Wednesday, May 13, 2009

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Your weekly round up of links!

The Ten Things You Need to Know about BIRKENSTOCKS

Mexican Consulate in NYC Shut Down for Atenco!

Letter from Atenco to the Zapatistas

(re)thinking walking: Students of color taking up space at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

(Th)ink Pimps Out Nadaya Suleman

Wesleyan women’s rights activist shot and killed

Calling Customers “Faggots” Costs McDonalds 4000

stuff white people do act surprised when young white guys turn out to be killers

In Which a Radical Feminist Uses the Term “Trans”

Always A "Tramp": Lil Kim On Dancing With The Stars

Demand Respectful and Accurate Reporting on Lateisha Green

Trial for soldier accused of raping and killing a 14-year-old Iraqi girl

I can't imagine this is good politics - do voters really want a party that brags of their callousness? I know empathy is a code word for "activist judges," but it's still a noun with the following definition: "the ability to understand and share the feelings of another." Not such a terrible thing, even for a judge.

I also think the conservative argument fails on psychological grounds. After all, the absence of empathy isn't great jurisprudence: it's psychopathy.

Office of Men’s Health proposed

Like passing gas after a session of abdominal cramps…

U.S. Soldier Convicted of Rape and Murder of 14-Year-Old Iraqi Girl

Mothers Day good news: Better access to home birth in Washington State

Texas Charges Victims for Rape Kits

stuff white people do: dump their mothers into nursing homes

Sex Work Awareness PSA