Saturday, November 5, 2011

Weekly Mashup Stage 74

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.

State Sen. Forrester dead at age 74: "Long a champion of banning gay marriage in North Carolina, he stirred controversy in September for calling Asheville a “cesspool of sin.” He also drew fire from gay rights groups. In an interview with The News & Observer earlier this month about the controversy, Forrester said he was suffering from health problems but did not elaborate." I would like for opposition to gay rights to not get their way but this is terrible. Best of wishes to his family.

Concerns Are Raised About Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes: This shit is a SyFy Movie of the Week waiting to happen....

CA Audit of CPS Reveals Sex Offenders Working in Foster Homes: This can't be good.

Fred Phelps attended Bob Jones University; rape-apologist now on BJU board: "Bob Jones University is currently pretending that Fred Phelps did not go to their school. Is that FUNNY or what? I can remember when they would have been proud, but demonstrating at the funerals of Elizabeth Edwards and Steve Jobs? Even too embarrassing for BJU!

At left, courtesy of fabulous Camille Lewis (BJU-purge victim), is Fred Phelps' 1948 yearbook photo from Bob Jones University. Although they can try to hide their nasty history, they CAN'T erase old yearbooks owned by students."

Men’s Rights Fight Breaks Out On Wikipedia: Have your opinion of MRAs by all means but back handed tactics like this are not right. I'm sure its not some feminist conspiracy but I have to admit that this is some pretty interesting timing considering that there's be a bit of noise lately over the gender disparity in Wiki contributors.

Is there a double standard between male and female sex offenders?:Yes.

Marketing To The Maxim Set: Axe realizing that telling teen guys that they are smelly pigs that no woman would want to get close to was not the best way to market their product?

A little something I whipped up this week.