Wednesday, February 18, 2009

And this week...

Unionized Sex industry workers made history at the World Social Forum in Belem, Brazil Jan. 27- Feb. 1 2009

Faking A Four Way

Call For Submissions!
Viviane’s preparing the next Feminist Carnival of Sexual Freedom and Autonomy - send her your best stuff, or hell, send her other people’s best stuff. Just send her stuff. It’ll be going up next week.

UU Shooter Pleads Guilty
Chris Walton at Philocrites has news concerning Jim David Adkisson, who attacked a Knoxville Unitarian Universalist congregation with a shotgun last July, killing two and injuring six. Adkisson, who defined himself to neighbors as a “Confederate” and a “believer in the old South”, plead guilty and was sentenced to life in prison. The Knoxville News Sentinel also got to read Adkisson’s four-page manifesto, where he calls the UU church his ex-wife once attended “a den of un-American vipers” and bemoans the fact that he couldn’t kill every Democrat in Congress.

Justice for Indigenous Women
Aboriginal women are constantly going missing, being murdered, and the rest of Canada sleeps soundly while mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, cousins, nieces, friends, are facing incredible amounts of violence disproportionate to non-Native women. The responsibility, then, falls upon Native communities to solve all the problems of Canadian colonialism, while I and the next non-Native sleeps. There are hundreds of unresolved missing and murder cases of Native women in Canada alone. They are mostly forgotten by larger Canadian society, erased, and invisible to mainstream eyes because Indigenous women are racialized as disposable.

Sex with the Amazon: Island Girl
There are many types of island girl, at least constructed in the fantasies of others, but that whiff of the exotic that whiff of the other it hangs around. Not exotic to be worshipped or interesting, but enough to be new, that hot sweat

And we pay for it

So believe you me I know what is going on when they say Rihanna is an " islandgirl", when talking about her assault

Abstinence-Only Ed Sez, “You can’t rape a slut!”

Racist Porn and the Recession
Violet Blue: Nothing is recession proof, especially not your tired old racist porn.

Thoughts on the RapeLay Video Game

Boxing Through Adversity
Cheryl Ziegler, an 18-year-old single mother from the Lower Brule Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, who is also a boxer.

Autonomy Under Siege in the Zapatista Zones

Transsexuals In Iran

This Is How Whitewashing Us Out of GLBT History Begins

outlaw midwives: a manifesta

Formerly Incarcerated People and Economic Justice

Connections: The Apostate and Professor What If review...
Yes Means Yes!: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape

A condom-based stank eye incident at the Walgreen’s…

Science Says Men Are Sexist Pigs! Except . . . Not.

The Allied Media Conference

Pondering the photo ban...
I thought of those Civil War photographs when I read this news report on the debate over whether to lift the current ban on showing the return of our war dead from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Many military families who have lost a loved one support lifting the ban and I do too.

And so do I.

A pair of posts, insightful, important, and to me, really quite troubling...
Professor, What If?: What if the feminist blogosphere is a form of digital colonialism?
To which Black Amazon: Responds.