My Students Are The Most Creative And Brilliant On The Planet

Last week Bad Girl Chats ran a portion of Jennifer Morgan’s Graphic Non-Fiction Memoir.  Here is the second part.

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Sylvia Archive: Gender Quiz

Bored? Take Sylvia’s quiz, learn about your true nature.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Elizabeth Warren Asks A Simple Question Of The FCC

When’s the last time you took a big bank to trial?

The answer will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.

Check out more, including a Petition to the SEC, at: http://act.boldprogressives.org/survey/survey_warren_sec/?akid=12129.1073996.UUBJp9&rd=1&source=e1-don-warr-fin&t=1

Sylvia Archive: Gender Jokes

Join the Bad Girls’ chat and share a joke of your own.

Monday, February 18, 2013

A Lesson In The Art Of The Disingenuous Argument

Disingenuous: Lacking in candor, giving the false impression of simple frankness.

“I favor the Violence Against Women Act and have supported it at various points over the years, but there are matters put on that bill that almost seem to invite opposition,” said Senator Jeff Sessions, Republican of Alabama, who opposed the latest version last month in the Judiciary Committee. “You think that’s possible? You think they might have put things in there we couldn’t support that maybe then they could accuse you of not being supportive of fighting violence against women?”

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Image from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Sessions

This is Senator Jeff Sessions, Republican of Alabama, giving us the very definition of Disingenuousness.

Just what is in the bill that forces Republicans’ who would normally rally to any bill that protects women from violence, step away from it? Is it expanding the law to reach Indian tribes in rural areas and protect women from violence involving men outside the tribal area? Is it increasing the availability of free legal assistance of victims of domestic violence to extend the definition of violence to include stalking? Is it allowing more battered illegal immigrants to claim temporary visas? That must be it, the immigration angle! Or maybe including same sex couples in programs for domestic violence is what forces Republicans to vote against the extension of the act to suspect that they are being trapped into taking a position against women.

 

 

 

Art That Grabs Attention

Here’s a brilliant idea. A new way to bring attention to violence against women.

Image by Derya Kilic

Image by Derya Kilic

http://womensenews.org/story/arts/130214/turkish-artist-paints-cuts-bruises-old-masters#.UR5M7qV9k64

Internet Shopping

It’s never too early to start thinking about mixing and matching your bikini.

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Sylvia Archive: The Cold Gaze Of A Cat

What is going on behind those eyes? Here’s a clue.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

A Beautiful Skeleton As Befits Royalty

The remains of King Richard III are strikingly beautiful and dramatic, in opposition to the ugliness of his character. The spinal deformity is so fascinating.

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Image: Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/05/world/europe/richard-the-third-bones.html?emc=eta1&_r=0

Gender Wars

This is an interesting encapsulation of our gender history from Ruth Rosen.

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http://www.opendemocracy.net/5050/ruth-rosen/what-will-it-take-to-end-violence-against-women