What We Missed

The first HIV positive person is traveling into the US today, after the HIV travel ban was lifted. At least, it’s the first documented person to be openly traveling with HIV.
Mary Daly, self-identified “radical elemental feminist” and academic, died yesterday at the age of 81 (via wikipedia).

Jaclyn Friedman on Amplify
: Could the web take the scandal out of sexuality?
Courtney gives us a run-down of New Year’s resolutions for improving political dialogue over at The American Prospect.

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  1. DeafBrownTrash
    Posted January 4, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    I just wanna get in the word for my filmmaker friend, Mike Barber, who has a great documentary about Canada’s slavery past that is often ignored in public schools. You can watch the trailer here:
    I hope everyone will check it out. Thanks!

  2. Cactus Wren
    Posted January 5, 2010 at 3:03 am | Permalink

    Farewell, Mary Daly. We would have disagreed on many things, but anyone who could coin a word like “phallusy” (as in, “the notion of innate male superiority is a phallusy”) deserves to be remembered.

  3. uberhausfrau
    Posted January 5, 2010 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    mary daly? how incredibly sad. i saw her speak back in 2001/2002. really awesome lady.

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