Sunday, August 24, 2008

Late Sunday Night Links

It's nearing midnight and becoming clear that I won't be able to write about all of the stories I'd like to cover before the weekend is officially over. So instead I'll let you decide what you'd like to read and discuss - all on your own:

Some CA school boards debate whether or not to take a stand on Proposition 8.

Cara of Curvature writes about more Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention atrocities.

A Mississippi high school had its first interracial prom this year. It took actor Morgan Freeman to make it happen.

FeministGal posts on the accessibility of sustainable food.

Feminist Law Professors discuss What Women Want, which is brought to us by the National Women's Law Center.

5,000 women marched through London, calling for an end to violence against women. No one seemed to notice.

Are women still fighting a 'confidence gap'?

More at Denialism on the HHS's attempts to deny women access to medical services. NPR discusses this too.

What if makeup wasn't used as a barometer of feminist credibility?

Amanda makes a book recommendation.

GA fights to end child prostitution.

Sex slavery is still common in the UK.

One poll says Americans are ready for an openly gay president. I think we have Portia and Ellen's glowing wedding photos to thank.

Can Alabama truly institute an obesity tax?

Pam looks at how we're treating transgender veterans.

AlterNet discusses the future of immigration reform.

Media Matters is awesome, and such an important resource during the election season.

Oh, and its time to hand-in your submissions to the 64th Carnival of Feminists.

If there are important stories we've overlooked, leave another link in the comments! Oh, and feel free to self-promote!


Chino Blanco said...

According to Frank Schubert, 'Yes on 8' campaign manager, the mobilization of LDS (Mormon) volunteers could save his campaign up to $26 million in costs related to micro-targeting persuadable voters.

Micro-Targeting Mormons

So much for campaign finance rules.

Chino Blanco said...

Just a heads up: Mike Huckabee recently gave an interview in which he holds Mitt Romney responsible for implementing gay marriage in Massachusetts.


Welcome to the coalition.

I wish that more rank and file members of the LDS (Mormon) church would realize: the anti-gay coalition they've joined in California is one that includes folks who - given the chance - would vote their church out of existence.

Folks like Mike Huckabee and his Evangelical buddies.

Habladora said...

It is amazing how frequently people will vote out of their own best interests. I know nothing of the LDS Church, although we have a contributor who does come from that background, but I frequently see in my own family members the willingness to vote against the people who best protect their interests all the time. The ability of the Republican party to mobilize workers to vote for candidates who will chip away at their protections, for example, flat amazes me.