Monday, December 8, 2014

Monday Reading

The Day Reappropriate Broke
Sometime around midnight last night, a post that I wrote ten months ago about the police brutality case of Kang Wong — an 84 year old man who was beaten bloody by New York City police for jaywalking — went viral. And, I mean viral. I mean like it was viewed more more in a single 12 hour period than the number of visitors I typically get in a month. 
Which is great! 
Except that it cause my shared server to stall, my (former) hosting service to suspend my website (which I understand), and me to tear my hair out in frustration.
Read More at Reappropriate


#DeconstructingFerguson and lessons for black South Africa in black America
by T.O. Molefe
As I listened to people at the teach-in seated in circles of eight to ten people speak from experience and research of racial stereotyping, police brutality and the US justice system, my mind turned to Barrett and his black OSU teammates. The circle I was in had mostly black undergraduates, mere babies who each had a personal story to tell of their distrust of the police, experience of police brutality and lack of faith in the criminal justice system.
Read More at Africa Is A Country


Reproductive choice on waves
by Liz Smith
[Women on Waves] opens with the... campaign [by Dutch doctor Rebecca Gomperts to provide access to safe abortion for women in countries where the procedure is illegal, by means of a ship with a customised clinic], showing Dr. Gomperts and her colleagues facing the press and an angrily vociferous, mostly male crowd of demonstrators. In fact, based on the coverage of all the ship's landings, the vast majority of the anti-abortion lobby appears to be male. Perhaps the central question the film asks is: why is it so threatening when women take control over their own bodies?
Read More at The F Word


If You're Not About Justice I Want Nothing To Do With You
by Danielle
If you're not outraged about police brutality against Black Americans then I want nothing to do with you. 
Maybe that's blunt. But let me go further.
Read More at 1 Black Girl. Many Words


Dumped: Stories of Women Unfriending Women... 
Last year I was asked to contribute an essay to an anthology focusing on stories of the “breakup” of friendships between women.  We all know and talk about male/female breakups and the grieving process (or not) of those.  I am honored to be a part of this project. 
I wrote a piece about being betrayed by a friend because of my involvement in the Steubenville case.  There were others who turned their backs on me for whatever reasons, but this particular person was one that to this day I don’t understand, and honestly don’t think I ever will understand it
Read More at Prinniefied


Chandu The Magician (1932) Bela Lugosi Full Movie



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