Wherein I read things, laugh, and pass them on to you…
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more concept art from the flick has been revealed, via Diesel’s Facebook page.
[comingsoon.net Source: ShockTillYouDrop.com 14 Dec 2011]
Star Wars and Star Trek very probably have the most rabid fans known to geekdom. But they’re constantly trying to one up each other! What’s better! Who’s more awesome! Even the stars—William Shatner and Carrie Fisher—have gotten into it with each other. STOP IT. NO MORE. There’s a bigger enemy out there: Twilight.
[gizmodo.com Casey Chan 12 dec 2011]
They’ve sent a strong message to Republicans: It’s not enough to be “pro-life” anymore. They want full-on war on women and sex.
Who are some of these absolutists? Here’s a snapshot of some of the organizations that are demanding not just immediate challenges to Roe, but also want a rapid escalation of the war on women’s right to contraception and other forms of basic reproductive health care.
[AlterNet Amanda Marcotte 11 dec 2011]
The notion that the way you dress influences your chance of being raped is just one of the ways that we delude ourselves into believing that rape happens to other women – women who aren’t as smart or cautious. According to the “just-world hypothesis,” we search for mistakes that the victim made so that we can maintain our belief that there is order and predictability in our universe. I’ve spent enough time in the feminist blogosphere to know that it isn’t just the big, bad patriarchy that sustains victim blaming — it’s terrified women, too. This brings up a question that I’ve long struggled with when reading feminist theory on the subject: How can we dispense useful advice in a way that doesn’t blame the victim?
[salon.com Tracy Clark-Flory 13 dec 2011]
In the United States, abortion is technically a legal right, but as these cases show, it’s not functionally a right. If abortion were actually a right, women wouldn’t have such a difficult time getting a legal abortion that they resort to drastic measures that land them in jail. These cases demonstrate why abortion needs to be more than a right for those who have the means to jump through all the hoops put in place to keep them from obtaining legal abortions. Making sure women who want abortions can get them in a timely and safe fashion helps more than the women in question. We all do better if women can get the abortions that are supposedly their right.
[AlterNet Amanda Marcotte 14 dec 2011]