Flip Flopping Joy: Lifestyle Activism
i spend a lot of time about mainstream progressives and when it comes around to lifestyle activism, i usually bite my tongue. and shake my head. i get plenty of looks of surprise when people watch me toss a can in the trash can, leave the water running, run the air conditioning with the windows open, etc. etc. etc.
Jem’s Lair: We don’t dislike you, we just don’t like you.
Well, congratulations then. Islam has taken over, because newsflash: WE ALREADY HAVE MINARETS IN EUROPE. And to me it doesn’t seem like Islam has taken over. The proof? A public vote has just banned muslims from building a traditional religious building that harms no one (and usually looks quite beautiful), that doesn’t sound like Islam taking over.
My Private Casbah: White “Racism vs. Sexism” Comparisons Still Fail
You know, I am pretty sick of this idea that people find racism less acceptable than sexism. I don’t know a single woman of color in the USA who didn’t get sick of hearing white women make this claim during the last Presidential race.
Opponents of abortion, who had devoted decades to trying to stop Dr. Tiller’s business with protests and calls for investigations, are now turning their efforts to stopping Dr. Carhart…“We’re trying to get criminal charges against him, to get his license revoked, and to get legislators there to look at the law,” [Operation Rescue president Troy] Newman said of Dr. Carhart.
On the anniversary of Rosa Parks’ historic act of civil disobedience…81-year-old veteran and anti-mountaintop removal activist Roland Micklem was arrested by law enforcement authorities during his open-ended fast at the West Virginia state capitol in Charleston.
More links after the jump
Reclusive Leftist: Working proposal for a new movement: the Justice Party
This Ain’t Livin’: What Is Normal?
MultiCultClassics: Degrees Of Discrimination
Evil Slutopia: Debunking the AFA’s Christmas Boycott
This Recording: In Which Rufus Wainwright Throws Himself Away Not Even Trying
Feministe: Rape: The Method. by Josh Brorby
Gender Goggles: Final Paper Analysis of The Fifth Element
Weekend video love: Patrick Stewart talks about growing up in a household affected by domestic violence