Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Weekly Links

Court Rules That Religious School Has Right to Expel Suspected Lesbians from Cara.

Illinois Sued Over Refusal to Correct Birth Certificates from Feministe.

The Heathen Family Revival Blogs For Choice.

No Mas from Angry Black Bitch.

Rethinking Walking: Walk One from Flip Flopping Joy.

The Feminization of Medicine from Bitch Magazine Blogs.

Algeria CIA Station Chief Accused of Drugging, Raping Women from Feministing.

Review of: The Early Works of Cheryl Dunye from Feminist Review. (If you've never seen Dunye's "Watermelon Woman", you really should, it's really interesting. And make sure to watch the credits.)

"The" Ring from Feminist Gal.

Yet more IUSW bashing, though it is easier I suppose from Better Burn That Dress, Sister.

Abortion bill: Physicians could be criminally liable
h/t to Season of the Bitch.

Hispanic Man Assaulted In San Jose For Speaking Spanish

Speak Up For Women and Families in the Economic Recovery Package from Feministe.

Guerrilla Mama Medicine writeson Sympathy and Suffering.
“So far as we feel sympathy,” Sontag writes, “we feel we are not accomplices to what caused the suffering. Our sympathy proclaims our innocence as well as our impotence. To that extent, it can be (for all our good intentions) an impertinent–if not an inappropriate–response. To set aside the sympathy we extend to others beset by war and murderous politics for a consideration of how our privileges are located on the same map as their suffering, and may - in ways that we prefer not to imagine–be linked to their suffering, as the wealth of some may imply the destitution of others, is a task for which the painful, stirring images supply only the initial spark.”

Prison Reform Recidivism and Reintegration at Problem Chylde

Induction of Labour at Homebirth: A midwife Mutiny.

Still in Shock, Gaza Women Tell Their Stories from Womens ENews.

Biblical Battered Wife Syndrome: Christian Women and Domestic Violence at Alternet.

Vatican Official Blames Radical Feminism For The Decline Of Manhood from Womanist Musings.
Doesn't it amuse you when people like folks from the Vatican try and get all technical and say it's "radical" feminists to blame? It makes me giggle wondering if they simply think "radical" means extreme or if they actually think they know what they're talking about. I guess it's not quite as amusing at those who blame simply "feminism" for everything though. :P

Olympic Athlete Phelps Caught With Bong from Vivir Latino.
This is my, OMG Who Cares? news story of the week.

The Weighty Burden of Honourable Names, from Ultra Violet.

Another Edition of Colluder of the Week: Michelle Bernard! from Womanist Musings.

Revolution Starts At Home Confronting Partner Abuse in Activist Communities from Feminist Review.