Monthly Archives: November 2010

World AIDS Day, December 1: Universal Access and Human Rights

From “Started on 1st December 1988, World AIDS Day is about raising money, increasing awareness, fighting prejudice and improving education. The World AIDS Day theme for 2010 is ‘Universal Access and Human Rights‘. World AIDS Day is important for … Continue reading

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Gender-Based Violence

Gender violence or gender-based violence is violence against any person based on their actual, perceived, expressed, or [self-]identified gender.  These terms are often used, problematically, to refer only to women.  To call an effort against violence against women an effort against … Continue reading

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International Women Human Rights Defenders Day

What is it? Today, November 29th, is International Women Human Rights Defenders Day.  It is part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign* (also see Defending Women Defending Rights**): “November 29th is a day of recognition for women … Continue reading

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UN Resolution: Okay to arbitrarily execute based on sexual orientation

They came first for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, … Continue reading

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CAUTION: Strong Language (She’s just an object.)

What’s in the songs we’re listening to?  What do we pour our money into on iTunes and in clubs?  What do these videos say about women? SHAKE THAT—Eminem and Nate Dogg I was revibed as soon as this Bitch gyrated … Continue reading

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October 5, 2009   Four corners of the block condemned living in the middle, caught up in my grandmother’s version of sin— she told me I was going to hell when I was three. You look at me and all … Continue reading

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“The weight of nothing” from The Never Ending by Grahame Russell

“The weight of nothing” “Tell me the weight of a snowflake”, a coal-mouse asked a wild dove. “Nothing more than nothing”, was the answer. “In that case, I must tell you a marvellous story” the coal-mouse said. “I sat on … Continue reading

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