Femmostroppo Reader – September 23, 2010

Apologies to anybody who saw the blip with the linkfest generator this morning – I’m not sure what happened, but have tweaked a few settings to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed.What did I miss? Please share what you’ve been reading (and writing!) in the comments.

  • Priorities – choose your energy drain
  • – “whether or not you choose your priorities, whatever is a priority for you is going to be something of an energy drain. The way your priorities are arranged will mean that you can’t do some things that you might like to do, or that you might need to do. That may have consequences. Those consequences may affect people other than you. Those consequences may not be so wonderful. Whatever those consequences are, however, does not make you a bad person.”

  • An Interesting Take On Taxing The Rich
  • – “I believe it is no coincidence that the two highest peaks in American income inequality came in 1929 and 2008, and that the following years were marked by low economic activity and significant unemployment.”

  • Honorary Harpy of Justice: Amanda Enayati
  • – Becky Sharper links to some inspirational badassery.

  • On being fat and visible
  • – Great post, great photos, great links.

  • Bill Clinton: I was promised a more lenient DADT back in 1993
  • – “But the bottom line is Clinton has to own the policy he helped put into place as a “compromise” to preserve his political capital. Here we are watching the legislative and political floundering to repeal the policy, with thousands of lives – ones dedicated to serving this nation – profoundly affected by the former president’s compromises. ”

  • Social Change and Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever
  • – Photoset showing changes over nearly 3 decades in how a classic children’s book represents the world to its readers.

  • Just Like Jesus Would Do
  • – “[Trigger warning for clergy abuse, sexual violence, and victim grooming.]
    […]Over and over again, we’ve heard about priests and protestant ministers who coerce victims into “sexual relationships” by positing that it is God’s will and using their holy book to facilitate and justify rape.

  • Tell The Discovery Network that their transphobia is unacceptable
  • – “This is not just a ridiculous comparison, it’s a pretty damned offensive one that equates being trans* with being a serial killer – and once again equates being trans* with lying, which is the same argument that murderers make with they murder trans* people.”

  • Fair Pay Isn’t Always Equal Pay. So Says Christina Hoff Sommers.
  • – “She has written an op-ed for the New York Times on why the Paycheck Fairness Act would be a BIIIIG mistake. It’s because women deserve to earn less.”

Disclaimer/SotBO: a link here is not necessarily an endorsement of all opinions of the post author(s) either in the particular post or of their writing in general.

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2 replies

  1. Thanks for the link tigtog!

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