"There is difference and there is power. And who holds the power decides the meaning of the difference." --June Jordan

Monday, August 3, 2009


As always, link it up in the comments.

Beyond (Straight and Gay) Marriage: Ever thought of adopting your partner?
-LGBT history holds a creative (although problematic) alternative to marriage.

What About Our Daughters: Action Oriented Citizens Place Billboards About Missing Black Women
-a brilliant activist-response to the lack of media coverage of missing women and girls of color, but it will need donations to continue

Adventures of a Young Feminist: Women in Home Security Commercials
-Advertising offers piece of mind for women, but don't men need security systems, too?

abyss2hope: Carnival Against Sexual Violence 75

Feminist Philosophers: Kleenex for men
-You just can't make this stuff up.

Whose Planet Is It Anyway? Rex Reed Spouts Disgusting Bigotry
-Screw Rex Reed. I happen to think Adam looks like a lovely movie.

DAMSEL: Tanning Beds Cause Cancer, Study Shows
-So is the answer to rush out and buy spray tanning products, or should we quit buying into the idea that tans are necessary?

Feministing: Girls Rock (Stephanie/Green Day Edition)
-Getting to go up on stage to play with the band was always a fantasy of mine while I was busy learning to play Megadeth songs in junior high, so this Stephanie chick is pretty much my new hero.


plumpdumpling said...

The first link is infinitely interesting! It strikes me as funny/sad that I never even considered wills to be a reason gays need to be able to get married.

I still think tans are inherently better than non-tans, though. Especially on fat people.

Tracey said...

I still think our love of tans is completely cultural and has nothing to do with what is inherently better. If we truly valued darker skin over lighter skin, we wouldn't have such a problem with racism.

My friend Varsha makes fun of how people try to get sun in the summer in order to get a tan, because she says that in India, people are super careful to stay indoors and covered up when it's sunniest in order to keep their skin as light as possible.

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