Monthly Archives: August 2008

Weekly Feminist Reader

TweetA kicker was booted from a high-school football team in Georgia because of her gender. A Pakistani senator defends the fact that women were buried alive in his district as “tribal custom.” Monica Roberts has video interviews with Isis, the first trans contestant on Top Model. MzBitca has a plea: leave Amy Winehouse alone! A [...]
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More on the RNC raids

TweetI want to put in a plug for the site TheUptake, which has obsessive (in a good way) coverage and videos of the RNC protests and raids. They’ve got the video of DemocracyNow’s Amy Goodman leaping a fence to question some journalists who were detained: Glenn Greenwald and Lindsay Beyerstein have more on the house [...]
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Hurricane Gustav approaches, and INCITE needs your support

TweetINCITE! needs your support in their efforts to help low-income women of color with evacuation efforts as Hurricane Gustav approaches the Gulf Coast. Your assistance is urgently needed to help low-income women of color and their families evacuate safely if need be, stay safe for the duration of the evacuation, and return to the city [...]
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More on Palin

TweetI have a piece up at TAP: Palin’s addition to the ticket takes Republican faux-feminism to a whole new level. As Adam Serwer pointed out on TAPPED, this is in fact a condescending move by the GOP. It plays to the assumption that disaffected Hillary Clinton supporters did not care about her politics — only [...]
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Hurricane Katrina: Three years ago today

TweetBush and McCain share cake for McCain’s 69th birthday as Hurricane Katrina hits Gulf Coast. With all the election news and the impending landfall of Hurricane Gustav, let’s not forget that today marks the three-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Salon has an interview with Phyllis Montana-LeBlanc, who appears in Spike Lee’s documentary about Katrina, “When [...]
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