27 March 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Fighting Against Women’s Oppression All Over Again

I’ve such a horrible case of déjà vu right now. Anyone else remember how the oppression of women in Afganistan was used as a polemic and rhetorical device to justify the occupation of the country and distinguish between “us” and “them?” Of course, taking nothing away from this woman, my statement does not mean that […]

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05 June 2009 ~ 0 Comments

New Media – SOS_Slaves – Game for Sands of Silence

This week I had the opportunity to give what little insight I had on a gaming project for the documentary Sands of Silence, produced by activist film-maker Chelo Alvarez-Stehle. It is a first-person role-playing game where the gamer assumes the character of a girl from either Africa, Nepal or Mexico and is taken through the […]

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29 April 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Quote of the Week – Gay Issues Are Women's Issues

“Gay issues are also women’s issues because homophobia is a form of misogyny.” -Jennifer Beals, New York Times Talk This statement might be a no-brainer for some. The most obvious example is when flamboyant homosexual men are hated on for their ‘femininity’ and labeled as ‘not men enough.’ That is misogyny, defined as hatred or […]

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20 April 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Made in LA Humanizes the Immigration Debate

I recently had the chance to view this documentary at the Immigrant Solidarity Network in Chicago. And now I have the opportunity to blog about it. Made in L.A. is an Emmy-award winning film that tells the story of three Latina immigrants working in garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win […]

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09 April 2009 ~ 0 Comments

The Archipelago of Detention

No crime means no police. What makes the presence and control of the police tolerable for the population, if not fear of the criminal? This institution of the police, which is so recent and so oppressive, is only justified by that fear. If we accept the presence in our midst of these uninformed men, who […]

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