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  • ariel wrote a new blog post: Is Glee the biggest Senior Prank ever?   4 years, 6 months ago · View

    ThumbnailAfter watching each new episode, I remain unsure of whether Glee is one big joke on the entire blogosphere. I wonder whether, in fact, Glee’s writers, Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan, are laughing at feminists, queer advocates, differently abled folks, and communities of color, who explode with anger and blast Glee headlines across the [...]

  • ariel wrote a new blog post: Controversy erupts over UC Berkeley’s decision to divest from arm sales   4 years, 6 months ago · View

    ThumbnailOn March 17, the Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC) Senate, composed of 20 elected students from UC Berkeley, voted on two resolutions that urged divestment from General Electric and United Technologies, both of which are American companies. As one of these 20 student senators, I have received more than 5,000 emails in support and [...]

  • ariel wrote a new blog post: Healthcare reform: Now serving students   4 years, 6 months ago · View

    ThumbnailHaving witnessed my first ever tea party protest on the steps of the Capitol Sunday evening, and enjoyed a real-life Michele Bachmann sighting, I am mostly delighted that any form of healthcare passed. College students will gain incredible new rights to healthcare and education after Sunday night’s vote on healthcare reform, and after Thursday’s signing of the [...]

  • ariel wrote a new blog post: How not to (not to) spend Spring Break   4 years, 7 months ago · View

    It’s that time of year again–Spring Break time. Spring academic recesses will break out across the nation. Some will stay home with family, or remain at school and study. Some will choose a public service alternative, or spend time with a domestic or international aid organization. Despite these attractive spring break options, countless people will still choose to go absolutely [...]

  • ariel wrote a new blog post: Police Brutality Against CA Protesters for Higher Education…Again   4 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thursday, March 4, a group of UC Davis students marching through campus began to approach a freeway on-ramp for the purposes of occupation, and Yolo County Sheriff’s Department officers blocked the route. They shot pepper balls at students’ feet as the marchers continued to approach the on-ramp. Abruptly, the police pulled Laura Mitchell, a student and [...]

  • ariel wrote a new blog post: March 4 Day of Action: Healing the University of California   4 years, 7 months ago · View

    ThumbnailOn the morning of California’s largest statewide strike and Day of Action for Public Education to date, University of California campuses continue to be plagued by a slew of racist, homophobic, Anti-semitic and transphobic actions. ****Trigger Warning**** Hate Round-up : LGBT Resource Center Vandalized at UC Davis This was discovered Saturday morning. There are responses from the LGBT Resource Center and [...]

  • ariel wrote a new blog post: Australia’s “Year of Women in Local Government”   4 years, 9 months ago · View

    ThumbnailAustralia has declared 2010 to be the “Year of Women in Local Government,” launching an empowering new website to promote the initiative. The most common statistic cited in the speeches surrounding the program shows that in 2009, women accounted for less than 30 per cent of councilors, 20 per cent of senior managers and only five percent [...]

  • ariel wrote a new blog post: South Korea’s Baby-Making Blackout   4 years, 9 months ago · View

    ThumbnailIn Seoul, the Ministry of Health, Welfare, and Family Affairs has now explored a new tactic to boost South Korea’s population growth: turning out the lights . At 7 PM today, and once a month subsequently, the lights in the government building will be turned out.

    Generous gift vouchers are on offer for officials who have more than one [...]

  • ariel wrote a new blog post: Avatar: Count the “isms”   4 years, 9 months ago · View

    Spoiler alert. Saturday night, I watched James Cameron’s Avatar in 3-D. James Cameron spent thirteen years of production time to produce special effects and animation realistic enough to fulfill his lifelong dream of making this movie. But to add insult to injury, Cameron’s long wait time before production is because Avatar is the most “realistic” human resemblance. [...]

  • ariel wrote a new blog post: Health reform opponents offer Hooters gift card   4 years, 10 months ago · View

    ThumbnailThe U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which opposes the current health care reform bill and the public option, is trying to entice people to join their anti-reform mailing list by offering the chance to win a $150 gift card to Hooters ( screenshot here ). As Rachel Maddow reported Tuesday night , this type of grassroots astroturf organizing gives Congress a false impression [...]

