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I admit, I'm really excited.

Now there's a good reason to push myself harder as far as reading books goes. And hopefully make new friends along the way.

I would like to run for host of this group, in order to make it a more vibrant part of DU.

What should be my favorite group on DU is rather inactive, and that's just disastrous in my eyes. I want to advertise this group around a bit and have reading goals (read 50-100 books a year?) and a book club with one book a month. I also hope to help people who want to know about certain books or topics. 

What makes me qualified: I have unlimited time on my hands, and I live by a library and I own a large (mostly non-fiction) personal library.   I use a lot of my time to read non-fiction, you could practically call me a fanatic. I also read eclectic topics. From Galileo to Sesame Street, Nixon to the Beatles. You name the book and I can gain access to it. I've also kept track of every book I've read since I was 16, which comes in handy sometimes. I hope this group will kick off. Peace.  

Everyone is welcome here.

Discrimination in any shape or form is not allowed here. Discriminating against the discriminators is allowed, but take all the fights to H&M. This is a safe haven. And also, please communicate to Gormy Cuss about locked posts or bannings. She doesn't bite.

The usual topics:
Feminist books
Feminist articles
Female historical figures
Equal career opportunities
Equal rights
Equal pay
Voting rights
Reproductive freedom
Better health care
Better daycare
Control over one’s own body
The destruction the media creates.
The impact we have on men.
Male feminists.
And of course, the ability to wear pants!

Tell me if I missed anything.

To counteract some confusion: there was a change of leadership, and this is partially why there are two new groups called History of Feminism and Feminism and Diversity. I recently handed off my leadership. Thanks for reading.

Edited to update.

Diablo III Auction House

Anyone use it yet?

Women warriors and underwear.

For once I'd like to see a video game without the use of belly buttons, cleavage, and only slivers of cloth over the characters big ass buttcheeks.

Tell me if you find one... The unknown videogame, not the buttcheeks.

Brewer signs birth control exemption

PHOENIX - Arizona businesses that designate themselves as a "religiously affiliated employer" will no longer have to include contraception in the insurance coverage they provide for their workers.
Gov. Jan Brewer has signed legislation to broaden an exemption to a 2002 law prohibiting businesses that provide prescription drugs as part of their health-insurance plans from excluding birth control pills.

"In its final form, this bill is about nothing more than preserving religious freedom to which were all constitutionally entitled," Brewer said in a prepared statement. "Mandating that a religious institution provide a service in direct contradiction with its faith would represent an obvious encroachment upon the First Amendment."

Read all here.

I'm The Smart One, She's The Pretty One

The other day my friend Christopher, who has not met my sister, offered me an analysis of our relationship.

“You know,” he said. “You’re one of those sibling pairs where one of you is the bombastic one and one of you is the dry sardonic one. You’re the bombastic one.”

Okay, so A) no, I was not aware of that apparently standard method of classifying siblings. But also B) Christopher is one of my freelancers, meaning that B1) it’s in his professional interest to not piss me off and B2) he is pretty well aware that being sardonic is my day job. So why does my sister get to be “the sardonic one”? The hell?

Read it all here.

Anyone a member of Shelfari.com?

Great place to find more awesome books:


Do you think the phrase "gay-dar" is offensive?

I think it's rude to assume personally. But there are instances where I can agree that someone seems to be acting stereotypically gay. Like in the movie The Birdcage or something...

This was pretty good.

Just ate it and all.
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