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Carmen Berenguer wins Ibero-American Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize

Happy Poetry Month! Congratulations to Carmen Berenguer who has won the 2008 Premio Iberoamericana de Poesía Pablo Neruda. I am very happy for her! And for everyone who will now read her marvelous poems! It makes me extremely happy that … Continue reading

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Highly trained girl-monkey sys admin bait

geeking at the conference Originally uploaded by Liz Henry I was saddened and angered recently at a geeky gathering, to hear a very annoying and sexist story about women at techology conferences. A young man was talking to another guy … Continue reading

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If babies were all considered disabled

This morning I woke up thinking, “What if babies were treated as the disabled are treated?” What if infancy was medicalized the way that old age is medicalized? Pregnancy would be an embarrassing, extended disaster. It would mean a person … Continue reading

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Pissed off cyborg in your face

New! Originally uploaded by cdent If this round of wheelchair use keeps for for much longer, then finally everyone in the known universe will have gone through their awkward reactions and I can stop having the most annoying boring conversation … Continue reading

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Increasingly upset about the mean kids

This keeps getting worse and worse. I had read in several places that Maryam Scoble was “mentioned in meankids.org” but that’s got to qualify as one of the worst euphemisms ever. “Mentioned”? For god’s sake people. It’s one of the … Continue reading

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Patriarchy exists and we’re kicking its ass

My blood is BOILING WITH RAGE from reading about the threats and extreme harassment that people made against Kathy Sierra. And I wish I could ride in on my warhorse and help fix it, but I can’t. I’m not even … Continue reading

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Misogynist stereotypes on Valleywag

I don’t care what Sandy Montenegro Littlefield is actually like; I don’t know her, and I’ve never met her. Also, I am not intrinsically fond of superwealthy society people. Who knew that “Gentry” magazine even existed! Not me! Gentry. Wow. … Continue reading

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Excellent feminist rant on being "of a time"

I really enjoyed Ide Cyan’s “Timeless” on the Feminist SF blog; it’s a polemic on Time and social change, and was sparked by Ide’s notice of the ubiquity of the defense that a sexist or racist or otherwise annoyingly biased … Continue reading

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Dear Urbana Slam Poets and Bowery Poetry Club

i’m a fucking poet, not a piece of ass you fucking fuck Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. Dear “Big Mike”… at the Bowery Poetry Club… Fuck right off. No I will not take off my shirt or show you my … Continue reading

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