Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed. Please share what you've been reading (and writing!) in the comments.
- I think you’re confused as to the meaning of “child support”
- Excuse me while I have a little rant…
- Wrongful Conviction Overturned For Woman Whose Report Of Rape Disbelieved By Police
- NYC Reading: Diaspora of the Fantastic: Black Women Writers of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror
- OMGWTFLOL WHAT?
- Just Because People Are Staying Married, Doesn't Mean Marriage is Working.
- 40% of ethnic minority women in UK live in poverty – Fawcett
- Jon and Kate, Plus Millions of Female Tabloid Readers
– “No one is legally obligated to be a dad in terms of providing the kind of emotional support that parents should ideally provide; the state, however, does have an interest in making sure that children are fed and financially provided-for. That’s where child support comes in. The courts can’t force you to be a decent human being, but they can make you pony up a little cash to make sure that the kid you helped create has something to eat and some clothes to wear.”
– “How would [straight men] feel if they knew that every year hoards[sic] of women go on holiday to places like Vegas and Amsterdam where they will be offered men to use as they please at every bloody turn, and that that’s the very reason they go there?”
– “The exoneration came only after her former partner was tried and convicted for sex crimes against another victim. What this indicates is that the police had no truly credible evidence of her guilt and instead relied on stereotypes about who files false rape reports and what real rapists look like.”
– a reading and discussion on women of color in speculative fiction – an issue with which mainstream writers/publishers have demonstrated much fail
– “But the point is this: If the queer community is still being all but ignored while making this much noise, imagine if they were silent.”
– “I am over studies that are just about how middle class people stay married and cheat or do not cheat. What are the relationship habits of people that don’t marry, that try alternatives, that don’t have social access to marriage (the queer community, poor people, etc), what are they doing?”
– More women at risk of being locked in to poverty, and being caught in a Catch-22: “Despite providing essential care for family members, these women are being treated as having made inappropriate choices because their caring work is unpaid. Mothering is being deemed unproductive in this policy paradigm.”
– examining our media consumption choices