Day: January 14, 2009

Whoops, we do torture people after all

Yeah, oops. One of the more frustrating aspects about this situation — other than the clear human rights violations — is that prolonged detention without charge or trial, coupled with torture and inhumane treatment, shows a fundamental lack of faith…

Immigration Prosecutions Drain Resources

Hopefully, all of us here can agree that the United State’s current policies surrounding prosecuting undocumented immigrants for entering the country, and the ways that those immigrants are treated while in custody, are cruel, inhumane and blatantly racist. But this…

Brave Girls:

The students at the Mirwais School for Girls. One morning two months ago, Shamsia Husseini and her sister were walking through the muddy streets to the local girls school when a man pulled alongside them on a motorcycle and posed…

Arrest Made in Oscar Grant Murder

Johannes Mehserle, the BART Police officer who was filmed fatally shooting the unarmed Oscar Grant (left) execution-style while he was lying face-down on the ground, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. The BART police officer who fatally shot an…

Yes Means Yes TONIGHT at KGB Bar

Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape is on tour, and is having its launch party tonight at KGB Bar in Manhattan. I’ll be reading, along with Jaclyn Friedman, Jessica Valenti, Brad Perry, Rachel…

Is this what a feminist looks like?

I say yes, and I think Ms. Magazine’s cover is great. Obama has reportedly self-identified as a feminist, and has the legislative record to back it up. Is he a perfect feminist, or a perfect progressive? Not by any stretch…

Faking that vacuum-fresh seal

I’m not really sure what to say about this, other than if he wants to re-live you losing your virginity in all of its blood-oozing glory, or if you have to fake losing it to please him, dump the motherfucker…