Thoughts on politics, religion, violence, inequality, social control, change, and random other things from an autonomous, analytical, adopted, abolitionist, anarchist who likes the letter A

Things You Might Have Missed

March 08, 2011 By: Mel Category: Misc

This take-down of hipsters is just gorgeously hateful.

It is mind boggling that there are so many obstacles to growing a few vegetables in your yard and selling them.  But the informal economy is going to win in the end.

Apparently, the Catholic Church is now answering all your sex questions.  We can have a lot of fun with this, I think.

This story about biracial children in Russia is heartbreaking.

A state senator in Missouri wants to end child labor laws.  My first thought was, “Are you fucking kidding me?”  My second thought was, “I wonder if my dad could have gone to jail for having me work in his store when I was a little kid?”

Somebody posted this link to David Graeber’s Are You An Anarchist? The Answer May Suprise You! Such an accessible intro to anarchism.

Read about A Day In The Life Of An Angry Transsexual. I like the term microaggression.

Interesting conversation on What Tami Said about whether it is better to have no inclusion or bad attempts at it.

I’m glad I don’t live in France.

Kevin Carson had a nice post up on the Wisconsin protests.

Everybody is freaking out about people having sex in a classroom at Northwestern.  You can get the whole story here. I think we should all be encouraging this kind of thing, particularly as it turns out that women want casual sex as much as men.  They just have less likelihood of benefit and more likelihood of risk.  So if more people knew what the hell they were doing… Oh, and we also have to deal with this kind of douchebaggery. Entitlement is so not sexy.

And speaking of douchebaggery.  This post in the Guardian and this one in the Times are just infuriating. When are we going to stop separating people out into the ones that are valuable and the ones that it is o.k. to treat like trash?