Daily Archives: April 8, 2010

Call for Editors and Volunteers – Dinah Press

Many of you probably already saw this on Alas, but I’m posting here for good measure: Dinah Press, a new small press devoted to publishing the work of marginalized voices, is seeking 1-2 passionate and committed individuals to join its … Continue reading

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Bits and Pieces

An SMU law grad has decided to sue the Supreme Court over abortion — and he’s asking for 7.5 trillion dollars. Seems reasonable. He also requested that police not interfere in his planned use of deadly force against abortion providers, … Continue reading

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A Five-Year-Old on Erykah Badu’s “Window Seat” Video

A lot of really, really fabulous things have been written about Erykah Badu’s video for her song “Window Seat,” and I’m sure that you’ve come across many of them. But this post is the greatest thing that I’ve read on … Continue reading

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Child marriage: sex and money, Juliet and Fawziya Ammodi

This guest post is a part of the Feministe series on Sexual Assault Awareness Month. I think a TRIGGER WARNING is appropriate here. Why does the institution of marriage exist? Even highly romanticized commercials for De Beers speak to the … Continue reading

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Thursday LOST Roundtable: Happily Ever After

Spoilers below! This week on LOST, Desmond yet again finds it difficult to keep his consciousness where it belongs, and we learn a little bit more about what makes him so “special.” We’ve got lots of theories, so check them … Continue reading

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Excusing Violence

A new survey on violence against women in Australia has just been released. “National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey 2009″ was coordinated by an organisation called VicHealth, which was appointed by the Minister for Health in the state … Continue reading

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