Monthly Archives: April 2009

Support Latin@ Voices: Presenting ¡PRESENTE!

Tweet We are happy to announce the launch of ¡PRESENTE! an online organizing effort to support and make powerful voices of the Latin@ community. From their introduction letter, Our goal is to create a broad-based online community of Latinos and our allies strong enough to make the United States honor its promises and protect our [...]
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Vintage Sexism: I’m Glad I’m a Boy! I’m Glad I’m a Girl!

TweetBinary gender systems are constructed. They rely on the repetition of dominant narratives via psychology, music, popular culture, film and of course children’s books. This gem comes from a children’s book called, “I’m Glad I’m a Boy! I’m Glad I’m a Girl! It is from the 1950′s and I almost appreciate how blatantly obvious it [...]
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Homophobic Asshole of the Week: Virginia Foxx

TweetMiriam touched on this briefly yesterday when the Matthew Shepard Act passed the House, but this really takes the cake. Anyone that is opposed to hate crime legislation must have a tremendous super power to ignore all the violence that has been inflicted upon marginalized populations all through out history, a violence that continues. And [...]
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Miriam’s Feministing Story

TweetI’m about a year late on this one, but the other’s all posted videos of their Feministing Stories last year: Jessica, Samhita, Courtney, and Ann Jessica actually introduced me to the blog in her Feministing story video. Aww. Transcript after the jump! Tweet
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Breaking news: Hate crimes legislation passes House!

TweetYou can follow the debates via twitter, or see them live at C-SPAN here. The hate crimes legislation is the Matthew Shepherd Act, description here. There are some really hateful things being said by the legislators, including the suggestion that Matthew Shepherd’s death was not actually a hate crime motivated by his being gay. Absurd. [...]
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