Category Archive: Politics

Aug 07

Talking about harassment at work

Just so everyone knows, I started a new job at the prison as a Corrections Officer (CO). It probably doesn’t surprise anyone that the overwhelming majority of new trainees are men. Even more so that there are even fewer women CO’s that have been there for a long time. I won’t say it is in …

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Jul 12

Vote Vulva 2012

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So yesterday I made this magnet. The inspiration for this came from twitter friend @ericainchaote who probably has little idea why I wanted this as a car magnet in the first place. Yeah, I put the topic for yesterday’s post up for a vote and everyone voted for vulva but that is not why this …

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May 09

Calling all sluts

Since I have at least a few Canadian readers here, I thought it relevant to post an upcoming event in the London, Ontario region. On Saturday May 12th, London’s second annual Solidarity SlutWalk will be held at Victoria Park from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. For those of you who have never heard of SlutWalk: …

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May 07

A day of Pride

Kristen Gunnels

After hearing a distant relative joke about meeting me down at the Upper Cumberland’s inaugural Pride Festival for “target practice,” I braced for the worst. After reading the local trolls come out in full force threatening to picket/destroy our one day of celebration, I braced for the worst. I was in for a surprise. This …

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Apr 21

Non-Fiction Friday: Have a Nice Doomsday, Why Millions of Americans are Looking Forward to the End of the World

Non-Fiction Friday is on Saturday this week due to our observance of the Day of Silence. The Day of Silence is over now. Please don’t stay silent. If you see injustice, whether it be bullying or oppression or corruption, if you see the rights of others being trampled, please speak up. Those of us who …

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Apr 17

The NCSE’s take on some recent Tennessee legislation

Apr 17

A Slice of Tennessee

I know many people across the country may have an inkling of just how backward our fine state can be. Our legislators just finished passing a coupleĀ of anti-science bills as well as some bills to protect teachers from being charged when they violate the first amendment by forcing religion on the students in their care. …

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Apr 12

A response to Taslima Nasreen

In your post Do women really ‘choose’ to be prostitutes, you ask whether people would encourage their daughters to become prostitutes. I am going to say to that no, I would not ‘encourage’ my daughter, or son for that matter, to pursue prostitution as an occupation. I would, however, support their choice if either of …

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Apr 08

Democracy. How does that work?

If you aren’t watching the Rachel Maddow show you are probably missing out on something very important happening in Michigan. In a nutshell, the story is that the Michigan Constitution requires that bills wait until the end of the session — essentially, the end of the calendar year — plus 90 days before becoming law. …

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Apr 03

Squat and cough while we “strip” you of your rights

What the fuck is going on with the Supreme Court? I have never been one to callĀ  it “legislating from the bench” but this latest split decision seems to be nothing more than that. The Supreme Court on Monday ruled by a 5-to-4 vote that officials may strip-search people arrested for any offense, however minor, …

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