Monthly Archives: March 2012

a depressing twitter conversation with @adamsbaldwin

I’m a big huge fan of actor Adam Baldwin. I loved loved loved him as Jayne in Firefly and kept watching NBC’s “Chuck” mainly because I loved his character.

But then took a look at his twitter feed and found out that he’s a mega-conservative who, for example, believes that any argument favoring Obama’s efforts to reform America’s health care system is “un-American evil.” I had a really depressing conversation with him via twitter:

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dharun ravi found guilty of most charges in bullying case

A few weeks ago, in response to a call by danah boyd and John Palfrey for the public to stop bullying Dharun Ravi, I argued that public sentiment regarding Dharun Ravi was an appropriate reaction to Ravi’s vile and hateful behavior toward his gay roommate, Tyler Clementi. You may remember that Clementi was a gay Rutgers University freshman who committed suicide after Ravi, his roommate, had boasted about setting up his computer’s webcam to watch Clementi’s sexual encounters with another … Read more

The Bleeding Heartland Rollergirls post their stance on WFTDA’s gender policy

subhead: awesomeness ensues.

I love my local roller derby team.

Below is the official response from the Bleeding Heartland Rollergirls in response to my call for the league to stand up in opposition to the gender policy passed by women’s roller derby’s governing body, the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association.

I admire BHRG’s members and leaders for taking this stand on an issue of deep importance to so many of the league’s skaters and fans.


The Bleeding Heartland

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time for the Bleeding Heartland Roller Girls to protest the WFTDA gender policy

My local NPR station, WFIU, just aired an hourlong conversation with members of the Bleeding Heartland Rollergirls (BHRG), our town’s roller derby league.

I’m an enormous roller derby fan, and I love BHRG just to absolute pieces. One of the reasons I love my local team so much is that its skaters are all up in gender’s grill. It’s an extremely queer league, with tons of genderqueers peppering the roster.

Which is why I’ve been so confused by BHRG’s silence … Read more