Saturday, November 19, 2011

Weekly Mashup Stage 76

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.

PETA targets Mario over raccoon suit: Yes you read that right? Never mind this is a revival of a nearly 15 year old powerup...

Thoughts On The House Judiciary Committee's Hearings On SOPA: Mike Masnick sharing his thoughts on the SOPA hearings. Which by the way were pretty heavily stacked in favor of those who support the bill. Any surprises?

Christian Baker Faces Boycott For Refusing to Make Lesbian Cake: Pro-gay activists have launched a boycott of an Iowa baker who declined to create a wedding cake for a lesbian couple based on her religious beliefs.

Victory—In Face of Opposition, Leahy Scraps VAWA Draft Provision Which Lowers Evidence Standards:"Fathers and Families wants abused women (and men) to be afforded the protection they need. However, we have relentlessly publicized and fought the common problem of false allegations being used as child custody and financial maneuvers in divorce. And one of the key components in this fight is to replace the “preponderance” standard with the “clear and convincing” standard."

Teacher accused of making first-graders rub her feet: What's with all these stories about teachers acting a fool and harming kids? Its like they are worse than the students...

A Dose of Stupid v.56: I have to admit that as much as I don't care for what Futrelle does I at least expected him to be honest...that ship seems to have sailed if what TS says is true.

Tyler Mali, standing up for teachers.

Take it easy people!