Monthly Archives: June 2005

i heart ashley

Tweet While it may piss me off that some celebrities have more political power than more intelligent and influential minds in this country, I must say that Ashley Judd kicks motherfuckin’ ass in the feminist activist department. Judd testified at a recent Congressional hearing on the urgency to address gender equality in the battle against [...]
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Sappho poem published after 2,600 years

TweetFrom Reuters: A love poem written 2,600 years ago by Sappho, the greatest female poet of ancient Greece, was published Friday for the first time since it was rediscovered last year. …The 12-line poem, only the fourth to have been recovered, was found on papyrus wrapped around an Egyptian mummy. It was published with an [...]
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Katha Pollitt takes on “reframing”

TweetGo check out Katha Pollitt’s latest column, If the Frame Fits… Pollitt takes on the whole “reframing” abortion issue with her usual combination of thoughtfulness and smarts: In the wake of the 2004 election, Democrats have embarked on an orgy of what the linguist George Lakoff calls “reframing”–repositioning their policies linguistically to give them mass [...]
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Jerusalem bans gay pride parade

TweetSigh. Jerusalem authorities have said they are banning a gay pride parade planned for next week, saying the event would be “provocative” and set off unrest. You know what I think is “provocative?” Assholes. UPDATE: Never mind. Tweet
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Chinese government to ban sexual harassment

TweetI had no idea it wasn’t illegal; scary. The central government wants to ban sexual harassment as a draft amendment to a law protecting the rights of women was submitted to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress in Beijing yesterday for first deliberation. According to the draft amendment, no one shall be allowed [...]
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