HAY GUYFS

23 05 2007

Hey, I took a short break from blogging/commenting, but I’m back now, and I love love love this new blog:
http://sm-feminist.blogspot.com/

I’ll have more to talk about soon, including:
–the concept of violence in media as catharsis ( I was actually inspired by Trinity and her posts on BDSM and violence in entertainment)
–Women and immigration
–exceprts from one of bell hooks’ books: Killing Rage: Ending Racism

I’ve been really rushed/stressed out with AP exams, getting ready for prom, getting ready for finals, figuring summer plans…etc, etc, so that’s why I took a break. Plus I needed to put aside some spiritual time for myself. Now that I’m back in the saddle, I plan to post a lot more, especially since the summer is coming up and I’ll have TIMMMEEEE, PRECIOUS TIME!





Greenadelphia! and All For the Taking

10 05 2007

This is a really awesome organization I just found out about. Greenadelphia! is fighting for urban sustainability and making Philly’s environment better to live in for everyone. There is an Urban Sustainability Forum coming up on May 17 for anyone who’s interested.

Also, All For the Taking fights for affordable housing for everyone and preserving communities. They are currently fighting against plans for casinos to be built in certain neighborhoods. The casinos would break up the communities and cause more housing and poverty issues, and possibly cause gentrification of the areas, which leads to higher rents, pushing low-income families and individuals out and contributing to homelessness.





better late than never.

4 05 2007

fuck the lapd. seriously. I am so pissed off.





Happy belated May Day!

2 05 2007

I’ve read some articles about the protests yesterday, and I am very proud of everyone who participated, because fighting for immigrant rights is really important and benefits us all. However, the fight against unions that has been going on for some time has really affected those workers in professions that traditionally have unions. Here’s an article from Alternet talking about this issue: De-Unionization Hurts Women, Especially Latinas

Although women have made many gains since the 1960s, they must still catch up with men when it comes to equal pay and the benefits that generally accompany it, like educational attainment and access to health insurance, paid leave and other benefits. This is particularly true for women of color, who have the highest levels of disparities in income in comparison to men. In 2006, women overall made 77 percent of men’s annual earnings.

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A really interesting article I found on Alternet.

28 04 2007

Why I am Not A Moderate Muslim





A blogger under attack

21 04 2007

DeviousDiva is being harassed by racists, and they’re spreading her personal information. This could end up being a dangerous situation, so I’m spreading the word to see if anyone can help. The more people that know about this, the better.





A Roundup of Links I’ve Found Lately/Or just haven’t posted

20 04 2007

The Power of Female Sexuality

Earthwork Boston–Creating Sustainable Urban Communities

Susie Bright