to me… not that I disagree or don’t find value in what is expressed.. it’s just not necessarily what I would expect from Anonymous.  It seems a break in ranks is happening and whatever Anonymous “is” now.. doesn’t seem to be what it “was” before.. if that makes sense.  Backlash is a worry of mine.. and I believe it has started in small ways.  However, an internet-based loosely organized group of individuals working on informing people and mobilizing to action is awesome in my book.

Also very interesting to me is AnonyMISS… this is an interview with a member… I have too many thoughts to try and express them now.

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