So… I’ve had some time to ruminate on this ‘book‘… “Save the Pearls”. I put book in air quotes because this doesn’t deserve to be called a book. It’s a … Continue reading About “Save the Pearls”
I already didn't like Dan Savage... but goddamn now I'm just bursting with anger. How the fuck, just how the everliving fuck does he even fix his mouth to spout … Continue reading Dear Dan Savage, just stop talking about Bisexuals, it’s clear you know NOTHING about us.
I'm very happy to host the most excellent Dennis Upkins, author of the soon to be released Hollowstone. He breezed through the windy city during a stop on his book … Continue reading Next up: we host Dennis Upkins for a spell on his Hollowstone book tour
We Got Your Back Project is still alive and still seeking submissions! I had a chance to talk the project up at Gay Is the New Black? Event hosted by … Continue reading WGYB Project is still alive, and we’re still taking your stories
Black is beautiful, just so we are motherfucking CLEAR. Black ain't "less desirable than other races", "inherently less attractive than other races" So... we are in the throes of yet … Continue reading Black is… black ain’t…
[DISCLAIMER GOES HERE!] Note that I am no expert and this is all my personal opinion based on my relationship with my Gods. Do not assume I am casting aspersions … Continue reading Black Gods, Tribalism and Wiccatru…
Here are some con_or_bust auctions with very few or no bids. Please bid and spread the word about these auctions! Con or Bust is administered by the Carl Brandon Society. … Continue reading Help Con or Bust!
Keep in mind this author is not making wide brush strokes over all Americans, nor are they assuming we're all idiots, racists, and never have gone further than our own … Continue reading A Guide: How Not To Say Stupid Stuff About Egypt
In honor of today's Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, I'm sharing the winning essay in the American's for Democratic Action's contest: What Would Luther Do? I'm pleased that the winning … Continue reading In Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day… “What Would Martin Do?”
I wanted Second Skin* with friends tonight and I wrote up a Netflix review, under the cut. What are your thoughts? My thoughts on Second Skin So I watched this … Continue reading Second Skin – review of a gaming documentary
This will be brief and entirely ineloquent because I am sick and cannot brain well. In short, disinviting E Moon as GOH is NOT FUCKING SILENCING HER! Reposting her own … Continue reading A brief thinky post on the Wiscon situation and disinviting EMoon as GOH
So... Joy E. came up with a nifty idea. A project where LGBTQIA youth, straight allies, adults and others could share their stories to encourage and strengthen youth who may … Continue reading Introducing… The We Got Your Back Project
So, it's not news about the whole emoon Islamaphobia post that is now shut down by the author. It isn't news that many fantastic people have written their piece about … Continue reading Wiscon 2011 and how the emoon situation is making me rethink attending
This is a totally random thing, but in going into WP and cleaning up spam and seeing older comments, I tracked back to that idiotic post on child free space … Continue reading More on that damn Feministe post and the comment trail where I apparently Other another POC by the use of OP
Reposting from Neo_Prodigy on LJ. Navigating Through This Post-Racial Society Neo_Prodigy once again nails something on the head so hard it howled for mercy that has been milling around in … Continue reading Repost of: Navigating Through this Post Racial Society; via Neo_Prodigy on LJ
Just got linked to this post about a new film on trans-racial adoptions. It's called Neither Here nor There, How far she's come. It's chilling to read the bits about … Continue reading Neither Here or Nor there, how far she’s come
I saw this linked from chesyaburke on Livejournal and had to re-post it. And just in case you haven’t gotten the memo, it’s NOT okay to touch my hair. I … Continue reading My hair is not a walking invitation to the Zoo.
As usual a place holder post until I can sit down and parse out my thoughts on the film. In short, spoiler free review. It's awesome, Don Cheadle is a … Continue reading Iron Man 2 Review
I read the Huffington Post. Most of the time its on point, humorous and gives me a chuckle. That was not the case when this article: Two Black Role Models … Continue reading Which of these two things are alike?
I'm a fan of Michael Moore, this is no secret. For those of you who may keep up with his films, he has a new film out, Capitalism: A Love … Continue reading Would Jesus be a capitalist Michael Moore asked…
I've had the issue of women being treated as property, as if (some) men think we are here for their pleasure only, as if we are to be honored by … Continue reading My smiles are not for you, random man on the street
After discussions, upon discussions where sometimes I feel like the person I'm talking with genuinely "gets it" and many other times where people just can't/won't/refuse to understand their privilege, I've … Continue reading My $2.00 worth on White Privilege
So folks have had enough of the SF communities epic fail at depicting CoC (characters of color). There has been massive wank, fail and omgwtf is wrong with you fuckers … Continue reading Karnythia speaks up about the Great SF Race Fail of 09′
For the edification of the few dumbasses who still want to claim.. but I didn't know (insert phrase/imagery/well known historical fact) had a racist connotation! Really!!!! Here's some facts for … Continue reading A note to those who want to claim.. but I didn’t know it was racist!
