Monthly Archives: July 2010

Schlafly: Non-fact based hater.

Tweet Vanessa mentioned in the What We Missed a few days ago that Phyllis Schlafly made some really offensive comments about married women. She said, “One of the things Obama’s been doing is deliberately trying to increase the percentage of our population that is dependent on government…For example, do you know what was the second [...]
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Girl Scouts release new body image campaign

TweetYou might remember that a few months ago, the Girl Scouts Research Institute released some findings about young women and fashion. The findings revealed some alarming things about how images of fashion models and other media representations of women’s bodies affect the self image of the girls consuming them. Part of the problem, it seemed, [...]
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What We Missed: Arizona Activism Edition

Tweet It has been a big two days in Arizona as SB 1070 has gone into effect. Miriam explained yesterday that part of the law was blocked by a federal judge. Hundreds came out to protest the law. The above picture if from an amazing action coordinated by Ndlon in conjunction with the Ruckus Society. [...]
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Louis C.K.’s unfunny sketch about race

Tweet Full transcript  after the jump This sketch by Louis C.K. on white privilege made me really uncomfortable. While I think Serwer rightly points out that CK’s “jokes” play on “the fear that animates American racial politics,” the major issues at hand here are how delusional some whites can be about present-day racism and the logical implications [...]
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President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III—genuine change or more of the same?

Tweet This past Monday, newly elected President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III of the Philippines delivered his state of the nation address (SONA). Filipino-American activists, however, weren’t about to sit there idly and listen to false promises. Simultaneous protests took place in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, New York and New Jersey. While a lot of [...]
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