But Your Honor, He Was Gay!

(This post is about hate murders, and therefore could be triggering.) From Pandagon, the Governator signs legislation prohibiting the Gay Panic defense, in the name of a woman whose murderers defended themselves via the Trans Panic defense: The Gwen Araujo…

Volunteers?

Jessica Valenti of feministing is writing an article for the Guardian UK about bois, and would like willing interviewees: I’m looking to interview folks who identify as bois, who have dated a boi—or even someone who you think is fab…

Your Tourism Will Not Protect You

Apparently, they’re making a movie out of The Last King of Scotland. I love Giles Foden, and hope he writes another book soon. I’m not sure what the adaptation will look like–cinematic treatments of atrocity are frequently underwhelming, and directors…

Uncovering Iran

A fantastic BBC radio broadcast, featuring my favorite NYU Law professor, Ziba Mir-Hosseini, and two other Iranian commentators. There’s no direct link, so you have to go to the “Listen to Previous Programmes” tab and select “Uncovering Iran.” They offer…

Potluck for Choice!

If you haven’t planned your Potluck for South Dakota, get goin’. If you’re in the Bay area, stop by Mary’s potluck this Saturday: 1337 E. 27th St. Oakland, CA 94606 Saturday, Sept. 30 from 4:00pm until whenever… Bring a dish…

Help a Feminist African Village

A few days ago I wrote about the African village that banned domestic violence and serves as a refuge for women and girls. There’s an NYU event coming up featuring the matriarch of the village, and some people who aren’t…