April 2010

The Cost of Unfair Bail Costs

30 April, 2010 // 0 Comments

The shocking class and racial disparities in the justice system in the United States have been well documented; the fact that a Black man has a 16% chance of being imprisoned during his lifetime while a white man has a 2% chance is a pretty stark ...

Smoky Lemmings

30 April, 2010 // 0 Comments

I cannot stop watching this ‘Telephone’ remake produced by US Soldiers in Afghanistan. Amanda Hess at The Sexist interviews C.L. Minou in ‘C.L. Minou on Boobs, Beauty, and Being Trans‘ At the same time, I can’t pretend that ...

Feathery Lambs

29 April, 2010 // 0 Comments

resistance at Resist Racism: Internet racism (via Racialicious) Maybe the open racism on the internet is a wake-up call to all of us.  We thought it was about those trolls who hid in dark places.  But instead we find out it’s everybody. Cara at ...

Glee: Home

28 April, 2010 // 0 Comments

This week on Glee: Alcoholism, coping with loss, and…body positivity? I’ve kind of given up on discussing a lot of the problematic aspects of the show; you either think that, say, alcoholism is an acceptable subject for joking, or you ...

Social Justice Matters: Predatory Lending

28 April, 2010 // 0 Comments

While the legislative news of late has primarily focused on the health insurance law, there’s another issue which is being wrangled over in Congress at the moment which is of particular interest to me; the bill which is designed to create more ...

Slippery Sandstone

28 April, 2010 // 0 Comments

Jason Whited at Las Vegas Citylife: The truth about D.A.R.E. Powerful program, sure, but national and local drug experts say D.A.R.E. shouldn’t be the only solution cops, educators and parents turn to for keeping kids away from drugs. BBC ...

Familial Spots

27 April, 2010 // 0 Comments

I want to lead by reminding everyone that Blogging Against Disablism Day 2010 is coming up on 1 May! This is the day where all around the world, disabled and non-disabled people will blog about their experiences, observations and thoughts about ...

The Cruelest Cuts

26 April, 2010 // 0 Comments

The rumblings have been present for a considerable length of time. Two years ago, it was already evident that California was about to experience some monetary woes, and the situation has only grown worse since then. The state is in dire financial ...
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