July 11, 2013
Fuck You, Grey Lady: BREAKING: NICK KRISTOF THINKS WOMEN SHOULD DO IT FOR FREE

fuckyougreylady:

As a woman of color, I think I speak for all of us when I say, THANK GOD NICK KRISTOF IS BACK. Kristof’s latest column, “A Free Miracle Food!” takes place in Mali, where Kristof just happened to come across a woman and child in need of saving:

Then we spotted a baby boy who was starving…

July 11, 2013
repmarktakano:

A draft letter by Republican members to Speaker Boehner is circulating congress looking for cosigners.  I thought I’d offer my edits to the author before they submitted their final version… Still not signing it.

Someone please pass me a pan - I’d sure like to scrawl “EVIDENCE?!” across a couple of recent bills in Texas… Ohio… North Carolina….

repmarktakano:

A draft letter by Republican members to Speaker Boehner is circulating congress looking for cosigners.  I thought I’d offer my edits to the author before they submitted their final version… Still not signing it.

Someone please pass me a pan - I’d sure like to scrawl “EVIDENCE?!” across a couple of recent bills in Texas… Ohio… North Carolina….

July 11, 2013
"The only contact they have is with law enforcement, and order to interact with them they have to fight, and they fight with them because they need some interaction. When they end up in their cell all beat up, they did it to have contact with humans."

Former solitary-confinement inmate Alex Sanchez on the deranging isolation his fellow prisoners experience. Sanchez is part of a coalition supporting 29,000 California inmates currently on hunger strike to protest draconian conditions. Sources say scores of inmates there have been in solitary confinement for more than a decade. 

"After a month I was schizophrenic. I didn’t know who to trust and I was talking to myself," Sanchez says. “Imagine someone that’s been in there for 30 years."

(Source: ABC News-Univision)

(Source: adamweinstein)

June 16, 2013
Sources With Secrets Find New Outlets for Sharing

Sources With Secrets Find New Outlets for Sharing

Must read from New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan:

…in a democracy threatened by excessive secrecy and the criminalizing of news gathering, the more sunlight the better.

Brought to my…

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June 16, 2013

feministprof:

“If You Know Someone Who Doesn’t Believe Sexism Exists, Show Them This
Link here: [x]

The fabulous Laura Bates, founder of Everyday Sexism, on street, subway, everyday harassment. Respect!

"I thought maybe it was my fault." "I was about eleven." "Oh, stop making such a big deal, you must have just been looking really sexy."

(Source: velvetlovepocket, via monaeltahawy)

May 22, 2013

Yup

(Source: stillmygirl, via linksfromsara)

May 9, 2013
mollycrabapple:

There’s an American tendency to accuse those who want social services of entitlement. Who are you, the thinking goes, to demand college? To demand food? To think that you should work fewer than 12 hours a day, or not die of untreated illness, or have a dignified old age? The Cooper Union students are getting their share of that. But they make a particularly poor target. They are largely bright working class kids who passed brutal admissions to attend a school whose reason for existing is to educate them for free.
Cooper Union students are the paragons of that most sacred American myth: meritocracy.
-“The Fight to Save America’s Best Free College”, my latest from VICE

mollycrabapple:

There’s an American tendency to accuse those who want social services of entitlement. Who are you, the thinking goes, to demand college? To demand food? To think that you should work fewer than 12 hours a day, or not die of untreated illness, or have a dignified old age? The Cooper Union students are getting their share of that. But they make a particularly poor target. They are largely bright working class kids who passed brutal admissions to attend a school whose reason for existing is to educate them for free.

Cooper Union students are the paragons of that most sacred American myth: meritocracy.

(via maniacwrangler)

May 4, 2013
The American Media Needs To Take A Theology Class (Or Three)

The American Media Needs To Take A Theology Class (Or Three)

Jack Jenkins writes for ThinkProgress:

There’s no way around it: Religion plays an especially powerful role in American public life. More than 90 percent of Americans profess a belief in God,…

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February 8, 2013
Oops - or alternatively, that’s some ingenious subversion!
jessicavalenti:

Shhhh…no one tell Fox News that the “wedding kiss” picture they’re using to accompany a piece about traditional gender roles is actually of a same sex couple. (MADE MY DAY)

Oops - or alternatively, that’s some ingenious subversion!

jessicavalenti:

Shhhh…no one tell Fox News that the “wedding kiss” picture they’re using to accompany a piece about traditional gender roles is actually of a same sex couple. (MADE MY DAY)

(Source: jessicavalenti)

January 26, 2013
Academic Spring

Aaron Swartz, July 2008, quoted on this morning’s “UP with Chris Hayes”:

“The world’s entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over centuries in books and journals, is being increasingly digitized and locked up by a handful of private…

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