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Poster:kyooverse
Date:2010-09-04 13:58
Subject:Transgender 101
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Poster:discipuladc
Date:2006-11-10 19:55
Subject:My mom's boyfriend gets flipped off by Rumsfeld:
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http://youtube.com/watch?v=Im-vJokdoeg

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Poster:underfiend
Date:2006-10-29 18:06
Subject:Race Traitor
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I'm surprised this never came up in race relation conversations...

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Poster:underfiend
Date:2006-07-12 18:48
Subject:Slavery reparations gaining momentum
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Advocates who say black Americans should be compensated for slavery and its Jim Crow aftermath are quietly chalking up victories and gaining momentum.

Fueled by the work of scholars and lawyers, their campaign has morphed in recent years from a fringe-group rallying cry into sophisticated, mainstream movement. Most recently, a pair of churches apologized for their part in the slave trade, and one is studying ways to repay black church members.

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Poster:underfiend
Date:2006-04-28 20:08
Subject: The Internet and Gender Questions
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This is a follow up article to another one by Wired magazine sex columnist Regina Lynn.
Regina Lynn Is All Woman

And also: Condoms, abortion, and in vitro may in some very specific circumstances be the "lesser evil."

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Poster:underfiend
Date:2006-04-03 14:29
Subject:Duke LaCrosse Rape Allegations Ignite Racial Tensions, Enrage Community
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Despite the outcome of DNA results and other supporting evidence related to an alleged gang rape at the hands of Duke LaCrosse team players, many believed it was only a matter of time before the prestigious university got knocked off its seemingly untouchable pedestal.

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Poster:underfiend
Date:2006-03-31 16:02
Subject:10 Lies Pornographers Tell
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The simi-NWS list is here (language).

Discuss?

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Poster:underfiend
Date:2006-03-04 03:17
Subject:Brokeback Mountain
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I got into a heated argument about this film earlier today. What did you think of it and the possible ramifications it may have on the perception of gays and bisexuals in mainstream America?

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Poster:underfiend
Date:2006-02-03 15:07
Subject:A Modern Indian Woman's Struggle with Arranged-Marriage
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Is Arranged Marriage Really Any Worse Than Craigslist?

As with any singles Website geared toward one community, you also get your interlopers. A 44-year-old Jewish doctor managed to make my dad’s first cut: He was a doctor. Mark said he believed Indians and Jews shared similar values, like family and education. I didn’t necessarily have a problem with his search for an Indian wife. (Isn’t it when they dislike us for our skin color that we’re supposed to get upset?) But when I met him for dinner, he seemed a decade older than he was, which made me feel like I was a decade younger.

My father’s screening method is hardly foolproof. Once, he was particularly taken with a suitor who claimed to be a brain surgeon at Johns Hopkins and friends with a famous Bollywood actress, Madhuri Dixit. I was suspicious, but I agreed to speak to the fellow. Within seconds, his shaky command of English and yokel line of questioning—“You are liking dancing? I am too much liking dancing”—told me this man was as much a brain surgeon as I was Madhuri Dixit. I refused to talk to him again, even though my father persisted in thinking I was bullheaded. “Don’t you think we would make sure his story checked out before marrying you off?” he said.

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Poster:underfiend
Date:2006-01-31 12:24
Subject: What's Race Got to Do With It?
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To get from downtown Atlanta to the First Iconium Baptist Church, take Ralph David Abernathy freeway and follow the signs to the Confederate complex. Outside the church a welcome board states: "If you are headed in the wrong direction God allows U-turns."

Inside at a black church summit on gay rights organized by the National Black Justice Coalition, the Rev. Al Sharpton is trying to persuade black churches to rethink the path some have taken on gay rights.

Sharpton believes homophobia provided the Republican Party with the key to many a vestry door. In the last presidential election, the GOP boosted its share of the black vote to 11 percent, the postwar average, up from 8 percent in 2000, the lowest level in nearly four decades. (Following Hurricane Katrina it slumped to just 2 percent.) "The majority of the votes that Bush got in the African-American community was from his homophobic appeal," says Sharpton, who went on to invoke the spirit of Bayard Rustin, the gay black organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. Republicans "couldn't come to black churches to talk about the war, about healthcare, about education, about poverty. So they did what they always do and reached for bigotry against gay and lesbian people.

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Poster:telie13
Date:2006-01-26 15:48
Subject:intro
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Hi, I joined this community because its interesting,
it asks the kinds of questions I'm always wondering about,
and, on the shallow tip,
"high yella of gay" is the funniest thing I've read all day.

Most of what you want to know is prolly on my own lj. The short version is I'm a female, white, married, pro-choice, typically crabby bit of 30-ish hippie-child progeny trying to make it in a yuppie world.

And I have a smooth coffee mug, it says motley crue "shout at the devil" on it.
Its making me really happy. You are jealous, yes?

I guess thats all you need to know.

S.

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Poster:underfiend
Date:2006-01-26 12:39
Subject:Self-Made Man
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Woman Goes Undercover to Experience Life as a Man

Jan. 20, 2006 — Norah Vincent has lived as a man. She didn't undergo a sex change or radical hormone treatments. She simply went undercover. In an extraordinary feat of acting, disguise and guts, Vincent lived among men — as a man — for 18 months to see what life was like on the other side of the gender divide.

"This wasn't just a stunt. This was about learning. This is a human project. It was about finding something out about the human creature. … And I learned it the best possible way because I went through it," Vincent told "20/20's" JuJu Chang.
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She was also on The Colbert Report for an interview, but the video doesn't seem up yet. You can check here for when it's posted, but it was more comedy than serious.

