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ETA – lots today! Read them after the cut:
- Don’t be this boring, ever
- Attention New York Times and the Entire Rest of the World: Asperger's IS Autism?
- Righties compare Kenneth Gladney to Neda; ask for donations for his "medical bills"
- Violent Misogyny as Entertainment: Discussion Thread
- Who's afraid of the big, bad Clinton?
- Chris Rock takes on black hair pathology in the documentary 'Good Hair'
- Paranoid or Dead: The modern woman’s dilemma.
- Put That Patriarchy Bashing Hammer Down Ladies We Are in the US!
- Epic battle of Nice Guys® vs. common sense at Penny Arcade
- Put away your sneakers, ladies. "Beauty race" is a myth
- No wonder their support is fading
- Markets as a solution to climate change: Epic Fail
- o filthy grandeur!: Race and Gender in Coraline
– “Dear inhabitants of planet Earth: If you need a special class to make you like the fit of your jeans, YOU ARE WEARING THE WRONG JEANS.”
– “Back then they still believed the refrigerator mom stuff, see? Tagging a kid with that label was like saying to a mother, “You are such a fuckup.” And even after that theory was largely discarded, the perception of autism was that it was this horrible beast-monster that ate your child’s brain and ruined your entire life and busted up your marriage and by the way, your haircut’s ugly too.”
– “There’s just one tiny problem. Kenneth Gladney works for the St. Louis Police Department as a Crisis Intervention Office. He has health care. Isn’t this fraud, to attempt to get peoples’ money by misrepresentation? Isn’t this against some kind of code of conduct for police officers?”
– “Between receiving this email, Deeky’s earlier post about Weeds, and the million-and-one (or so) posts I feel like I’ve written recently about rape/stalking/domestic violence as entertainment, I thought I’d open a discussion thread with the question: What’s the most egregious example of violent (or borderline violent) misogyny you’ve seen in a television show or film lately?”
– “Instead of taking her response as evidence that she has the gravitas, the cojones to be secretary of state and deal with foreign leaders who think less of her because she’s a woman, it’s being trumpeted as a sign of emotional weakness.”
– Pam takes a look at the new Chris Rock doco
– “Rape Prevention Tips From Rapists: Stay Inside Or Die A Horrible Death”
– “We profess to being shocked at one or another of these outlandish crimes, but the shock wears off quickly in an environment in which the rape, murder and humiliation of females is not only a staple of the news, but an important cornerstone of the nation’s entertainment.”
– “Look, it’s all bullshit. There’s plenty of advice for the loveless and the lonely. But men that are attracted to the seduction community don’t want to hear it, period. Because it, and I can’t repeat this enough, tells them what they don’t want to hear, which is that the way to get good at dating is to start by believing women are people, and respecting and even coming to enjoy them in all their diversity. “
– “It’s a good reminder that even science can’t get in the way of the old lies the media is so fond of telling us.”
– the dinosarus are still bleating against same-sex marriages
– short and sweet
– some thoughts on the film