Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed. Please share what you've been reading (and writing!) in the comments.
- Pam's House Blend:: The Obama admin defends DOMA in a brief comparing marriage equality to incest
- Tragedy at the Holocaust Museum: Stand Up To Terror
- WND is No Longer Just Moronic – It is Dangerously Irresponsible
- WANT Part VIII: Zen and the art of Apollo maintenance
- Stick Figures vs Matriarchy.
- 50 votes (by digby)
- Douchehound of the Day « Kate Harding’s Shapely Prose
– OMFG – this is worse than I feared
– “Eight episodes of right-wing extremist violence in four and a half months. We haven’t gone four weeks since February without some poor guy — always with a long history of mental illness, usually with a record of military service and/or domestic violence, and invariably jacked up on a toxic cocktail of white male privilege; us-versus-them enemy seeking; fury at women, blacks and/or Jews; and a belief that the world as he knew it was ending unless he took up arms — taking out his gun and offing innocent Americans in a suicidal bid for glory.
For the record: This is not business as usual.”
– Frothing misrepresentations from WND even worse than usual
– Something for the nerd who has everything
It’s two months since Richie’s last webcomic slapdown, and it’s a beaut. Remove coffee from vicinity of keyboard before reading.
– “This idea that everyone has to sign on is just utter and complete nonsense — a foolish beltway truism born of some fantasy about ‘Ole Tip and Ronnie throwing down martinis after work.”
– “In this case, what usually gets glossed over is this: what they object to is not what we’re saying but the fact that we’re talking. We don’t just have the audacity to fail to live up to this guy’s standards of beauty — we also have the nerve to persistently not disappear! What kind of women ARE you people? Sure, I could go somewhere else and not have to deal with scary scary critical thought, but I’d still know that somewhere, women were flapping their gums! FAT women! OBESE WOMEN are MAKING NOISES! LANGUAGE NOISES! SOMEWHERE! Oh why won’t they simply be quiet? Can’t you please shut up and restore order to my world?”
– “It’s that idea of feminism as old, outdated, stuffy shit. BOOOOORRRIIINNG! This is a very common argument from the anti-feminists, and so is painting pictures of feminists as out-of-touch, ugly, desperate and no longer fashionable.
The reason I find it so fascinating is that the argument is totally superficial and really shouldn’t work. Who cares if feminists are ugly as hell if they improve women’s lifetime earnings by reducing discrimination in the labor markets? Who cares if they shout as long as women themselves get to keep the right to determine their own fertility patterns? Who cares what was in fashion and wasn’t in fashion?”