Women will be hurt this weekend, Justice Roberts

I woke up at this time a few Saturday mornings a month for 5 years to volunteer as an escort at my local Planned Parenthood clinic. In all that time, I never saw a protesters change anyone’s mind. But an escort, within 35 feet of the door I did experience the following things: I had holy water thrown on me […]

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Open thread for 94-848/79-298: Mobile Phones & Social Media in Development & Human Rights: A Critical Appraisal

I’m taking a break from my vacation in the stunning mountains of Montana to talk to a class at Carnegie Mellon being taught by my awesome major advisor, Jay Aronson. I’ll be updating this post with references to the links I bring up in the conversation, so class participants and refer back to it. Any […]

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Wendy Davis and feeling represented in a democracy

I was going to dedicate my evening to watching a certain FBI agent and his therapist, and so had eshewed my always political Facebook feed for my nearly-entirely-silly Tumblr account when something scrolled across my dash. As I knew from my brief flirtations with Facebook tonight, Texas Representative Wendy Davis is embarking on a 13-hour filibuster […]

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