Don’t Start None, Won’t Be None | Sean Carroll

Don’t Start None, Won’t Be None | Sean Carroll.

terrific blogpost about DN Lee, She simply declined to post for free on BiologyOnline and is called a whore by the editor.

Quote from Seans post Biology Online is a purportedly respectable site, part of the Scientific American “Partners Network.”  (italics are mine) When she blogs about it on her SciAm hosted blog, her blogpost is removed I heard about this story through twitter. Fern Riddell captured my thoughts on it in a way I never could. So I storified it

http://storify.com/GilraenS/if-you-don-t-want-to-write-for-free

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Julia Gillard writes on power, purpose and Labor’s future

Julia Gillard writes on power, purpose and Labor’s future | World news | theguardian.com.

 

I don’t think this is the last thing we have seen from her. She has been through a lot in poitics, is still standing and still making more sense than most politicians. Sure she is not perfect (who is) but damn it she is good!

Sister Teresa Forcades: Europe’s most radical nun

BBC News – Sister Teresa Forcades: Europe’s most radical nun.

 

Neaver ceases to amaze me that inspirational women can be found in various paths of life. Her life choices ae not mine, and I probably disagree with her on a fair few things, but wow what a woman

Funny how gender never came up during Bernanke’s nomination. Or Greenspan’s. Or Volcker’s.

Funny how gender never came up during Bernanke’s nomination. Or Greenspan’s. Or Volcker’s..

 

Article says it all.

100 Years On. How Much Has Really Changed? |

100 Years On. How Much Has Really Changed? |.

 

Good reading very good reading indeed. Not a wrong word said!

Nina Turner, Ohio State Senator, Introduces Viagra Bill To Counter Anti-Contraception Legislation

Nina Turner, Ohio State Senator, Introduces Viagra Bill To Counter Anti-Contraception Legislation.

 

Wonderful way to fight back. It is at their own game And all of a sudden legislating male reproduction is silly? I don’t think so.

The Steubenville Case – When Will Women Start to Matter?

I found this through twitter. Those boys did loose their future, they threw it away. They only have themselves to blame for that. The girl is still being blamed and haunted. She too lost her future. The difference? Those boys took it from her. They felt invincible and bigger than the world. They feel sorry for themselves that their victim refused to remain a victim and stood up to be counted.
That girl in the Steubenville case is a hero, she deserves to be counted and heard.
PS the anonymous people that helped the girl are now facing jail. About 4 times what the rapist got, just for showing what a botched job the police did and just because they cared about an innocent woman. More on that in the related articles

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Crates and Ribbons

In the aftermath of the trial of Richmond and Mays, Megan Carpentier writes in yesterday’s Guardian, “Rape is unique in US society as a crime where the blighted future of the perpetrators counts for more than the victim’s.”

Indeed, this is an apt observation, given the sickening way in which CNN, among others, reported on the verdict two days ago. Given the anger this had sparked on blogs and other social media, you’ve probably come across it by now, but just in case you haven’t, here’s what CNN had to say about Mays and Richmond’s being found guilty of rape:

Reporter Poppy Harlow: “I’ve never experienced anything like it, Candy. It was incredibly emotional, incredibly difficult even for an outsider like me to watch what happened as these two young men that had such promising futures — star football players, very good students — we literally watched as they…

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Bill To Regulate The Reproductive Health Of Men –

Female Ohio Democrat Introduces Bill To Regulate The Reproductive Health Of Men –.

 

Now how is that for tit for tat, and taking them on in their own game? Specifically like the  “…any action in which a man ejaculates or otherwise deposits semen anywhere but in a woman’s vagina shall be interpreted and construed as an action against an unborn child.” part

Two women in politics

Two women in politics thatdeserve a lot of our admiration today.

One of them was primeminister of Australia. Today she lost the vote to Rudd. I do admire her a lot. So sad to see her go as prime-minister. She is awesome and this shows why and what she is up against in parliament in Australia

Julia Gillard’s misogyny speech – YouTube.

The other one just filibustered the whole of Texan senate to save the abortion rights of women I’d never heard of her before, but the woman has guts and a back. The cheering for her on the public area is worth looking up. Republicans even went as far as inveting time travel to get the bill passed anyway. As it was streamed live they could not hold on to that deceit and they lost. Wendy Davis now is forever known for her stamina. I say Wendy for president

Texas Senator Wendy Davis 6/26/2013 at 3:16 a.m. – Filibuster QUEEN! – YouTube.

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The Objectification of Women

Joy Goh-Mah: The Objectification of Women – It Goes Much Further Than Sexy Pictures.

 

Brilliantly put. Sussinct, to the point and all true