Monthly Archives: January 2011

Ugandan activist named on anti-gay hit list found murdered

TweetTrigger warning Fucking fuck. Remember the Ugandan newspaper “hit list” of 100 gay and lesbians, including names, pictures, and home addresses including a headline reading “Hang Them”? Well, after months of fear, hiding and even some attacks, one of those individuals — gay rights activist David Kato — was found beaten to death in his [...]
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Film on portrayal of women and girls in the media up for Sundance award

TweetHoly Must-See Movie. Between what looks like a great round-up of commentators in the film (hi Jenn!) and the call for the use of media activism as a tool to combat the negative portrayals of women and girls in media, this looks like a very powerful documentary. And imagine if it won Sundance? h/t to [...]
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Why isn’t the media talking about another 9-year-old girl killed by political violence in Arizona?

Tweet Well, here’s a story that should be getting more attention, but isn’t. In the spring of 2009, 9-year-old Brisenia Flores was shot and killed when a group of Minutemen raided her parents’ home in Arivaca, Arizona hoping to steal drugs and money to fund their vigilante border-policing. The Daily Beast reports (trigger warning): Early [...]
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Home Depot Makes the “Man Cave” Official

Tweet Props to my girl Erin for finding this gem at Home Depot – that’s right, the store is offering the “Top 10 Man Cave” paint colors, hence making the “no women allowed” den of sports, beer and manly brouhaha to escape the oppressive forces of their wives an official room of the hetero household…and [...]
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Anti-choice “sting” operation targets Planned Parenthood

TweetIt seems Planned Parenthood has uncovered either a multi-state sex trafficking ring or the latest conservative undercover “sting” operation designed to catch clinic employees doing…something bad. Signs are pointing to the latter. The AP reports: “Planned Parenthood, a perennial protest target because of its role in providing abortions, has notified the FBI that at least [...]
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