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Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Who's afraid of a peaceful biker? City Limits editor describes his experience joining NYC's Critical Mass rides. 

The summer issue of the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender includes an article on the NCAA's treatment of pregnant women athletes: "By equating pregnancy with temporary disabilities, the comparative model focuses on the disabling rather than enabling physical features of pregnancy."  The article also explores women you choose to hide their pregnancy or play through their pregnancy, and men who seek medical leave so that they can care for their children.

As McCain passes Obama in the polls, Political Affairs blogs about yet another problem with pollingMore
From The APC Blog by meb on 10 Sep 2008Permalink

Monday, 08 September 2008

Is The Wire Too Cynical? A debate at Dissent: The Wire reinforced white middle-class stereotypes of inner-city life. The show’s writers, producers, and directors portray most of the characters—clergy and cops, teachers and principals, reporters and editors, union members and leaders, politicians and city employees—as corrupt, cynical, and ineffective. Viewers may have thought they were seeing the whole picture, but the show’s unrelentingly bleak portrayal missed what’s hopeful in Baltimore and, indeed, in other major American cities. In that way, it did the opposite of what its creator, David Simon, said he wanted the show to do: spur our country to end the plight of the poor and minorities who live in America’s inner-cities.

Why Barack Obama will Lose on November 4, 2008, and What it Says about the State of our Nation: meritocracy means "rule by those with merit" and is a terrible mash-up of Latin
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Friday, 05 September 2008

Getting the gamer vote.  Rock the Vote and X Box team up to allow people to register to vote via their X Box online gaming system.  But will they show up in November?

In response to a recent New Yorker article about India's devadasis (sacred prostitutes), $pread blogs about poverty and sex workers: "This article's author, William Dalrymple, seems to have an acutely poor grasp of the complexities of human life, especially when that life impoverished, and when that life is a woman's."

RaceWire blogger Kim Fellner questions the widespread (Left) distrust of Starbucks and adoration of the indy coffe shop. "[Indy coffee shops] appeal to those on the trendy, cutting edge and survive by exclusivity—by pleasing a small, loyal and financially privileged. Starbucks, on the other hand, [...]More
From The APC Blog by meb on 05 Sep 2008Permalink

Wednesday, 03 September 2008

We've been blogging about recent violent attacks on bicyclists.  Month Review reviews Beyond Voting: Guerrilla Gardeners, Outlaw Bicyclists, and Pirate Programmers-- which details bicycle zines and activist groups.

News from Alaska that doesn't involve babies, troopergate, or Ted Stevens!  Rooflines blogs about Alaskan voters choice between protecting the mining industry (and their jobs) or protecting the environment.  

Last week we blogged about the potential of sports as an arena for activism and resistance.  Recently, RaceWire posted a great example of such.: the LPGA draws harsh criticism for its decision to ban players who don't speak English. 
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Monday, 01 September 2008

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Gauntlet: Exploring the Limits of Free Expressions

Publisher
Gauntlet, Inc.
Publisher URL
Editors
Barry Hoffman
Circulation Region
North America
Listed Since
1990
ISSN
1047-4463
OCLC
20696450
Readership
General readers interested in free expression and sexuality

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