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A few links before the weekend!

- A Guide: How Not To Say Stupid Stuff About Egypt: I haven't really commented about the situation in Egypt because, well, I haven't really had time to comment on much, but also because I'm feeling super careful with this whole thing. I feel wildly unqualified to make any kind of statement or claim because I know so little about the situation, and I refuse to believe it's as simple as some (especially American) pundits and journalists make it seem. But anyway, at least that guide was helpful, I thought.

- "#DearJohn: On Rape Culture and a Culture of Reproductive Violence": A fantastic post over at Tiger Beatdown in response to Republican efforts to limit access to abortion and redefine rape.
But we’ve been talking about “forcible rape,” right? And how fucked-up that construction is, how all rape is based on a lack of consent and “force,” in the sense that you get beaten up, is just an additional crime? Probably everybody reading this blog knows that a lot of people don’t understand that principle. And they don’t understand it because we live in rape culture; so much sexual violence is normalized, and accepted, that it’s invisible. We can’t understand that it’s rape unless we also see physical injury, or a knife, or a gun.

- Maybe more important, head over to Daily Kos and read this post, which deals with the less visible aspects of the bill that the 'forcible rape' bullshit was part of. The core of it is here: "You're meant to recoil in horror at that redefinition. And if the bill's proponents are lucky, you'll spend all your time doing that. Because then you'll miss out on the fact that H.R. 3 is also the killing blow capping 30 years of consistent losses on abortion restrictions."

- Nothing new to most of you/us, but always interesting: Physiological impacts of homophobia. I wonder if they only ask LGB youth who have been bullied, or if they spoke to straight-identified youth who have been targets of homophobia, too.

To finish with three more light-hearted links:
- Pick-up lines for feminists, a wonderful poem. My favorite stanza is, "where have you been / all my life? / hopefully fighting / against oppressive / patriarchal systems."
- Why you should always pay your webdesigner.
- Comic creator gets back at Christian organization which used an image of his to lobby against sexual minorities.

Date: 2011-02-05 09:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Je vias lire tout ça ce week', mais j'avais vu le "don't forget to pay ton web designer" sur The Daily What XD

Date: 2011-02-05 10:58 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
I feel wildly unqualified to make any kind of statement
Me too. I've been reading about it, but I'm avoiding discussions because when I don't know anything about a subject, I'd rather shut up than speak bs. I feel strongly about that and it's the main reason I occasionally want to strangle one of my coworkers. /frustrated rant

To finish with two more light-hearted links:
There's only one link there and it's a wonky link to pick-up lines for feminists.

Date: 2011-02-05 06:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, I'm glad I'm not around too many people who feel free to pass judgments and making knowledge claims about this. >.>

Thanks for mentioning that! No idea what happened. Fixed now, and I even added an extra link :)

Date: 2011-02-06 11:29 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
Thanks for the bunch of links, I'm gonna check them all. But I have to say omg the "don't forget to pay your web designer" I wish I'd had this idea when I had trouble with a client last year. I'm totally fan of what he did.


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