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Please link this all over the place. :-)
Via Ami_B:Pro Choice Coalition Ottawa
who are pretty much what they sound like. Go check them out, and maybe hang out in front of Morgantaller with them curing the next month or so, if you've got the hours free. :-)
Via the Goddess Scholars yahoo group:School of witchcraft opens in Taiwan
-- While I suspect that the term "Witchcraft" is being used for sensationalistic reasons, I think it's really awesome that the Paiwan (one of the aboriginal groups in Taiwan) have opened a training school in order to preserve their communities' traditional healing techniques, rituals, and ways of interacting with the gods and the ancestors.
From Pandagon:Once again, sexists choose punishing a woman over their own self interest
. On how rape culture, the shaming of sexual women, and "false rape accusations" go together like a horse and carriage.
From Karen Healey (Attention Rebelious Jezebels):Heck Yes, I've Got Spirit!
-- In Deffense of Cheerleaders and, quite a bit less-so, their portrayal in/by the media.
From Dira Sudis:A Review Of Sorts (of How to Suppress Women's Writing, by Joanna Russ)
-- on women's writing, fanfiction, and taking ourselves seriously.
From Tiger Beatdown:On Douchebags
, Willful Ignorance of One's Own Misogyny, and Various Forms of Harassment! Jolly Good Fun!
You Remember the Sexual Assault Prevention Tips (Guaranteed to Work)
that I linked to, a while back?
Well, apparently there's been a bit of a ruckus happening over it.The is the response
from the author of said list of tips.
Two from The Man Files:A View from the Pole
-- about the kind of guys you find in strip clubs and what they're like to work with.
In honour of Take Back the Night, which is tonight:Take Back the Night
-- About how the cultural memes about "women should learn how to protect themselves better" and "rapists are strangers in the bushes, not people you actually *know*" and so on, and the more typical types of "rape prevention tips" that get circulated widely on campuses, for example, are really not remotely effective and actually contribute to (or bolster) the problem.
- Amazon. As opposed to passing the techniques down through bloodlines, which is how it's traditionally been done -- I guess maybe the children of these ritualists don't necessarily want to learn the techniques or take over the family business?