Saturday, March 5, 2011

Weekly Mashup Stage 41

Its the end of the week you know what's up. Take a look at these while I go test drive my new baby.

With Paternity Revision Comes Great Paternity Responsibility -- Good Thing New Male Contraceptives Are Finally On the Horizon:I actually came across this a few weeks ago but lost the link. Its good to know that there are others our there that actually would like to see men have more options when it comes to birth control rather than the redirect into bitching about "but you've got condoms!" I see sometimes.

Open Thread: World Protests: As you can see there is quite a bit going on around the world these days. Maybe its not just a revolution that's coming but THE Revolution. Or perhaps not.

Arizona State Senator Gets immunity In Domestic Violence Case: Its bad enough that innocent people get arrested on trumped up charges but its especially bad when people who do need to get arrested on actual charges can use their political clout as a get out of jail free card. Oh and notice that it wasn't his gender that got him out but it was indeed his political clout.

White Guys Get Their Very Own College Scholarship:My money says that the majority of the people who will complain about this or make fun of the idea will be white guys who don't need the help and/or people who aren't white guys. And expect them to it in the exact same manner that would be considered racist/sexist if done to any other walk of life.

Holder Needs to Retract False DV Statement:Why let things like fact and truth get in the way of making sure people continue to think that DV is something that men do to women?

Big love: What's illicit about loving large women?:My goodness a guy just can't simply be attracted to large women and said large women just can't exist? Fat women aren't some damn abnormality that need to be kept out of the view of the general (ie: "thin") public for fear of sending them into fits of terror over having to see them.

Castle Doctrine Expansion Approved By NC Senate:"The law currently says people don't have to retreat inside their homes to defend themselves, but they may have to persuade a prosecutor a shooting was reasonable." Better watch your back in the NC.

Meet the characters who'll RULE Game of Thrones in new HBO trailer:I have to say that if I had HBO I'd be all up in this series. I haven't read the books because from my looking them up it seems that the author likes to take loooooooong breaks between releases. Maybe I'll get to them some day.

15 of the Most Disturbing Films Ever Made and 27 Amazing Graphic Novels For Readers New To The Genre:A few things to add to the read/watch lists.

A Big Fat Debate:The low-fat trend finally appears to be on its way out. The notion that saturated fats are detrimental to our health is deeply embedded in our Zeitgeist—but shockingly, the opposite just might be true. For over 50 years the medical establishment, public health officials, nutritionists, and dieticians have been telling the American people to eat a low-fat diet, and in particular, to avoid saturated fats. Only recently, have nutrition experts begun to encourage people to eat “healthy fats.”

The Ignored Victims of Wartime Rape:"In short, the international human rights groups do not seem that concerned about male victims of rape. The groups ignore male victims even when their own reports suggest that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of male rape victims in a given area. It is astonishing, not only because these are human rights groups supposedly considered with protecting all people from this kind of harm, but also because as a result of ignoring male rape victims the act of rape gets framed as something that can only happen to females.
It is one of the reasons why there has been little coverage of the mass abuse of boys in Afghanistan. Every now and again it gets mentioned, yet there does not appear to be any human rights groups or organizations trying to bring this issue to light. This stands in contrast to the numerous campaigns over the last few years concerned with stopping violence against women in Dafur and the Congo. The message is unfortunately crystal clear: rape boys and men, no one cares. Rape girls and women, get international support."

'Hiroshima in the Morning’: A mother’s struggle for identity: I'm having a real hard time believing that if this were a dad who had done the same thing it would get propped up as "a father's struggle".

Sound familiar?

Marinate on that til next week.