Day: June 29, 2007

Comparing Circumcisions

I’m pleased to see that this post hasn’t turned into a “What about the MENZ?!?!” shitshow. Unfortunately, the same thing can’t be said for Amanda’s post on the same topic, even though she specifically expressed her irritation with such comments.…

Friday Random Ten

The “Worst Court EVA” edition. 1. Nina Simone – Ooh Child 2. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Breathless 3. John Coltrane – Soul Eyes 4. Tom Waits – Lost in the Harbour 5. Justin Timberlake – FutureSex /…

Resegregation is the new black

Every Supreme Court decision seems to get worse and worse: With competing blocs of justices claiming the mantle of Brown v. Board of Education, a bitterly divided Supreme Court declared Thursday that public school systems cannot seek to achieve or…

Jessicas are all pretty bitches

So true. Dedicated to my favorite Jessica of them all. I generally like Jessicas (but perhaps that’s because I also like pushy broads and hot babes). I tend to dislike Jennifers* but do well with Jens and Jennies. I like…

Not Good.

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear cases for Guantanamo detainees. I want the detainees to have their day in court. I want to see the backwards, illogical and dangerous justifications for Guantanamo evaluated and shot down. I want to…

The content of their character.

Brownfemipower has more on intentionally obscuring desegregation as an anti-racist goal in and of itself: but then i got to the very first comment in the long list of wonderful comments which was as follows: Affirmative action is all about…

Read ‘Ems

Lots of good stuff to read today: Three of my favorite political writers have pieces up on HuffPo today — Ari Melber on the influence (or lack of it) that Michael Moore’s Sicko will have at the polls, Bill Scher…

Egypt Outlaws Female Genital Cutting

Two girls sit next to an old knife that is used to perform female circumcision during a rite of passage ceremony in 2001. via. Good on them. Ninety-seven percent of Egyptian women have undergone clitoridectomies, according to a survey conducted…

Wait a minute…

Apparently, seeking a judicial bypass is evidence that you are not mature enough for a judicial bypass. In fact, being a minor is a huge strike against you: After the hearing the judge found that “she lacked the maturity to…

Right, so.

I’ve spent the past two weeks trying to paint pretty much all of a mural, working title, “The Fucking Mural.” Aside from a misconceived blockout in house paint*, I hadn’t done any work on it until about two weeks ago.…