Friday, September 17, 2010


New work from Erin M. Riley - textile art + sociological explorations of young women on the internets = awesome. - Hipster took a stand!  Go, hipster, go! - Ah, the joys of gender polarization. - "There's also a misconception among many commenters that when I say "acceptance" I mean "approval" or even "support." I'm not asking you to approve of fat people's choices or fat itself. [...] I'm telling you that you need to accept fat people as human beings, treat us with respect, respect our personal choices (and by respect I don't mean "admiration") and keep your judgments to yourself while not allowing your personal biases to distort how you treat fat people. It's pretty simple."  I ♥ Tasha Fierce. - "“If Rep. Kern and her allies spent as much time focusing on Oklahoma’s future as they seem to spend worrying about my past, maybe we could keep teachers in the classroom and rebuild our crumbling infrastructure,” Novotny said." Brittany Novotny is a transwoman (among many other things) who is running against bigot Sally Kern. - A few key findings:
• LGBQ Respondents of Color were more likely than their LGBQ White counterparts to indicate race as the basis for harassment, and were significantly less likely than LGBQ White respondents to feel very comfortable or comfortable in their classes (60%, 65%, respectively).
• [...]those who identified as transmasculine, transfeminine, and gender non-conforming (GNC) experienced significantly higher rates of harassment than men and women - C'mon Obama - how hard is it to put a few damn solar panels on the White House?  Crikey. - "The official probe of her death would later note that earlier she had been "reprimanded" for showing "empathy" for the prisoners. One of the most moving parts of the report, in fact, is this: "She said that she did not know how to be two people; she…could not be one person in the cage and another outside the wire."  (Don't miss part 2 as well - linked at the bottom of the post)

After that last link, I feel that we need to end on a happyfuntimes note.

My friend Alicia turned me on to this and I was all "oh, cool!"  And then I visited their site: - turns out they are takin' traditional Irish dance to a whole new level.  I am so in love with this.

1 comment:

  1. I watched it twice and then made James watch it with me...happy moment! But it did it the wrong way around. I watched the happy vid and then clicked through to the stories. Sigh. I'll do it your way next time.