Five Links That Are Actually Important, 12/16/08

December 16, 2008 at 12:36 am (feminism, frightening things, injustice, LGBT, racism) (, )

1. Wombs For Rent — Jill at Feministe discusses a recent article about surrogacy and the many issues around the practice.

2. An interesting article about homophobia and “handling the gay male kiss” in movies. Via Shakesville.

3. Over at Alas, Ampersand offers an excellent analysis of anti-fat bias in a recent study, thereby tearing the study to shreds.

4. Bush’s Midnight Attack on Farm Workers: These will be the most far-reaching changes in the laws regulating agricultural guestworker programs since 1942. They will return us to an era of agricultural labor exploitation that many thought ended decades ago. –Via A Slant Truth.

5. Neo-Nazis and the U.S. Military.

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Five Links That Are Actually Important, 8/27/08

August 27, 2008 at 10:15 am (feminism, injustice, politics, racism) (, , )

To balance out our lighter, curiosity-centered blogging, we’re going to start posting round-ups of links to more serious things. The posts will be co-written — we’ll simply add links until there are five (a somewhat arbitrary number, chosen so the links will still be current).

1. Yet more PETA stupidity and offensiveness.

2. Increasing right-wing violence? Note that last paragraph especially.

3. Anti-contraception, anti-abortion DHHS rule-fight it!

4. Toward A Liberationist Feminism — an article arguing that, just as feminism should (must) be anti-racist, it is also necessarily anti-capitalist.

5. Alabama fat tax — and why it’s both hurtful and illogical.

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