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Savage to Mary Cheney: Fuck You

Mary Cheney is having a baby, but she doesn’t want anybody to use her precious embryo for politics. (This is a baby. This is a blessing from God. It is not a political statement. It is not a prop.) Dan Savage has a few choice

Why Young Muslim Men are Angry

A couple of weekends ago I was watching CNN’s new show called CNN: Special Investigations Unit. It seems like any other special report they do, but somehow it’s different and special now. Good thing they chose my girl Christiane Amanpour to do the first one,

Global Day for Darfur

Today is the Global Day for Darfur. If you don’t know why we need a day like today, educate yourself on it, please. It’s important. I’m not big on protests and marches for myself (though I think they’re good to have in general) so I

Things You Need To Understand #4

White Privilege exists whether you know it, acknowledge it, or understand it. Any attempts to convince me that you, a white person, don’t have White Privilege will result in laughter, mockery, and possibly a beat down. It is a given that, whenever I engage in

To Exclude Man

From CNN: Amid boos and shouts of “traitors” Randolph-Macon Woman’s College officials announced Saturday that men would be admitted to the 115-year-old institution starting in 2007. … The board determined coeducation was the best way to preserve the school’s mission of high academic standards for

Black People and 9/11

There’s a 9/11 story that I heard once and never forgot. It’s anecdotal and may even be completely made up. I’m not sure. I can’t even remember the context in which I heard this story (I vaguely recall it being on television, but that might

Angry About Rape

There’s an interesting discussion going on at Feminist SF Blog (which I’m now a contributor to) about Battlestar Gallactica and rape as a plot device. The post that generated this discussion is not about BG or Rape, and thus it has drifted a wee bit

Wednesday Links

The winners of the 2006 Black Weblog Awards were announced not too long ago. If you’re interested in what’s hot on the black blogosphere, you should check out the list of finalists and winners. Glad to see blackfolk won for best community! Speaking of, found