Yes... I heard about the NY Post editorial cartoon. Not posting at length since I've said what I've got to say all over the internets yesterday. I also don't want … Continue reading The first and last bit on that NYPost cartoon that’s causing an uproar
I usually give a nod to Dr. King for all of his achievements and place in history... but this year is special to me. Special for the fact that tomorrow … Continue reading I have a dream… and this year it’s coming true
Why defend freedom of icky speech? Posted by Neil at 11:11 AM This is a bit long. Apologies. I'd meant to talk about other things, but I started writing this … Continue reading Why defend the Freedom of Icky Speech?
Via LJ User slit I find it curious that African-American women are all lazy unwed welfare-cheating baby-making machines and African-American men are all violent drug-abusing absentee fathers RIGHT UNTIL they … Continue reading An open letter to white activists, re: Proposition 8
From John Scalzi... Horrible things that will happen if you don't vote http://whatever.scalzi.com/2008/10/31/election-list-x-some-of-the-horrible-things-that-will-happen-to-you-if-you-dont-vote/ http://scalzi.wordpress.com/?p=5057 This is all true. Election List X: Some of The Horrible Things That Will Happen To … Continue reading Election List X: Some of The Horrible Things That Will Happen To You If You Don’t Vote
I'm a life long democrat, that shouldn't surprise anyone here. My bit on the lack of support for McCain is so people can understand this isn't a knee jerk, OMG … Continue reading On why I’ve never been able to support McCain/Palin & chose Obama/Biden
Day in the Life of Joe Sixpack Joe gets up at 6 a.m. and fills his coffeepot with water to prepare his morning coffee. The water is clean and good because … Continue reading A day in the life of Joe Six-Pack
Christ on a wheat thin, I am so fucking sick of hearing about Joe the Plumber! It's been proven that he's not even a real plumber, owes quite a bit … Continue reading SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT JOE THE PLUMBER WOULD YOU!
Warning - hateful image at the head of this & linked post, in case it would bother anyone A thoughtful post on a hateful image done by a McCain supporter … Continue reading Race & Politics herein, read and comment at your own peril
If you are going to comment on anything here, especially if you want to just argue without PROOF, then you will be mocked, ignored and banned, not neccessarily in that … Continue reading Just so you know…
I saw Religulous over the weekend, and it was intriguing, funny at times, a bit shocking and yes a little heavy handed at the end. The film crew was tossed … Continue reading On the film Religulous…
Has this been on a news blackout? How is it that no-one has heard of this until now?? On Friday, September 26, the end of a week in which thousands … Continue reading Muslim Children Gassed at Dayton Mosque After “Obsession” DVD Hits Ohio
...and it's re-posted here with her permission. A thoughtful piece on bi-prejudice. Common misconceptions regarding bisexuality which anger me greatly: (Homosexual - gay and lesbian; "you" - a general "you" … Continue reading Something to think about… a thoughtful piece on bi prejudice
Well, it's begun. There's an AntiSpore blog started by a woman (because Gods forbid you should assume she's male) who is claiming that Will Wright is evil, and trying to … Continue reading The AntiSpore… Say WHAT?
Note to self... When reading others political thoughts: If they decide to stoop to name calling and outright idiocy, don't sink to their level If they decide that by supporting … Continue reading Note to self for reading other’s political thoughts…
I love John Scalzi, awesome, awesome man that he is. A not so gentle reminder from Mr. Scalzi to folks to calm the fuck down and stop spazzing out because … Continue reading John Scalzi is awesome… read what he has to say dammit
I won't mince words here. I do Believe in Change, I do believe in the message that Senator Barack Obama is bringing to the nation. I do believe that he … Continue reading My thougts on the election… Senator Obama, history
Link stolen shamelessly from angelsscream Denver, CO (AHN) - Sen. Barack Obama's acceptance speech as he receives the nomination to serve as the Democratic party's presidential candidate for 2008; delivered … Continue reading Text of Obama’s Nomination acceptance speech
Media Matters has found the Obama swiftboating strategem The thematic structure of the right-wing smear campaign against Barack Obama As the means of communication have evolved, presidential campaigns have grown … Continue reading Rightwing Swiftboating v2.0 – or let’s derail Obama 08′
Reading the commentary on columns in the Chicago Tribune makes me feel like my iq drops with each word read, each sentence consumed. Then I feel like I must be … Continue reading End of online civility?
This is an old forum inquiry on the Tribunes's Exploring Race forum. The link to the actual question post is MIA (probably too old to find online) but the comments … Continue reading What do whites fear about blacks?
Washington U. Set to Honor Anti-Gay Activist Washington University in St. Louis is giving an honorary degree to anti-gay activist Ms. Phylis Schlafly founder of the Eagle Forum a right … Continue reading Washington Uni of St. Louis to honor hate monger Phyllis Schafly
While chatting with mister_bitters the following q&a took place. Reposted for posterity and because well, its my journal and I think its worth posting dammit. mister_bitters: Can I ask a … Continue reading A chat on Senator Obama’s speech and if his race matters to me
I'm not sure who remembers X-Com UFO defense *... but this game UFO Aftermath made me think of what X-Com ** could have been if it had remained a viable … Continue reading I miss shooting Floaters and Lobster Men
Snagged from Brian. In respectful proximity... Westboro nutjobs actually have the bloody gall to ask Heath Ledgers family where they are hiding their sons body so they can protest his … Continue reading Westboro nutters have gone beyond the pale