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  1. Posted May 6, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Permalink


    “On Pregnancy and Privacy and Fear” by Aubrey (not me) Hirsch at The Rumpus

    “Women: Occupy the Left” by Katha Pollitt at The Nation
    (But realizing when she writes the word “women,” she also is talking about some trans, genderqueer, and intersex people who have a uterus and are negatively affected by anti-choice laws).

    “Race, Millenials and Reverse Discrimination” by Jamelle Bouie at The Nation

    “A Historical Guide to Hipster Racism” by Thea Lim at Racialicious

  2. Posted May 6, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    I posted Scared to Ask — about workplace accessibility — for Blogging Against Disablism Day.

    If you give them pancakes… — How I know I’m making a difference as a teacher.

    And the beginning of a new yoga anatomy series, this one focusing on the hips.

  3. Posted May 6, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Permalink
  4. Posted May 6, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Permalink

    GOP would strip VAWA provision of confidentiality for undocumented survivors by allowing officials to contact their abuser http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/05/04/478442/house-gop-would-let-domestic-abusers-know-their-victims-called-for-help/

  5. Posted May 6, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    I can’t decide if I can conjure up any sympathy for this guy.

    • Posted May 7, 2012 at 1:55 am | Permalink

      I believe this to be restorative justice at its finest. I think we are often quick to condemn people for a lifetime, even people as young as 15 who, while choosing to commit atrocious acts, are also able to change and contribute to the forward moevement of social justice. Simply condeming them for life is act of anger (justifiable anger none the less)…but engaging people like him in the process to shift cultural norms & speak to young men to prevent many more incidents of the horrific act of rape is needed, and I appreciate his acceptance of responsibility and commitment to the movement.

    • Posted May 7, 2012 at 10:41 am | Permalink

      I’m with Sarah. How should we treat people who have done something bad to another human, but have either served their punishment or are remorseful and want to repent? How do we integrate these people back into society?

  6. Posted May 6, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

    It’s interesting how when a woman gets raped by a man, it’s rape. But when a man gets raped by a woman, it’s “forcing to make love”. Double Standard anyone?

  7. Posted May 6, 2012 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

    This week I wrote about the GOP’s attempt to dismiss the “War on Women” as imaginary and/or Obama’s fault. I don’t really see the way forward for them, as they’re losing women’s votes so badly, especially in key swing states. http://noticingthegap.com/2012/04/30/what-war-on-women/

  8. Posted May 6, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    Wishing that I lived closer to this; it looks amazing! http://pitchfork.com/news/46343-antony-talks-curating-meltdown-festival/ Antony Hegarty is a beautiful person and an incredible artist (Antony and the Johnsons) whose songs revolve around the themes of gender, suffering and hope. Here’s a great article on him, if you’re interested in hearing more: http://pitchfork.com/features/articles/7634-another-world/

  9. Posted May 7, 2012 at 2:50 am | Permalink
  10. Posted May 7, 2012 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    Just want to share a project that we’ve started here at SUNY Oneonta to teach members of our community about the need to rephrase victim-blaming statements into ones that blame perpetrators. You can see our video <a href=" here for mac and here for pc.

  11. Posted May 7, 2012 at 10:23 am | Permalink

    Some guys really don’t get it. “Fine, but why the hostility?” An ex wonders why I don’t greet him with open arms, like a loyal collie, seven years after I hung up on him and told me not to call again.

  12. Posted May 7, 2012 at 10:39 am | Permalink
  13. Posted May 7, 2012 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    YDS’s Women Caucus Chair responds to “Girls” in this post on The Activist – it’s truthful, and even funny at times


  14. Posted May 7, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

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