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In case you are worried that little women can’t carry big men out of combat, here are some GIFs.

Enter a short film in the Female Condoms Are_______ Film Contest and win a cash prize!

Teenage Girl Blossoming Into Beautiful Object.

Please, anti-choicers, let’s keep Lilly Potter out of this.

Kiera Feldman looks at the long White Flight of American Jews moving to illegal settlements in “Israel” (Spoiler alert: they’re not within Israel’s legal borders.)

Marriage equality! It’s just like “legalizing male breastfeeding”!

Florida man accused of fraud for taking his wife’s… last name.

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  1. Posted January 29, 2013 at 11:26 pm | Permalink

    The Israel piece.

    It sort of echoes for me what was already said in the graphic novel Jerusalem by Guy Delisle. Esp. about the mundane vibe.

    I found I got a lot more out of today’s Democracy Now interview w/Dror Moreh about his documentary “the Gatekeepers.” More than most media I consume on the topic, really, which is to say I experienced stuff other than anger, grief, confusion or embarrassment. There were thoughts.

    A, it’s less outsider looking in.

    B, Moreh seems to be challenging the simplistic narrative of , say, look at these weird, delusional/bad/wtf people!! that I see in the Vice article… Moreh talks about showing his documentary in Israel, AND he sort of calls out Amy Goodman for the way DN frames their interview and his clips (hint: reminds me of the Vice piece). Actually, I think he kind of called out a US gazing habit. Then Moreh realigns the discussion. I found it a lot more valuable and productive than a stare-at piece like in Vice.

    And anecdotally, as a non-Orthodox Jew who’s been around modern Orthodox Jews & communities, the aliyah demographic and romance isn’t news to me. It’s been that way the whole of my memory with more momentum over time.

    My sex educator hat is still sick about the Israel news from yesterday, I just. Ugh.

    dn interview:
    http://www.democracynow.org/2013/1/29/the_gatekeepers_in_new_film_ex

    jerusalem graphic novel: http://www.amazon.com/Jerusalem-Chronicles-Holy-Guy-Delisle/dp/1770460713/ref=pd_sim_b_3

  2. Posted January 30, 2013 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    A man can take his wife’s name in any state, even states that don’t specifically allow it. Common law is that anyone can use any name, as long as there is no intent to defraud. Easiest way is probably to get a new social security card and new passport, then use those to get the driver’s license. If problems arise, deal with the DMV’s legal dept. rather than the staff at the DMV counter.

    A man taking his wife’s name is going to remain rare, as is a married couple giving the kids the wife’s name. Most women can’t handle the social disapproval from their family and peers. “I just tacked on his name” and “the baby has my surname as a middle name” will continue to be heard almost as often as “I’m not a feminist, but…”

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