Bridget Christie’s feminist quiz of 2013

Bridget Christie’s feminist quiz of 2013 | Life and style | The Guardian.

 

This one was fun to do eventhough it said I was probably a man. My two mistakes were just a notch too far ino pure Britishness.

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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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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I don’t want to live in a society that does these sort of things’ – video

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: ‘I don’t want to live in a society that does these sort of things’ – video | World news | guardian.co.uk.

This is bigger than wikileaks – He knows what happened to Bradley Manning and still takes this step. Somebody with a consious. I hoe he finds a safe place to live. He deserves it

Boots removes gender signs for toys

Boots removes gender signs for toys | Money | The Guardian.

Some good news in that dreadful pinkification in toys BUT then this (last paragraph in the article

It said science toys were sold on the Boots website by gender, age and type “to make it as easy as possible for customers to find what they are looking for”.

Right so on the website it is still the main thing; men will become scientists, girls won’t. There is a possible catergory called gender neutral or put them in both for really easy navigation so more enlightened customers also can find what they are looking for

Dove Ad on Women’s Self-Image Creates an Online Sensation – NYTimes.com

Dove Ad on Women’s Self-Image Creates an Online Sensation – NYTimes.com.

 

The video is thought provoking at least it was for me

The Sexist Science Backlash

The Sexist Science Backlash – life – life-style | Stuff.co.nz.

The article says it all.

Is This Photo Grounds For Death?

Is This Photo Grounds For Death? | Stuff.co.nz.

I hope they free her soon. She is one strong willed woman. I admire her guts tremendously

Justin Bieber late start

Justin Bieber started his concert two hours late. This just shows how much contempt he has for his audience. By all means he is not the only “Star”that seems to have trouble with time keeping and taking into consideration who is actually paying their lavish lifestyle

Personally after been through cases like this I suggest a similar restitution policy should be in place as they have with planes and public transport; Late start for no other reason but diva star illusions mean restitution of ticket.