Monthly Archives: February 2009

Low-income children shamed by cheese sandwich policy

TweetVia Chicago Tribune: Faced with mounting unpaid lunch charges, Albuquerque Public Schools last month instituted a “cheese sandwich policy,” serving a cold cheese sandwich, fruit and a milk carton to children whose parents are supposed to pay for some or all of their regular meals but fail to pick up the tab. There is a [...]
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More on Rachel Maddow

TweetThe media can’t get enough about America’s new butch sweetheart, Rachel Maddow. I can’t say I blame them, but this week’s piece on Maddow entitled Butch Fatale maybe takes it a bit too far. Author Daphne Merkin writes an overly poetic piece about the role of lesbians in fashion–the forgotten wallflowers, she calls us. She [...]
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Ask Congress to fund anti-violence programs

TweetBoth statistically and anecdotally, incidents of violence against women increase as the economy falters. As Obama prepares to release his budget, now’s the time to ask him and Congress not to reduce funding for preventing violence against women and helping survivors. According to Women’s eNews: Congress is currently authorized to spend up to $175 million [...]
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Gamers banned for sexual orientation

TweetA woman was recently harassed, chased and eventually banned from playing Xbox Live for self identifying as a lesbian. Teresa says: …My account was suspended because I had said in my profile that I was a lesbian. I was harassed by several players, ‘chased’ to different maps/games to get away from their harassment. They followed [...]
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Who needs closet space when you have a nekkid lady?

Tweet I know this picture has already made the rounds, but I felt like I had to post it. You can contact Details Magazine, where the “fashion spread” was published, here. (I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised given the mag’s oh-so-progressive history with women.) Tweet
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