Creative Destruction

August 24, 2006

Link Farm & Open Thread #35

Filed under: Link Farms — Ampersand @ 5:42 pm

It’s the latest, the greatest, the snappest and the happest!

Anyhow, please leave your comments about anything, and your links about anything, including stuff of your own that you’d like us to see. Link-whoring is encouraged!

Here’s some stuff I’ve been reading:

The 2006 Black Weblog Award Nominations!
Lots of links to check out. Curtsy: Devious Diva.

Interview with RAWA member about the present state of women in Afghanistan

According to Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) 154 self-immolation cases involving women were reported from the western zone alone and 34 from the southern and eastern parts of the country in 2005. But the actual figures are much higher. Many of these women find all doors closed behind them and can’t think of any other way but to commit suicide to escape the horrible family and social problems they face. [Curtsy: Leiter Reports.]

Artwork from cesarean-art.comCesarean Art
Disturbing, maddening, extremely good series of illustrations by a woman who is infuriated – rightly! – because she was given no option but to have an unwanted second cesarean.

Shiny Ideas: Is Pre-Implantation Screening For Disabilities “Eugenics By Default”?
Interesting debate, in the posts and especially in the comments (including comments by a couple of my favorite bloggers), set off by the Elizabeth Schiltz article I linked to in the last link farm. Read this post and its comments first, and then read the follow-up post and its comments. And if you want still more, there’s some related discussion in the comments at Ballestexistenz, and another post at Shiny Ideas. (Phew, what a lot of links!)

Reappropriate on the Race-Based Survivor Mark Lamont Hill on The Race-Based Survivor

The Debate Link on The Race-Based Survivor
This post features still more links on this subject…

SuperBabyMama: Life is a crippling trial that you have to bear because isn’t that what you do? (On being poor.)
I often see people imply that since some poor people own consumer durables (“cell phones, television, automobiles, etc“), they must not really be poor. It’s amazing how clueless some people are about how poverty works. Anyhow, SuperBabyMama’s post is the opposite of cluenessess.

Right now is the right time to hit SuperBabyMoma’s tip jar, if you’ve got even a few bucks you can spare. New Study Finds Charter Schools No Better Than Regular Public Schools

Liz Conor: A Labour of Life
I like this post (about how difficult it is to work while taking care of young children) so much, I’m linking to it in two consecutive link farms. It’s very long, but the writing is excellent, and it has the best opening to any blog post I’ve ever read. Go, read, and leave Liz love in the comments so she’ll be tempted to return to blogging.

Pinko Feminist Hellcat: Cry Me A River, Rapist Scum
Regarding the “stress” excuse.

Feminist Reprise: The Crip And The Fat Chick
I’ve been meaning to write a post about the connections I see between the disabled rights and size acceptance movements, so when I read the title of this post I thought it would be about that. But it’s much better than that – it’s a biography of a romance, and wonderfully written, a well.

Feminist Reprise: Is Lesbian Land For You? Take the quiz and find out! A Post About The Black Ghostbuster
Curtsy: Reappropriate.

New York Times: Does Poverty, Rather Than Ethnic Divisions, Cause Civil War?

Taking Steps: Cultural Appropriation (how to appreciate the fruits of someone else’s labors responsibly)
Again, via Reappropriate.

Hoyden-About-Town: Transparency In Pregnancy Counceling
Pro-Lifers think it would be a horrible imposition if “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” had to admit honestly and up-front what services they do and don’t provide. That these people pat themselves on their backs for their supposed moral superiority over the rest of us, even while wanting to retain the right to lie to and deceive their clients, is yet another example of how genuinely loathsome many enforced-childbirth activists are.

Vigilance: Female Sunday School Teacher Fired For Being Female
How dare she!

Boston Globe: Bush Says “Fuck You” To The Constitution’s Balance Of Powers

President Bush has quietly claimed the authority to disobey more than 750 laws enacted since he took office, asserting that he has the power to set aside any statute passed by Congress when it conflicts with his interpretation of the Constitution.

Pharyngula: No, Fetus Can’t Feel Pain. Or Anything Else.

Pandagon: Money And Divorce Go Together Like A Horse And Carriage

Family Scholars: Debate About Single Fathers By Choice
In comments, I’m debating several folks on Family Scholars over if it’s inherently bad for children to be raised in motherless households.

Balkinization: Original Meaning And Original Application Are Not The Same Thing (Regarding Constitutional Interpretation)



  1. I liked this translation work, and the original, a lot.

    It never ceases to amaze me that the progressives, particularly lefty feminists, are so vehemently opposed to blaming the victim and giving excuses to criminals (I am too), like that writing by Pinko Feminist Hellcat demonstrates.

    However, once the victims are (mainly) white males, or even white females, or even worse, something that is their property (we all know property is theft, don’t we?) and the perps are part of the minority du jour then the whole attitude makes a 180 degree turn, as R. Mildred (who is unchallenged by her peers on this one) informs us:

    It is never the fault of the person reacting to someone else’s incitement to act, when they do act, no it’s not the fault of the youth gangs who set cars on fire, it’s the fault of the racist French society that created an underclass with the pent up rage necessary to set Paris alight for a week or so, the same goes for the LA riots, when you set things up so that the only sane reaction to life is to set things on fire, you cannot then complain about things getting set on fire.

    (emphasis original)

    As an unenlightened, simple person, I must wonder what is wrong with not burning the cars, but then, I believe the writing about the rhinoceros in the living room explains this.

    Well, of course someone might say that this is just isolated bad apples, but then feel free to point me a leftist response to French riots that didn’t dot this, or anything that would be categorized as victim-blame when the crime was rape. Such as “Of course the rioting was wrong, but [insert what is wrong with the “racist” French society here, or simply, insert excuse].

    Comment by Tuomas — August 25, 2006 @ 1:02 pm | Reply

  2. To clarify: So opposed to blaming the victim and giving excuses to criminals when the crime is rape or a hate crime against a non-white.

    Comment by Tuomas — August 25, 2006 @ 1:03 pm | Reply

  3. didn’t do this, not “dot this”. Typo.

    Comment by Tuomas — August 25, 2006 @ 1:04 pm | Reply

  4. OMFG! – How do people like Bernie Bicoy – who is a twice convicted child sex offender get bail?

    This animal faked himself as a lawyer and Venture Capital – VC Research Expert with a slippery tongue to win trust of kids. Out of all people, the govern lets him home?

    Damn streets of Lake Forest are hazardous. Is it possible to appeal?

    Comment by addenceseds — March 1, 2010 @ 10:35 pm | Reply

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