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Declan: NSA Spying Flap Extends to Contents of U.S. Phone Calls [Via Susie.]
Ian: Al Gore: NSA Surveillance Programs Violate the Constitution
Grace: When Dudebros Protest Too Much [Content Note: The post at this link contains discussion of racism and misogyny.]
Dr. Kamela Heyward-Rotimi reviews Sikivu Hutchinson's Godless Americana: Race and Religious Rebels.
Janet: Not All Memoirs Are Created Equal: The Gatekeeping of Trans Women of Color's Stories [Content Note: The post at this link includes discussion of transmisogyny and abuse. Via Trudy.]
Maya: Cool Street Art Alert: "Women do not owe you their time or conversation."
Kyler: Children's Museum Demands Apology for Outcry Over Telling Gay Couple They're Not a Family [Content Note: The post at this link includes discussion of homophobia and victim-blaming.]
Nicole: The Self Care Corner: Intentional Boredom
Finally: Yesterday, Pam Spaulding posted yesterday that she's shuttering Pam's House Blend after nine years. I met Pam back when we were just blog commenters, before either of us started our own blogs months apart in 2004. She was an early confidante and ally, and there were a lot of times, early in the beginnings of this space, that it would have been difficult to keep going without her support and friendship. We started the now-defunct Big Brass Blog together; we gave each other technical and design help (Pam gave me crucial assistance in basic HTML; I didn't even know how to code a link when I started); and, although we both got busy with building our own individual spaces, I still read PHB every day, and Pam Spaulding will always be my original bloggrrl. I am in awe of the work she has done at Pam's House Blend, and all the contributions she's made to advancing LGBT rights and making sure marginalized voices are part of the nation's political conversation.
All the cheers for Pam Spaulding. ♥
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