Weekend Link Love

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.

NY Times: Abortion Battle Shifts to Clinic in Nebraska

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.

Jeff Biggers: In the Name of Rosa Parks: Arrest of 81-Year-Old on Fast, Mourning Mountaintop Removal

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

Bitch Blogs: Transcontinental Disability Choir: We’re not looking for Pity: The Trouble With Poster Children

Evil Slutopia: Debunking the AFA’s Christmas Boycott

This Recording: In Which Rufus Wainwright Throws Himself Away Not Even Trying

Feministing: Real Talk about Barbie: When experience and narrative don’t match up

Feministe: Rape: The Method. by Josh Brorby

Jezebel: Can The Right Books Make Feminist Kids?

Gender Goggles: Final Paper Analysis of The Fifth Element

stuff white people do: care more about the messed-up love life of a famous black man when he’s married to a white woman

Weekend video love: Patrick Stewart talks about growing up in a household affected by domestic violence


About Melissa

I love donuts. Chocolate iced, hold the sprinkles.
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3 Responses to Weekend Link Love

  1. progressivescholar says:

    Hi, I just stumbled on your blog today. Great list of links! My admiration for Patrick Stewart grows more every day. 🙂

    Adding you to my blogroll.

  2. Melissa says:

    Glad you like it! 🙂

  3. Samia says:

    I liked that video too

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