This Is Not Jewish: How to Criticize Israel... →
this-is-not-jewish: If you’ve spent any time discussing or reading about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I guarantee you’ve heard some variation of this statement: OMG, Jews think any criticism of Israel is anti-Semitic! In the interests of this post, I’m going to assume that the people who express such…
Jezebel.com Updates: Tasteful American Apparel Ad... →
jezebelcom: Last night American Apparel sent out an email blast in the midst of Hurricane Sandy (ironically, most of their targeted audience had already lost power by then) to launch a sale intended for “bored” shut-ins in the path of the storm. Nothing like power loss, upset pets and wind-noises outside that… Gross.
When I was in college, a teacher once said that all women live by a ‘rape...– Jessica Valenti (via hurrl-scout)
emma .m. woolley: What it's like being a teen girl →
sodisarmingdarling: The violations started small. I was 12, fairly tall with brand new boobs. My mother wouldn’t let me buy “real bras” for a long time. It didn’t occur to me that was weird until boys in my class started advising me to “stop wearing sports bras” because I was looking a little “saggy.” It was a…
true freedom is...
nakedpastor: True freedom is not to choose from given options, but to question the system giving you those options.
I was shown how fragile life was on Saturday. I saw the terror on bystanders’...– Jessica Redfield was shot and killed last night at a midnight screening of ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ along with 11 others when a gunman opened fire in a theater. The above is from her blog, written in June, after she narrowly escaped another senseless shooting at a mall in Toronto. (via newsweek) ...
mrperson95: milesjai: alwaysdenytheapocalypse: kassieking: the three MOST honest minutes in television history. EVER. I can’t tell you how beautiful the Newsroom is. wow i need to watch the newsroom. *slow clap* YES. If I were American I’d reblog this. But since my wife and kids are I’ll reblog this.
Canada Post: Suspended for their red square (Le...
translatingtheprintempserable: June 2, 2012 Original French Text: http://www.journaldequebec.com/2012/06/02/suspendus-pour-leur-carre-rouge Canada Post suspended two Montreal employees on Friday for wearing the red square in support of the student movement. Management previously advised some employees verbally that it was not desirable to show support to the student cause. For the past few...
Martine Desjardins (Nous sommes les filles)
translatingtheprintempserable: May 29, 2012 Original French Text: http://noussommeslesfilles.com/2012/05/29/martine-desjardins/ Martine Desjardins is thirty years old. She is present of the Fédération étudiante universitaire du Québec (FEUQ) She has held the position since 2011. She is also a doctoral student in education at UQAM. For five years, she was a sessional lecturer at Université de...
The Whole Buffalo Review: Dave Thomas: “Harper is... →
wholebuffaloreview: May 30, 2012 In a wide-ranging interview, SCTV alumnus Dave Thomas - who with Rick Moranis created the iconic Canadian characters Bob and Doug Mackenzie - says that Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper is probably “the worst thing that’s ever happened to Canada.” Thomas made…
(Nuns) were the first feminists, earning Ph.D.’s or working as surgeons long...– New York Times columnist NICK KRISTOF, “We Are All Nuns” (via inothernews) I think this is the petition mentioned. Right now it has 26,887 signatures. The petition is organized by Nun Justice who are on tumblr. (via coolchicksfromhistory)
Here are some non-standard sexual trends that editors at Newsweek, Glamour and...– Laurie Penny, Chains of oppression: Katie Roiphe, Lena Dunham and the sexual counter-revolution. (via sodisarmingdarling)
Thousands of things go right for you every day, beginning the moment you wake up. Through some magic you don’t fully understand, you’re still breathing and your heart is beating, even though you’ve been unconscious for many hours. The air is a mix of gases that’s just right for your body’s needs, as it was before you fell asleep. You can see! Light of many colors...
What men mean when they talk about their “crazy” ex-girlfriend is often that she...– Lady, You Really Aren’t “Crazy” (via sparkamovement) ouch (via botchbot)
floyd'n'stuff: Rainbows for Raymond: Why, this... →
liveactionfloyd: Yesterday, a shining light was snuffed out in our city. Raymond Taavel, 49, was beaten to death on our oft-maligned but much-loved Gottingen Street. It’s likely the last thing he ever heard was his assailant calling him a “faggot”. Hate crime or not - that’s up to the police to decide - it…
whoneedsfeminism: I need feminism because the media(TV and films especially) shape the way we understand the world yet the women’s media center reports that in the 2010 to 2011 season 15 percent of TV writers were women, the number is smaller in films. So most of what is said about women and most of what women say on TV and films is written by men…I don’t want my identity to be written by men ...
WE MUST BE WILLING TO GET RID OF THE LIFE WE’VE PLANNED SO AS TO HAVE THE LIFE THAT IS WAITING FOR US - JOSEPH CAMPBELL Finding Joe is an exploration of famed Mythologist Joseph Campbell’s studies and their continuing impact on our culture. Through interviews with visionaries from a variety of fields interwoven with enactments of classic tales by a sweet and motley group of kids, the...