  • ariel wrote a new blog post: Houston elects a(n openly gay) mayor   4 years, 10 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Annise Parker, center, with her partner, far right second from right, and their two adopted daughters with supporters . From the Dallas Voice. Running on issues of public safety, auditing city departments to cut waste and fraud, and not raising taxes, Annise Parker became Houston’s mayor on Saturday night, winning a runoff election against fellow Democrat Gene Locke. As Houston’s [...]

  • ariel wrote a new blog post: Quick Hit: Girls Playing with Boys Toys   4 years, 10 months ago · View

    ThumbnailFrom Sociological Images , the Toys To Grow On website features girls playing with toys that books like this one tell us are only for boys. Here, for example, is the Young Woodworker’s Project Kit : And the Spy Scope: And the Archery Kit: And the FBI Agent Play Kit: I understand the public relations effort for empowerment, also considering that they choose a diverse group [...]

  • ariel wrote a new blog post: New French Quotas for Businesswomen   4 years, 10 months ago · View

    The Guardian reports that France’s center-right party, that of President Nicolas Sarkozy, has proposed legislation that sets benchmarks for businesses to bring women into the boardroom:

    In a bill submitted to the French parliament this week, all companies listed on the Paris stock exchange would have to ensure female employees made up 50% of their board members [...]

  • ariel wrote a new blog post: California Marriage Equality Initiative Fizzling Early?   4 years, 10 months ago · View

    ThumbnailIt’s pre-election season in California! Monday, California’s second-most prominent gay marriage advocate, the Courage Campaign, backed away from its previous support of a 2010 repeal of Proposition 8 via press release :

    The Courage Campaign today called for more research and time to change hearts and minds before returning to the ballot Said Rick Jacobs, the Courage Campaign founder and [...]

  • ariel wrote a new blog post: Police Brutality Against CA Protesters for Higher Education   4 years, 11 months ago · View

    Thumbnail A UCLA student being tased last Wednesday for protesting the fee hikes. From November 17-19, the University of California Board of Regents met to decide whether to raise University of California tuition 32%, to exceed $10,000 for the first time in history, including a $585 mid-year fee increase in January. They decided to approve both hikes, [...]

  • ariel wrote a new blog post: Soldier arrested for choosing her son over deployment   4 years, 11 months ago · View

    ThumbnailA soldier and single mother, Army Spc. Alexis Hutchinson missed her deployment flight to Afghanistan because no one could care for her ten-month-old son while she was away. She was arrested and taken to Hunter Airfield in Savannah, GA, while the child was taken into custody for 24 hours. AP and the Oakland Tribune have more:

    “Her civilian attorney, [...]

  • ariel wrote a new blog post: Quick Hit: iPhone “Apps for Girls”   4 years, 11 months ago · View

    ThumbnailApparently, Apple’s App Store has a category called “Apps for Girls.” Among the iPhone’s “essential” Apps for Girls are MASH, Fashion Fix, and lastly, Math Flash Cards, because girls are bad at math. To quote Barbie : “Math class is tough. I love shopping!” The link and the list: Thanks to Mike Healy for the iPhone screenshots. iTunes screenshots are [...]

  • ariel wrote a new blog post: U.S. Lags in Global Gender Gap Rankings   4 years, 11 months ago · View

    ThumbnailYesterday, the World Economic Forum released the Global Gender Gap Report 2009 at the India Economic Summit. The United States is 31st. A quick glance at the rankings: The 134 countries were evaluated on economic participation and opportunity, education attainment, health and survival, and political empowerment. 67% of the countries showed improved scores from 2008-2009, while 33% [...]

  • ariel wrote a new blog post: New campaign for HIV testing targets African American men   4 years, 11 months ago · View

    Thumbnail“Status is Everything”: These are the words repeated in the new HIV testing campaign to be launched by the Newark, NJ African American Office of Gay Concerns (AAOGC). The website is not functional yet, as the campaign will be revealed on December 1, 2009, and officially launched in January 2010, but their preview photo shoot for the [...]

  • ariel wrote a new blog post: Landmark Study on Curvy Women Proves Nothing   4 years, 11 months ago · View

    ThumbnailPerception, a British scholarly journal, has conducted a new study suggesting that heterosexual men are more attracted to curvier women than to thin women. The study asked a gaggle of male students from St Andrews University to look at photos of women’s faces and rate them by health and attractiveness. These young, virile men found women with more [...]

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