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Beauty Pageants and Feminism

September 13, 2011

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From Feministe — In defense of the sanctimonious women’s studies set.. YES: The feminist arguments against beauty pageants are obvious, and have been around even before the famous 1968 demonstrations at the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, which spawned that impossible-to-kill myth of feminist bra-burning. But in 2007, when women are attending college and grad […]

How the U.S. Crushed Youth Resistance (a must read article)

August 21, 2011

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Guernica / Bruce E. Levine: 8 Reasons Young Americans Don’t Fight Back: How the U.S. Crushed Youth Resistance. Here are the 8 points, but seriously give it a read: 1. Student-Loan Debt. 2. Psychopathologizing and Medicating Noncompliance. 3. Schools That Educate for Compliance and Not for Democracy. 4. “No Child Left Behind” and “Race to […]

US censorship of war casualties (a must read)

July 28, 2011

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Censorship of war casualties in the US – Opinion – Al Jazeera English. more and more (though still few and far between) I’m seeing articles that are honestly discussing what is happening in american politics.  This is a pretty long article, and i highly suggest reading it, but here are some of the points i […]

Why the News of the World scandal is about you, no matter where you live (aka: Rupert Murdoch is evil)

July 16, 2011

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Tiger Beatdown › Why the News of the World scandal is about you, no matter where you live. To the general public, all of this might seem very domestically British, very distant and while certainly a political misfortune, a series of events that hold little weight for the rest of us, non British residents. Except […]

What ‘childhood obesity’ is really doing to kids

July 16, 2011

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What ‘childhood obesity’ is really doing to kids — Feministe. I was once told that I had an obligation to become thin (as if I could just choose to be and, voila!) because my kid will grow up looking at me and thinking that fat is a way to be. As if, somehow, she would catch […]

Anti-Casey lynch mob – i think a must read

July 9, 2011

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Op-Ed: Anti-Casey lynch mob – WWW.THEDAILY.COM. Jill is my hero (one of many actually).  I didn’t know about the Nancy Grace stuff, but everything else is what i have (less eloquently) been saying: The more disturbing downside is that media circuses like this one can lead many Americans to believe that criminals are given a […]

Dutch MPs vote to ban religious slaughter

June 28, 2011

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Dutch MPs vote to ban religious slaughter – Europe – Al Jazeera English. A bill which would ban halal and kosher slaughter methods has passed through the Dutch parliament, despite opposition from Muslim and Jewish groups who say a ban would impinge on their religious freedoms. interesting… But the Party for Animals, the main proponents […]