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Poster:underfiend
Date:2006-01-24 18:08
Subject:Neo Ned
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You may have seen this already, but for those of you who haven't:

They say opposites attract. What about an Aryan Brother who falls for a Black woman in a mental institution who thinks she's Adolf Hitler? What starts out as an impossible connection of opposites slowly turns into a wild, emotional story of love, romance, and disillusionment revolving around two people who shouldn't be together, but after meeting them you'll know they should never be apart.

Read more at http://www.neoned.com/

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Poster:underfiend
Date:2006-01-23 14:15
Subject:Roe V Wade
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From http://www.ep.tc/intro.html

1973 Roe V Wade Decision Comic Books


This last week of January marks the 33rd anniversary of the Supreme Court's Jan 22 1973 decision legalizing safe abortions. (Thank you.) Recognizing that, here are two comics from that year - each produced as a response right after the decision occurred. First, from the always entertaining Right To Life Organization, we have what seems to be the first pamphlet they ever produced, 1973's "WHO KILLED JUNIOR?" where we learn doctors were dousing women with salt to melt fetuses and were also jabbing and swinging steak knives in
there to chop up babies. Huh. - and from the Head Shop, Hippy, Feminist Side, we have the Left's excellent and calming "ABORTION EVE", also from 1973, where we learn people were happily getting lots of abortions and just liked to talk and talk and talk about it. Both have great back covers, one celebrating Mad Magazine, the other evoking Hitler. I'm not sure which comic wins the argument, but it's a lot of fun to pair them up and read as a set. Quite a tense debate, still, certainly ... Here they are both:


read 1973 "WHO KILLED JUNIOR?"

warning - ugly graphic images


read 1973 "ABORTION EVE" comic

warning - verbose conversation

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Poster:discipuladc
Date:2006-01-23 00:07
Subject:Those who forget history, are doomed to be bitch-slapped by me
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For those of you who don't know me in real life, I'm a history major working at a historical society in Maryland. One of my duties is giving tours of our preserved 1815 mansion house. People keep being surprised by the fact that the house has slave quarters. Not surprised that the quarters are on premises, but stupidly surprised. As though they never thought that they would be in a place with that history. As though they've divorced their existence from the past. In some cases they just have no concept of chronology. They ask things like, "this was in the time of slavery?" Did I not just say 1815 at the beginning of the tour? But today was the worst. We have an exhibit about the canal right now, and someone asked how accessible the canal was to people who didn't work on it. I referenced stories of escaped slaves following the canal north as part o the underground railroad. She didn't know what the underground railroad is.

I'm not sure what the point of this rant is. I'm used to people being profoundly ignorant of history. As a medievalist, I'm used to people not knowing what I'm talking about. As someone who is not particularly into American history, I can relate to not knowing details about things that don't strike a specific interest. But how do people get through life not knowing such major things, things that ripple out to affect us today?

This kind of relates to an earlier conversation I had with friends about how many (most?) people have views about the constitutionality of things, without really knowing the constitution. A friend blamed the schools. My response was that we now live in a purely pragmatic society -- schools are encouraged not to teach info for its own sake, only things like how to raise SAT scores and thus go to college to get high-paying jobs.

I don't expect obscure knowledge from the average person, but what is going on in our society when even relevant info isn't common knowledge anymore?

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Poster:underfiend
Date:2006-01-20 14:39
Subject:Integration
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I have had similar conversations with different people and have come to the same conclusion. The question was, is it better for a group of people to talk amongst themselves on the issues concerning them, or with others as well? For instance, is it better for men to talk about men's issues without the inclusion of women in the discussion?

My thought is that on the subjects of race and sex, people need to have an integrated conversation because without this there are missed opportunities for learning. Issues concerning women about men may not be known to men, and though the behavior of the women may change to decrease the negative result they receive from men, the basic reason for the issue is never fully realized or resolved. For instance, if the topic was how women are treated by men, men may never learn that what they are doing is wrong or why. Though there is a benefit to a "closed" discussion, I feel that ultimately this does not to lead to as much progress as it does venting sessions which yield little to no constructive outcome.

People need to be intergraded more, not separated. As a black person, I experienced racism from white people. I would have assumed that all white people are racist were it not for meeting white people who are not racist. Had I stuck to "my own people", I would have never learned this or various other things about people of different races. As a co-worker told me, she learned that she did not get along with some people not because of their race or sex, but because of the person they were. To me, that was an important point.

How do you all feel about this topic?

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Poster:anizee
Date:2006-01-20 11:39
Subject:Question
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Why is racism/sexism looked @ one sided. The "oppressed" look at their former oppressors in a much worse lite than the other way around. Case in point. A black man walking into a country bar in No.Va isnt gonna get nearly the same crap as a white man who walks into a GoGo club!

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Poster:underfiend
Date:2006-01-17 10:51
Subject:Return of the King: Nightline Interview
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Aaron Mcgruder was interviewed by Nightline Monday night regarding the Boondocks episode, Return of the King. You can find the video here.

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Poster:underfiend
Date:2006-01-16 21:21
Subject:Is Your Area Hate-Free?
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Click below to view the location of hate groups in America:Read more...Collapse )

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Poster:biklar
Date:2006-01-16 16:51
Subject:Condoleezza & "Sexual Problems"
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Cross posted from sex_and_race and blackfolk

Hmmmm...this is a very predictable way to attack her stance and character. Instead of directly attacking her views, just throw out some over the top, ridiculous, personal and misogynistic statements and that will "surely show that haughty black bitch..."

LINK to article

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