What We Missed

Pic of the day. (Via)

A remarkable speech from 1970 on gay rights by Black Panthers co-founder Huey Newton.

Starting tomorrow, Amplify Your Voice is hosting an International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Blogathon.

Samhita at The American Prospect on marrying yourself.

Kelley at the community blog talks about the abysmally antiquated and sexist selection of online games for girls.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Posted May 16, 2012 at 12:06 am | Permalink

    My favorite part:

    Friends are allowed to make mistakes. The
    enemy is not allowed to make mistakes because his whole existence is a
    mistake, and we suffer from it.

  2. Posted May 16, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    I just don’t think Huey Newton’s actions back up what he said–the BPP had a lot of problems with harassment, machismo, and downplaying women’s issues. Most of the victories for women in the BPP were thanks to women, and a lot of those happened after cointelpro, when the FBI arrested or killed many of the big male leaders and, facing a shortage of people and brain power, women were allowed to step into those positions.

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