Monthly Archives: September 2011

Local clerk in New York refuses to sign gay marriage licenses

TweetI have so little patience for this bullshit. After New York legalized same-sex marriage last June, some local clerks resigned rather than have to sign marriage licenses for gay couples. But in Ledyard, a rural upstate town, the town clerk Rose Marie Belforti avoids committing that terrible sin by having her deputy sign all marriage [...]
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Roman Polanski admits the girl he raped was his “victim”

Tweet Nearly 35 years after the fact, Roman Polanski, finally concedes that drugging and raping a 13-year old girl was a mistake. In a new documentary, Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir, that premiered at the Zurich Film Festival this week, the award-winning director and bail-jumping fugitive apologized to Samantha Greimer, the woman he raped back [...]
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What We Missed

TweetLisa Wade of Sociological Images drops some serious knowledge (like, backed up with research and statistics everything) about hook up culture on college campuses. At The Grio, our Zerlina asks if the youngest person ever executed in America was innocent. Women rock: Joan Jett, Heart and Chaka Khan have all been nominated for the Rock [...]
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L’Shana Tova/Happy New Year

TweetSomething that many people don’t know just by looking at me is that I am Jewish. Although I am no longer a practicing Jew and don’t currently identify heavily with any organized religion, I was raised in a conservative synagogue and Bat Mitzvah’d as a teen. Being a Jew of color has been for me [...]
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The Wednesday Weigh In: Nobel peace prize edition

Tweet WikiLeaks’ Australian founder Julian Assange, pictured above holding an Australian peace award he received in May of this year. The Nobel Peace Prize nominees for 2011 were recently announced, and there were a few surprises in the bunch.  241 candidates, have been nominated for this year’s award, which, in addition to Arab Spring superstars [...]
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