Tag Archives: Wednesday weigh in

The Wednesday Weigh-in: Occupy Wall Street and confronting privilege

TweetI haven’t been down to Occupy Wall Street yet, although I’m joining the march with unions and community groups later today. But I’ve been reading a lot of the reflections and critiques as the protests continue to gather steam. Among the unfairly dismissive criticisms, there have been a lot of folks grappling with important questions [...]
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The Wednesday Weigh In: Nobel peace prize edition

Tweet WikiLeaks’ Australian founder Julian Assange, pictured above holding an Australian peace award he received in May of this year. The Nobel Peace Prize nominees for 2011 were recently announced, and there were a few surprises in the bunch.  241 candidates, have been nominated for this year’s award, which, in addition to Arab Spring superstars [...]
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The Wednesday Weigh-In: Your favorite memory

TweetHere’s a video of a man with a camera asking 50 people on the street in Chicago what their favorite memory is. The results are predictably wonderful for a sap like me. I think this is an impossible question, but, damn, it’s so sweet to see people try to think of their very favorite one [...]
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The Wednesday Weigh-In: Feminist art edition

TweetEarlier this year, Courtney wrote about women in art, questioning the lack of gender equality in the art world and presenting some crucial ideas and resources for female artists. At that time, she cited some grim statistics, including the fact that only 8 percent of the work that the Museum of Modern Art exhibits is [...]
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The Wednesday Weigh-in: Dirty Girl Masturbating Edition

Tweet As a long-time masturbation enthusiast and firm believer that respect for autonomous female desire could actually, like, save the world, this article on Dirty Girl Ministries, which aims to cure women of masturbation and porn “addictions,” makes me so sad. As others have said, a group that believes all “sexual thought” (yes, even that [...]
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