Monthly Archives: July 2012

What We Missed

TweetFormer CNN Anchor T.J. Holmes tweets traffic stop in Atlanta, “Driving while black ain’t no joke.” Arizona judge upholds the 20 week abortion ban despite lawsuit fighting it by pro-choice groups. Please read this amazing piece of writing about gun violence, violence and dying slowly in the US.  I just really like this list of [...]
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Saudi woman will be competing in judo donning hijab

Tweet This year in the 2012 Olympics women are competing from every country that is participating in the Olympics including, for the first time ever, Saudi Arabia, Brunei and Qatar. To be clear, Qatar and Brunei weren’t as resistant as our dear friends in the Middle East–Saudi Arabia who made women’s inclusion next to impossible. [...]
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Sherlyn Chopra: The first ever Indian lady to pose nude in Playboy

Tweet Sherlyn Chopra is making naked lady history by being the first Indian woman to pose nude for Playboy. And she’s getting a lot of criticism for this–not because she is supporting a misogynist publication that perpetuates ridiculous standards of sexy. No, that’s not why. Instead, she is getting criticism because some people believe she [...]
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Matrix director Lana Wachowski promotes new film after transition

TweetThe director of my favorite movie The Matrix and The Matrix Reloaded (real Matrix fans like me pretend the third movie in the trilogy doesn’t exist) has transitioned and is the first director in tinsletown to come out as transgender. Lana Wachowski announced that she was transitioning nearly a decade ago but now in promotions for [...]
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There’s no crying in…the Olympics?

TweetI must have missed the memo but apparently it’s a BFD that U.S. gymnast Jordyn Wieber cried.  Wieber, last year’s World Champion, missed the cut and will not be able to compete in the upcoming individual all-around competition at this year’s London games.  The rule states that only two athletes from each team are allowed to [...]
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