Monthly Archives: June 2011

$1.3 Million does not mean justice for Oscar Grant

TweetAs reported by the Grio, yesterday the San Francisco transit agency (known as BART) agreed to pay $1.3 million to the mother of Oscar Grant. You’ll remember Grant was the 22-year-old unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a white transit officer in 2009. The officer was found guilty only of involuntary manslaughter, and [...]
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The end of gender?

TweetThe media has been aflutter lately with gender panic. News of genderless children, boys with pink toenails and now genderless preschools have had the press questioning whether we might be at the end of gender. I can only dream. Gender, if we look past the headlines, is alive and well. And to be honest, I [...]
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Slutwalk in Mexico City: We have many reasons to march

TweetThere has been much discussion around the feminist blogosphere about the resonance of Slutwalks among women of color. Andrea Plaid recently weighed in on the debate at Alternet. Ileana Jimenez of Feminist Teacher interviewed Gabriela Amancaya, one of the organizers of Mexico’s first Slutwalk in the capitol city, adding more vibrancy to the conversation about [...]
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Scandal turns into opportunity for first female IMF chief

TweetIt was announced yesterday that French finance minister Christine Lagarde has been chosen to lead the International Monetary Fund after Dominique Strauss-Kahn was forced to resign after his arrest for sexual assault. Until the US announced it’s support for Lagarde yesterday morning, it was unclear whether she or Mexican central bank governor Agustin Carstens would [...]
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What We Missed

TweetGreat coverage of the NYPD/rape protest this morning. How the anti-bullying movement is hurting itself. Alternatives, and I mean alternatives, to juvenile incarceration. The International Monetary Fund just selected French finance minister Christine Lagarde to be its next managing director. Tweet
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