Monthly Archives: April 2006

Violent hate crime in Texas

TweetI’m so upset right now, I can’t even deal with writing. Just read. Two white teenagers severely beat and sodomized a 16-year-old Hispanic boy who they believed had tried to kiss a 12-year-old white girl at a party in Spring, Texas, authorities said. The attackers forced the boy out of the house party, beat him [...]
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Women-only train cars in Brazil

TweetRio De Janeiro just started to run women-only subway cars this week…they’re pink striped. How Brazilian women actually feel about the sex-segregated cars is something that remains to be seen. A Reuters headline screams Women applaud no-men, pink-striped metro cars, but another article says that women aren’t fans: “Separation (of the sexes) is a throwback [...]
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For real?

TweetA California woman is seeking $1.2 million in damages after she was spanked in front of coworkers–as part of a team-building exercise. What the fuck? Tweet
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Tony Snow: Racism is a thing of the past

Tweet You know, I didn’t even want to comment on Fox News pundit Tony Snow being tapped as the new White House press secretary. I mean, it’s just too easy. But then I saw this quote from Snow over at Pandagon: “Here’s the unmentionable secret: Racism isn’t that big a deal any more. No sensible [...]
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Professor and students charged with destroying anti-choice display

TweetSally Jacobsen, the Northern Kentucky University professor who was put on leave for encouraging her students to destroy an anti-choice display, has been charged along with her students with criminal mischief, theft by unlawful taking and criminal solicitation. Yikes. Jacobsen is accused of encouraging her students to dismantle a display of 400 crosses that were [...]
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