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November 29, 2008

Venus, Jupiter and the crescent moon are converging over the next few days. Should be visible at dusk everywhere in the world (except Antarctica).
Sexist Conditioning or Developmental Necessity? From ACHILLES HEEL. (The radical men's magazine). Thought provoking and insightful. "Both mothers and fathers have been conditioned with this fear that if they stay physically and emotionally close with their sons past a certain age, their sons will become homosexual. This is nonsense. "
My autobiography is now illegal - Ursula Vernon comments on a case the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is helping with, where a comic book collector is being charged with possession of child pornography aka manga comics. As Neil Gaiman said; “They found his manga, and found some objectionable panels,” Gaiman said. “He’s been arrested for having some drawings of rude things in manga. I’m sorry, but if you went through my comic collection, you could arrest me if you’re going to start doing that. It’s just wrong.” more inside
Sick babies denied treatment in DNA row. "Babies with a severe form of epilepsy risk having their diagnosis delayed and their treatment compromised because of a company's patent on a key gene." [Via]