Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Blogs to Read on Tuesday Morning

Feminist scholars to Obama: End prosecution of Palestinian survivor of sexual torture
by INCITE!

Between 1969-1979, Rasmea Odeh served ten years in an Israeli prison. Her sentence was based on a confession she made in the midst of 45 days of sexual and physical torture while in detention. Following her release, she was exiled from her Palestinian homeland and eventually immigrated to the United States from Jordan in 1994 as a legal resident where she tried to put her memories of torture behind her. She later became a naturalized citizen... On 22 October 2013, the US Department of Justice arrested Rasmea Odeh at her home in the Chicago Suburbs. The Department of Justice alleges that Odeh failed to disclose on her naturalization application that she had served time in Israeli jail – even though her sentence was based on a confession she made in the midst of weeks of torture. Rasmea faces up to ten years in US prison, fines up to $250,000 and potential deportation and de-naturalization.

Read More at INCITE!

ISIS and the Myth of Maps
by Jonathan D. Fitzgerald

A paradigm shift occurred in the early modern period with regards to maps. In his essay “Cartography and the Renaissance: Continuity and Change,” David Woodward described it thusly, “by creating maps people saw, perhaps for the first time, that they could influence events and create worlds, that they could have the freedom to do things, rather than accept passively whatever God had ordained.” Though there had been maps long before the early modern period, they lacked the authority we recognize today. That is, until “the inclusion of a formal legend or map key that makes explicit the relationship between a sign and what it signifies,” as Woodward describes it.

Read More at Patrol Magazine

I Really Don’t Care if You Think I Look Pretty When I Run
by Caitlin

Because here’s the shocking thing – and I know this will blow your hair back, so hold on to your butts – but not all of us care about looking pretty all the time.  (A lot of us don’t even care at all!)  Sometimes we just want to go out in public and do our thing and not have to be reminded that there is still a segment of society that looks at us primarily as decorative objects meant to pretty up the place.

Read More at FitAndFeminist

Holland Street
by Erik Lindstrom

Holland Street is the only remaining cobblestone street in The Heights, and one of only five in Jersey City. It is located right next to Riverview-Fisk Park. The old stone staircase, at left, which used to make Holland Street accessible to pedestrians, is not in use anymore.


Her Body, Himself: Gender in the Slasher Film
by Carol J. Clover

On the face of it, the relation between the sexes in slasher films could hardly be clearer. The
killer is with few exceptions recognizably human and distinctly male; his fury is unmistakably
sexual in both roots and expression; his victims are mostly women, often sexually free and
always young and beautiful ones. Just how essential this victim is to horror is suggested by
her historical durability. If the killer has over time been variously figured as shark, fog, gorilla,
birds, and slime, the victim is eternally and prototypically the damsel. Cinema hardly invented
the pattern. It has simply given visual expression to the abiding proposition that, in Poe’s
famous formulation, the death of a beautiful woman is the “most poetical topic in the world.”

Read More at Blue-Sunshine.com

Eric Hovind: What's the Difference Between God & Santa?
by Rebecca Watson

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