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, 11/30/08

November 30, 2008 at 1:39 pm (injustice, LGBT, politics) (, , )

1. Judge frees five men from Guantanamo Bay.

2. Serious healthcare reform starting to look plausible.

3. This is very late, for which I apologize: Transgender Day of Remembrance link round-up.

4. In an interview, Stuart Kauffman advocates a “new scientific worldview” that seeks to “reclaim God for nonbelievers.” (Via How to Save the World.)

5. Mumbai attacks link round-up.

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