Saturday, January 14, 2012

Weekly Mashup Stage 84

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.

As you can see I came across quite a bit this week. Enjoy. And please feel free to share any interesting bits of your own.

Open Letter to Beyonce & Jay-Z: I want to punch Jay-Z in the throat for doing it and I want to punch Beyonce in the throat twice for acting like she's the first woman to give birth to a child.

How the circumcision solution in Africa will increase HIV infections: Toy Soldier looks at a paper that challenges the notion that circumcision helps reduce the risk of HIV infection.

On Handling Stress: Clarissa with a bit of advice on handling job stress.

My Manifatso:"But mostly: I will be publicly, shamelessly, unshakably fat and happy." Damn straight.

Is the Navy Trying to Keep the Camp Lejeune Investigation Secret?: "Camp Lejeune will likely go down in history as the stage of one of the worst toxic contaminations in the country—and one of the most shameful cover-ups by the Marine Corps. Between 1957 and 1987, as many as one million Marines at Camp Lejeune and their family members used and ingested water contaminated by extremely toxic organic compounds."

Why I Can’t Write What’s Good About Masculinity: Actually, she did.

Plus-Size Model Editorial Says Runway Models ‘Meet the Physical Criteria for Anorexia’: The title is scary enough but the article is pretty eye opening too. There are some almost NSFW photos.

Good point.

The anatomy of a ripoff: A story on the math that's used to come up with those outrageous medical bills.

Jailhouse Phone Calls Reveal Why Domestic Violence Victims Recant: A study whose results suggest that it may be worth considering emotional manipulation, instead of direct threats, as a way offenders get their partners to drop charges.

Original Male Sin and the Strip Show:"For those of us who have an interest in the male point of view and the intestinal fortitude not to turn away from or immediately deny our society’s greatest taboo, male vulnerability, her interview is poignant."

Sexual Socialism: Someone really suggested some all around harmful bullshit like this?

Black Power Mixtape and the story of Daisy Bates coming to TV: One of what appears to be a series of documentaries that will be running on PBS next month.

No Support Modification for Dad Earning $300 a Month: Yeah because ordering a man to pay $2000/mn in child support when he is making $300/mn is the best way to support a child.

Why Santorum's Comment Isn't Racist: Is he trying to please all of the people all of the time?

Hollywood Didn't Want To Fund 'Red Tails' Because Of Its Black Cast

Stay classy, my friends.