Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed (lots of links today, after a catch-up when I got back home yesterday – so I’m putting them behind a cut):
- Monday Blogaround
- Quote of the Day
- Hear that biological clock, guys?
- Free Markets Of Ideas
- May I Have a Little Victim-Blaming With That?
- Things That Pain Me
- So You Think You Can Rape and Get Away With It
- Maternity leave- will this help?
- Spot the problem
- Michelle Obama speaks to Inner London schoolgirls
- FEMALE SEX TOURISTS IN THE CARIBBEAN
- Weekly Feminist Reader
- Trafficked boys in China
- How anti-vaccination hysteria is about sex, accidentally helping Big Pharma—anything but science
- Weekend Reads
- Black People Are Uniquely Homophobic Eh?
- Outrage over flogging of woman in Pakistan, silence over same treatment of man accused of being gay
- Rush: Obama praise will give Gordon Brown 'anal poisoning'
April 7, 2009 – Liss’s roundup
April 7, 2009 – ah yes, we sent troops into Afghanistan to improve the status of women, they say
April 7, 2009 – Kate Harding has some thinky thoughts
April 7, 2009 – yep
April 7, 2009 – “This guy wasn’t strict. He was a controlling, abusive asshole who used one of their children to stalk and spy on his wife. And when she didn’t follow his order to return home, he took his revenge.”
April 7, 2009 – Quote: “Now, this is the point at which a lot of you will be asking why I am upset. What’s wrong with Autism Speaks?”
April 7, 2009 – Quote: “So even though this guy has been accused three times of sexual assault, including by a minor, he was not only not prosecuted for years, despite consistent stories from multiple accusers, but he was somehow able to parlay his unaffected career into a position on a popular television show which regularly brought him into intimate physical contact with young women, including minors.”
April 7, 2009 – the need for more flexible arrangements to provide more equal parental leave entitlements
April 7, 2009 – Quote: “nothing like a cargo cult”
April 7, 2009 – Quote: “If you want to know the reason why I’m standing here, it’s because of education. I never cut class. Sorry I don’t know if anybody here is cutting class. I never did. I loved getting As. I liked being smart. I loved being on time. I loved getting my work done. I thought being smart was cooler than anything in the world.”
April 7, 2009 – another pearler from Sociological Images
April 7, 2009 – from Feministing
April 7, 2009 – chilling
April 7, 2009 – Raising some important points
April 7, 2009 – Lauren’s returned to posting linkfests – excellent collection
April 7, 2009 – Just another reminder: gay rights are not special rights, it isn’t “special” to be free from discrimination. Civil rights are universal rights.
April 7, 2009 – sexism is not the only generator of double standards
April 7, 2009 – I just don’t understand WHY the hardline right take any notice at all of Rush Limbaugh, but they do. Which means his revolting rants matter.