Sunday, September 18, 2011

Weekly Mashup Stage 67

In an effort to build up the Ethecofem community into a place where any walk of life will feel welcome to come and discuss things we are looking for another regular contributor, preferably of the female persuasion to balance things out a bit, but anyone interested is welcome. We like a variety of viewpoints, experiences, and perspectives. And as always April is on the eternal lookout for guest bloggers as well. If you're interested drop a line at ethecofem[at]gmail[dot]com.

Also feel free to treat this as an Open Thread.

New Resolution Could Bar Parents From Knowing Baby’s Sex: "A Council of Europe committee has drafted a resolution that would instruct medical staff to withhold revealing the sex of the fetus in an attempt to prevent parents from “selectively aborting,” The Daily Telegraph reported."

DONE DEAL: ACC To Add Pittsburgh & Syracuse: "The ACC announced Sunday that its council of presidents unanimously voted to accept the two schools from the Big East. The move increases the ACC's membership to 14 and sends the Big East scrambling to replace two of its cornerstone programs."

Woman Sits Next to Dead Boyfriend for 9 Hours on Plane: You know I'd like to think that if I were in that position I'd be strong enough to do the same (mind you I would not think less of a person who could not).

UK police rescue 24 'slavery' victims, arrest 5 suspects: I'm a bit curious as to why slavery is in quote marks. If its unknown if they were used as slave labor then why not say alleged or something like that. (But at the same time I have to admit wondering if its in quote marks because their male victims...)

RIP Andy Whitfield.

"If Your Business Strategy Relies On Suing Others, You're Not A Business, You're A Leech On The System: "Canadian patent troll Wi-LAN has a long history as trying to tax any and all wireless innovation with patent threats. With the news that it's suing a bunch more companies -- including Apple, HTC, HP, Dell, Sierra Wireless and others, the company is merely cementing its reputation as a taxer of innovation, rather than a builder of anything useful. The company doesn't seem shy about this."

Myths About Circumcision: Pelle with a link to a set of myths about circumcision. Myth 2 alone should be enough to show that short of medical necessity circumcision on newborns is just wrong.

Take it easy!