Sunday, October 9, 2011

Weekly Mashup Stage 70

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.

Friday Marks War In Afghanistan 10-Year Anniversary: Maybe this anniversary has been so quiet because no one really wants to talk about this war anymore?

Iraq War Vet Fights for Return of Children Taken by Estranged Wife to Japan: So about that Hague Convention, Japan, and how it harbors mothers who flee there with children who are basically kidnapping their children...

The Husband-Killing Syndicates: Misandry in Action: "Apart from a few of the more than twenty cases now rediscovered and presented to the public in The Unknown History of Misandry, these crimes are completely lost to the official historical record (there is no taxpayer-funded army of university researchers working tirelessly to dig up the truth about misandry)." I am so reading this.

Owners of Zuccotti Park Say Conditions Unsanitary From Wall Street Protests: I'm all for people protesting but its worth keeping in mind that the right to protest does not mean the right to disrupt the lives of innocent people and does not mean the right to be destructive (destructive doesn't always mean something overt like running around the starting fires and turning over cars). Keep it clean.

From death row to freedom: Woman gets second chance: Yes I'm gonna say it. If she were black or male this cat would have been dead years ago.

Ginger May Prevent Prostate Cancer: Help against prostate cancer from a little root?

My Respect: My governor just got more of it.

Airport Pat-Down for Breast Cancer Patient: Yet another medical patient humiliated and harassed by TSA.

NC unveils design of Civil War license plate: Not bad.

Mortal Kombat getting movie reboot: Let Mortal Kombat Begin! (Again!)

North Carolina Courts’ Odd Interpretation of Equal Protection Clause: "However, women are not only granted a greater degree of protection, but more leeway as well: only men can face more serious sentences as a result of assaulting a female."

“Don’t Say Such Things About Yourself!”: " Of course, I had always thought that positive body image and self-confidence had more to do with being capable of stating that you are not thin when that’s how things are than with pretending to be what you are not."

Ultrasounds worsen Asia women shortage: UN: Funny I was thinking that the blame rested on cultures that heap so much responsibility on males that females are unfairly disregarded as useless burdens. Maybe if they gave females a chance and quit holding males responsible for everything this wouldn't be such a problem...

Woman downed pint of whiskey before groping male Virgin Airways attendant: "He said, "It is a serious allegation but there are good reasons why it would be in the public interest for the Crown to deal with her by way of a caution."" Gee I wonder if that translates into "we don't want to talk about this because its not as bad as when males sexually harass females"...

Brooklyn performance artist to give birth before audience in gallery: "“I hope that people will see that human life itself is the most profound work of art, and that therefore giving birth, the greatest expression of life, is the highest form of art,” she said."

Catch you next week.