Sunday, October 23, 2011

Weekly Mashup Stage 72

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.

Navajo calls out Urban Outfitters for its products: Traditions aren't fashion statements.

Tears and empathy on the college gridiron: A bit of evidence a guy just letting it all out is not so dangerous, and can actually be helpful.

State House Leader Talks About Welfare Drug Testing: "House Speaker Thom Tillis said last Friday at a meeting of Madison County Republicans he would like to push the requirement if the Republicans remain in power after the 2012 elections. He also agreed with a town hall participant's statement that such testing be expanded to state employees. The recorded comments were uploaded to YouTube." I'm kinda torn on this. On one hand don't think assistance funds should be spent on drugs but on the other I have a hard time imagining how much money this is going to cost, money that could be used for assistance.

FBI expands rape definition… kind of: So I guess instead of straight excluding female against male rape the FBI is now accounting for the (rather vague) inclusion of it.

Verizon Wireless Changes Privacy Policy 203: Are you a Verizon customer? You might want to check this out.

How To Make Ghosts In Photoshop or GIMP: Halloween is coming up so this might be useful.

DEPUTIES: Sex Offender Used Facebook To Lure Women: I'm having a bit of disconnect here. I'm not trying to say that him hiding his sex offender status is okay mind you. However I'm a little curious as to why the fact that he used FB to "lure" women is the title of story. By "luring" them does that mean he was gaining their trust and then forcing them into sex acts they didn't want to do? Just feels odd they would lead off with the morally questionable act and then just throw in the straight up illegal act as an "oh yeah he did this too".

Dickhead Dad Forced His Daughter to Put on Armor and Fight Him in a Sword Match: You see these are the types of horrible and unfit dads that people need to really be going after rather than just trying to pretend that all dads are like this one just because they share gender.

In PA, Inherited Money Increases Child Support: How exactly does a one time boost of cash (inheritance) equate to a permanent increase in child support payments?

Dirty Jokes: Sharing Time!: Have a dirty joke you want to share? Want to go read some dirty jokes?

Jenna Myers Karvunidis placed on offenders registry: "With that in mind, meet Jenna Myers Karvunidis, a Chicago wife, mom, feminist and blogger that has taken it upon herself to pressure a local pre-school into excluding men from certain types of child care, because, well because she feels they are inherently more of a threat to children than are women." A vile and disgusting woman she is. I feel sorry for her husband.

Special report: The 'silent taboo' of suicide among young men in the UK: "What makes a seemingly vital young man take his own life? Suicide is the biggest cause of death in men under 35 yet it is seldom discussed, with parents left feeling ashamed and that they have failed their child. Catherine O’Brien talks to families who want to bring ‘the greatest taboo’ into the open."

Africa: Rape as a 'Weapon of War' Against Men: "Cape Town — Sexual violence against men, including rape, is under-reported, poorly addressed and has a severe impact on both men and their families, according to a presentation at the annual Sexual Violence and Research Initiative (SVRI), held in Cape Town, South Africa."

Swedish Court Convicts 23 Women over Child Porn: You ever notice that when women are up on serious charges like there there seems to be a hell bent rush to find some "reason" to explain why they did it?

Men Batter, Women “Use Force”: I guess now that people are coming to terms with the fact that female against male partner violence exists there has to be some new line drawn to show that what men do is worse than what women do.

Take it easy people.


Clarissa said...

I totally dig being featured, albeit with a silly post like that. :-) But I find that it's very psychologically liberating to share both anger and dirty laughter from time to time. :-)

Danny said...

Your welcome.

But a lot of those jokes are funny.