Twilight: Women Behaving Badly
Lauren isn't ugly. It's right there in the manual: she's beautiful and blond and all the boys in school have dated her and vied for her attention. If the author turns that around and decides that, no, Lauren is totes ugly in this scene because she dares to needle the protagonist and if the narrative is first-person, this doesn't make Lauren seem ugly to the reader. It makes Bella seem rude and petty.
I'm going to be in DC on March 14 during the day. I'd love to meet with with any slacktivites in the area. I'll be around the National Gallery and the Mall area from about 10 am to 4:30 pm.
Twilight: Existing to Serve White People
Jacob and Edward are not equal and opposite. They're not born from each other. Edward's existence controls aspects of Jacob's body, his life, his relatives, and his future soul-mate in ways that Jacob cannot avoid. Jacob does not have the chance or the choice to consent to these changes; Edward's very existence imposes them. In return, the only real effect that Jacob has on Edward's life is to provide information to a girl who Edward will not bring himself to be truthful to.
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And further to the Lucy Liu casting.
Things you can do
PETITION: TELL REPUBLICAN LEADERS TO DENOUNCE RUSH LIMBAUGH'S ANTI-WOMEN TIRADE
Sandra Fluke, the courageous Georgetown Law student who had the strength to stand up in Congress against Republican attacks on birth control coverage, is now under attack from the right wing.
First, House Republicans refused to let Sandra testify. Now, they think they can shame us into silence. Standing up for women's health care does not make you a "slut" or a "prostitute."
Sign our petition right now calling on Republican leaders to publicly denounce Rush Limbaugh's cruel tirade against women
We are inspired by Sandra Fluke, a law student at Georgetown University who continues to speak out in support of contraceptive coverage.
Her story has made headlines around the country. After a anti-choice committee chairman said she was not “qualified” to testify about birth control at a congressional hearing that featured an all-male panel, Fluke didn’t back down. She stood up for her beliefs... On his national radio program, Limbaugh mocked the importance of birth control to women’s health and called Fluke a “slut.”
... This isn't the first time Americans have witnessed Limbaugh’s despicable behavior and rhetoric – and we won’t let it go unanswered.
Go to We Stand with Sandra Fluke too read NARAL full statement and a petition calling on the local stations that carry Limbaugh’s program to drop him from their lineup for his reprehensible remarks about women.
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