There’s a wee bit of good news mixed with the bad this week, along with a couple of year-in-reviews of 2013’s top moments in feminism and misogyny. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny Has Fantastic Feminist Hair
No, really. Why? I feel like these 90 degree days in September are worth some discussion. No, you say? Fine. On with the news! Read More Midweek News: Why Is It Still So Hot?
How can we go around the world and saying that we’re the bastions and the light of freedom throughout the world, when we marginalize people within our own country and our own society?
–from Baldemar Velasquez in an interview with Bill Moyers about the ongoing David vs. Goliath struggles to ensure fairness for American farm workers
I want to live in a world where the George Zimmermans of the world run to help the Trayvon Martin’s of the world, not hunt them down. Read More Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost: Why Are We Still Talking? Do Something!
So, my home state has not been getting very good press lately. Granted, it’s entirely deserved. The state’s infamous “Stand Your Ground” law is either a legitimate defense or a means to justify homicide, depending on your race. Two different juries composed of eligible citizens acquitted George Zimmerman of murdering Trayvon Martin near Orlando in “self-defense,” while convicting Marissa Alexander, a black woman living in Jacksonville, to 20 years in prison for discharging a gun into the air to scare off an abusive ex. Read More Florida, I Just Can’t Quit You
“Only in America can a dead black boy go on trial for his own murder.” – Syreeta McFadden
No, seriously, everything is the worst. Read More Lunchtime Poll: Everything and Everyone is Terrible
Sisters and brothers, cats and kittens, my loves, my loves, my loves. Welcome back! Read More Mid-Weeks News: We Have To
Peaches and cream! Kittens and boos! Rejoice! For we are back for another summer drenched week of the news of the world! Read More News Appetizers