Por Juliana Jiménez Jaramillo Héctor Abad Faciolince escribe una importante columna en el diario colombiano El Espectador, titulada “Assange, ¿el violador de qué?”. Faciolince denuncia la hipocresía del gobierno británico por hacer de cuenta que está persiguiendo a Julian Assange, fundador de Wikileaks, por violación sexual, no por filtrar cientos de miles de cables, memos, […]
By Juliana Jimenez The NYT reports on the latest Vatican paranoia and subsequent attempts at silencing dissent: “the Vatican has appointed an American bishop to rein in the largest and most influential group of Catholic nuns in the United States, saying that an investigation found that the group had “serious doctrinal problems.” Oh, so, Pope Benedict “was […]
I’ve never been much of an internets troll, that is, until this morning. The new feminist blog on the Washington Post, She the People, reports how thousands of women (and some men) have been posting ironic remarks on Gov. Rick Perry’s Facebook page in protest to his cutting funding for Planned Parenthood, his infamous transvaginal ultrasound […]
This is one amazing article on the intersection of sexism and racism. Damn. Impressed. Goes beyond the reporting.
Some commenters, men of course, were outraged, saying that “there’s not assault on women’s rights.” It’s actually kind of funny that these men go to forums like these, bristling with male entitlement, and end up showing off their willful ignorance. Have they not been following the news? Do these men have any idea what it’s like to not be able to decide when and how you have a baby, a.k.a when your body, your mind and the rest of your life are completely transformed from that moment on? Oh, they don’t? Ok, thought so. Now, shush.
Yeah, yeah, Happy Women’s Day. I appreciate the thought, but it still feels condescending to me. Limiting appreciating or even noticing an entire group of people to only one day, or to only one month a year (Black History Month, looking at you), seems a bit short-sighted. Though it seems very tolerant and liberal and […]
By Juliana Jiménez Yeah, ladies (and men), this is what I’m talking about! What a better way to spend this endless 24 hours of cheesyness that is International Women’s Day than reading about outlawing vasectomies, mandatory rectal exams for guys into Viagra, semen personhood. Yes, Republicans and minions, this is just how ridiculous your own […]
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