Monday, October 31, 2011

Weekly Mashup Stage 73

Dammit I thought I scheduled this before I went out of town this past weekend. Sorry.

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.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Adding Insult to Injury…: "Domestic violence against men is a story that is rarely told. Their stories will not be readily posted in the headlines or shown on the evening news, simply because women are normally the ones reporting the abuse, not men. According to some statistics in 2008 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that 11.5 men reported being abused by their mates."

Self-Defense or Cold-Blooded Murder? Trial Begins for Mom Charged With Killing Neighbor: What? This is the kind of stuff you see in an episode of NCIS.

Are Good Men Scarce?: Clarissa questioning the idea that good men are scarce.

Ex-Ohio teacher convicted in student sex case: You ever notice that when it comes to under aged kids men "rape" while women "have sex"?

National Writers Union, Guild drop Huffington Post boycott: The end of a boycott that a lot of people probably forgot about already.

Child’s Death Points To Maternal Gatekeeping: Its stories like this that scream for a dire need for reform in matters of custody.

Study Shows Why Underrepresented Men Should Be Included in Binge Eating Research: So it took a study for people to realize that contrary to the cultural expectation of men as a whole do not deal with issues with eating disorders (and body image by extension) there actually are men who do? Can't wait to hear about the next study from the Mel Brooks Institute of WTF, "Study Shows That Most Men Have Testicles And In A Surprising Contrast Most Women Do Not".

Failing on Purpose or Socialized to Fail?: In my experience the idea of young boys of color avoid being seen as smart out of the thought that smart = feminine is totally wrong. To me the issue has been that smart = weak, and no in this equation weak does not equal feminine.