Sunday, October 2, 2011

Weekly Mashup Stage 69

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.

Review of Sapphire "The Kid" Part Two: Falling: Part 2 of 4 of a review of "The Kid" by Sapphire (a novel that takes place 10 years after "Push" and centers around Precious' son Abdul).

The Big Sexy Problem with Superheroines and Their 'Liberated Sexuality': "Since pointing out my issues with Starfire yesterday, I have received numerous e-mails -- from men -- accusing me of slut-shaming. Since there are a lot of people who don't understand the sexual dynamics that are in play here both creatively and culturally, I'd like to dissect this a little bit and explain why these scenes don't support sexually liberated women; they undermine them, and why after nearly 20 years of reading superhero books, these may finally have been the comics that broke me."

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Its things like this that remind me that I actually have a heart.

'Angry Birds' and teaching physics: Due to the facts that the physics in Angry Birds seem to be set on Random I call bullshit.

A cupcake sellout at 'inherently racist' bake sale by UC Berkeley Republicans: You know I had a rather snide remark lined up but I'm not so sure it actually applies...

Judge: Debra Lafave's probation will end early: This is one of those times when someone should be acting in the "best interests of the child". Debra Lafave statutorily raped a 14 year old boy and got a deal for 6 years probation (versus 30 years in prison) and now she's even getting out of serving all of that? I wonder how the victim that she scared for life feels about that.

Cab Fair: Amy Alkon on the protectionism and legalized thuggery of the taxi cab industry.

Talk Shit About Your Ex Without Consequences at Oh you know that shit is gonna get ugly.

Excuse Me, That’s Ms. Andry: And this place is supposed to be a place for good men? Yeah I feel real welcome at a place that's more concerned with making sure the things that harm men are labeled as not important as the things that harm women than actually trying to address them. They may as well name that place Feminism 101: Male Edition.

Ex-model who killed, ate husband seeks parole: Yeah you read that right. If the person who killed John Lennon by shooting him in the back is still in prison after 30 years how in the world can anyone think that a person who killed and ate their spouse could be fit for release?

Too Fat for President: "It's not so much that Eugene Robinson, or Michael Kinsley are being intrusive. It's that they're being rude. And their rudeness has targets beyond Chris Christie. The last thing people--and really kids--who are struggling with this need is columnists yoking the megaphone telling them how simple it would be for them to be in "optimal health." I don't grasp any great understanding of the science of hunger and weight from either of those columns."

Wash. mom who tried to sell baby to be set free: Well Mary Winkler did kill her husband and managed to keep custody...

News Video: Abused Men

Take it easy folks!