Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Just Too Important

I'm sure you know the drill by now, this weeks entries that were just too important to only put in my "what I'm reading" widget. Snippets of entries which don't give you a vague notion of the content of the entry. But these are all well worth looking at.

Angry Black Bitch Blog for Choice – There, but for Roe...

guerrilla mama medicine hotel israeli prison
we are in amsterdam. feeling much better than we have in a few days. it is rainy and a bit chilly but my trusty red coat is working well.

we spent three days in israeli detention. and then were shipped to amsterdam.

via Wild Hunt Blog Ceremony purges White House of evil spirits

Shapely Prose No Words
Robert Blue was arrested for chaining his 15-year-old daughter to a bed, because he thought she was fat and wanted to stop her from eating.

Womanist Musings Dear White People
If there is a critique of whiteness and it isn't about you, don't make it about you. I don't know how many times this has been said. Whiteness, like racism is a systemic force and while it seems that commentary is said in vague generalities, in actuality, it is a critique about the way whiteness is experienced and functions throughout society. Though not all white people are alike and benefit differently from privilege based on connections to other isms, what cannot be denied is an inequality of worth and value. Whiteness is a hegemonic force and acts in its defence daily. While said defence may take different forms, its goal is to maintain unearned power.

Ann at Feministing Kirsten Gillibrand

The Curvature links to an Alternet article on how the NY Times got their DIY Abortions wrong

From Peace 4 the Missing Poverty Vs Domestic Violence And Women Who Are Homeless

Guest Post at The Rotten Little Girls How I Became a Feminist Part I

At Shakesville Read This—and Resolve Again to Be All In about a "hidden camera" show which put up the scenario of a woman having her drink spiked with some sort of powder by her date while she is in the bathroom to see what neighboring bar go-ers would do.

guerrilla baby mama tells us about her Israeli stay, this is not a hotel, the first day. Read them all.

A Little Boob For JetBlue and Delta Goes A Long Way, from Renee at Womanist Musings, along with Brown In The Land Of The Maple Leaf: An Excuse For 3 BC Officers To Beat A Man.

I know many people could give a shit less what happens to people who end up in prison, but I'm not one of them. Check out this Alternet article on women, access to medical care, and the prison system; "Medical Neglect Is the Norm in Women's Prisons".

What would you do if you were just elected mayor and started getting death threats? Well, apparently when you're a black man receiving racist ones, to protest it and resign is "playing the race card".

Hope you enjoy another set of important posts 'round the blogosphere and beyond. I've started school again this week, reports on how things go perhaps at the weekend, but so far, so good. :)