Archive for July 9th, 2010

July 9th, 2010

Dignity Über Alles

image of several hands claspingI have two pacts with my best friends. 1. If any of us are ever in a coma, the remaining sentient friends will arrange for regular chin hair plucking. 2. We will never let each other respond to a bad review in public.

July 9th, 2010

First-Ever Commercial for Abortion Services

This made me cry. It happened back in May but I just read about it. As the press release says:

Despite the fact that one in three women will have an abortion in their lifetime, the subject is still not always openly, or honestly, discussed. While there is a lot of information about abortion available unfortunately not all of it is accurate or impartial. Marie Stopes International works to improve public understanding of unplanned pregnancy and abortion, and to help women make confident, informed sexual health choices.

I wish everyone had access to information and services for full reproductive freedom.

July 9th, 2010

Frugging the Future

I’ve never been tempted to have a wedding, much less a wedding dance, but if I do this will be it.

July 9th, 2010


“He was able to avoid detection not because he kept a poker face, they said, but apparently because he hummed and lip-synched to Lady Gaga songs to make it appear that he was using the classified computer’s CD player to listen to music.”

That is true spycraft.

July 9th, 2010

New York Times: Subtle!

screen shot of a nyt headline about "beautiful bodies" above an image showing a headless woman pouring wine

July 9th, 2010

From Outrage to Action

psychology flow chart showing thought to research to action progressionThere will be more on this, but a few links:

meloukhia has a post on the National Lawyer’s Guild legal observers program–be more than a witness, indeed.

jadelennox on ways to combat ableism–this was super helpful for me, as a non-techy person who wants to make her website accessible (has non-computer ideas too)

Make a direct tax-deductible donation to keep the only abortion clinic in Mississippi open.