So I couldn’t even wait to do a real write up to post this…
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is on it’s way OUT!
I’ve been considering retracting my article on Warren for a day or so now and this move has just shown me the light. The reason I was so enraged about Warren, above all else, was that I was worried (as I believe many of us were) that his decision to include Warren was a sign that he would not take a strong stand on gay-rights. With this definitive answer concerning Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Obama’s team has reassured us all that they will be taking a stand on gay rights.
When I take these two pieces of news together I can almost get behind the Warren decision as an effort to reach out to the “other side”. Although I still think a less offensive “right-wing” public figure could have been chosen.
Let’s hope this is the start of a new era; of tolerance for all. I’ll start by keeping a more open mind about Warren… I just wish he could do the same for the millions of gay people he has offended. (I’m not saying he has to agree with them, I’m just saying he should mind his own business and keep his hateful opinions to himself.)
Let me just close with this: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Its time for the second edition of Sunday Five! Following the Yoko post and Travis’ recent Feminist Music from this week I’ve been pointed to a lot of awesome feminist links, so, here you go – a Feminism Sunday Five!
- Feministing is a fantastic blog that I’ve been reading since the beginning of this semester at college – it’s actually a large part of the reason why I started this blog!
- If you’ve never watched Target: Women watch now! Sarah Haskins manages to produce hysterically funny, but still intelligent episodes that bring awareness to the media-stereotyping aimed towards women. But, most importantly – they’re really funny.
- I will admit that I found this last blog while writing this post, but that’s not the point… Mothers for Women’s Lib is an awesome resource. It was interesting for me to read (although, not so relevant to my life right now) and I’m sure it will come in handy for some of my readers!
- An old, but inspiring, article on Male Feminists because they do exist. And, on that note, have you ever heard of Walk a Mile in Her Shoes? I participated in this event for my first time at college this year – it may have just been my favorite event of the semester! (Can you look at that picture without smiling? I can’t!)
- Finally here are some famous feminists – this list is great, but nowhere near complete. Post some of your favorite feminists (male & female) in the comments… maybe I’ll make a more inclusive list sometime soon.
I hope you all enjoy the last few hours of weekend!
I’m not doing a huge post today because its been kind of a bad few days emotionally for me. It’s my own fault, really – it was not smart to watch Les Miserables, Bridge to Terebithia, Seven Pounds, Benjamin Button, and Marley and Me all in one week. However, something good has come of this because it’s started me thinking about sadness and how to deal with it. In this case I’m not talking so much about sadness with a reason that you can pinpoint – that kind of sadness needs to be confronted and dealt with before it will go away – but rather, purposeless sadness. What do you do when, like me, you’re feeling down for no reason? It’s almost impossible to talk it out because, with nothing specific making me feel this way, there’s nothing specific to talk about. However, going into hiding until its over doesn’t seem a viable option because you can’t put your life on hold for sadness, as much as you may want to. Below the cut is a list of a few possible healthy coping strategies…