Y’all know the drill – feel free to post whatever you like in this thread, including links to cool stuff I wasn’t smart enough to link to (posting links to your own stuff is encouraged, too).
Here’s what I’ve been reading:
The Gimp Parade: Lots of Links
Lots of interesting links here (some of which I swiped for this post).
All Girl Army – a new groupblog for young, feminist women.
Not only is this blog’s content utterly cool, their logo, drawn by Hope Larson, is absolutely gorgeous cartooning.
Martha Nussbaum: Review of Manliness
One of the best feminist critiques of anything I’ve read this year.
In addition to the main posts, I found many of the comments interesting, especially regarding the worth of apologies.
Mauzy’s Musings: Appalling, Offensive, Disgusting Exploitation of Children With Down Syndrome
Here’s my theory: Sufficiently advanced insensitivity is indistinguishable from bigotry. Curtsy: The Gimp Parade.
Capital juries are likely to be less sympathetic to the defense because they are death-qualified (i.e., only people who are willing to impose death are permitted to be jurors in a capital case.) This eliminates a not insignificant portion of the population that is most attractive to the defense. [Curtsy: The Debate Link.]
My feeling is that, no matter how hard I work, the best I can hope for is to be treated as a “man” who wants/expects to be treated like a “woman”, but that requires stepping into the trans narrative, something which I cannot do with good conscience
Solidly Average: Response to Tekanji’s Post on “Alas”
“Alas” guest-poster Rachel S. and I both contributed to the discussion in comments. See this post too, where occasional “Alas” comment-writer Crys T has some excellent comments.
The Nation: How Conservatives Scuttled Juan Cole’s Hiring By Yale
Every right-winger who has complained about the supposed bias against conservatives in University hiring, but who makes excuses for or ignores this case, is a partisan hack hypocrite and nothing more.
New Mobility: South Park‘s Timmy Is The Best Disabled Character on TV
According to a poll of British TV viewers, that is. Timmy also polled better among disabled than nondisabled viewers. Curtsy: Gimp Parade.