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Today’s News: June 6, 2012 NSFW today


Ray Bradbury passed away today at the age of 91.
I haven’t read much by Bradbury but I recognize his impact on the science fiction world. I applaud him for the social issues he brought forth 50 years ago in Fahrenheit 451. And I look forward to reading more (checked “Something Wicked This Way Comes” out of the library today). Do you have a favourite book by Bradbury? Why have his books made you think?

Had this actual conversation with my husband this morning regarding Kelly Ripa’s “comedy” this morning with Neil Patrick Harrris. Breasts in Advertising Do you even notice any more? Do breasts actually encourage you to buy food products? Do you define yourself as a feminist?

I’ve been trying to avoid the obvious story with Luka Rocco Magnotta. But there seems to be rash of dismemberment and cannibalism??? First a guy in Miami on bath salts (recently a copycat in Louisiana on same drug). Then a college student in Maryland and now Magnotta. What is with the rash of cannibalism??? Does it have anything to do with a new Hannibal Lector series coming to TV in the fall?

 
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Posted by on June 7, 2012 in Feminism, Uncategorized

 

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Why Feminism Isn’t Dead…

Because 64% of the illiterate people in the world are female
Because only half of all women in North America can expect a company pension and at half of what most men collect
Because in some countries a woman’s testimony only counts half as much as a man’s
Because 99% of the world’s wealth is held by men
Because many women do not have access to birth control or safe abortion
Because genital mutilation still occurs within many cultures
Because 17.7 million American women have been victims of attempted or completed rape
Because rape within marriage isn’t counted as rape in many areas (and by many people)
Because women make up 80% of the 800,000 people trafficked annually, with 79% trafficked for sexual exploitation
Because 60 million girls worldwide are married before they turn 18, often in arranged marriages
Because only 20 countries out of 196 currently have a female head of state

Because murder occurs in the name of honour within our borders
Because women should be treated as equals – no more and certainly, no less.

 
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Posted by on November 22, 2011 in Feminism

 

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