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Friday, June 25th, 2010
3:08 pm
So does anyone remember the Butchies? Best southern Queer band EVER!

Anyway, I have it on good authority that they are playing a REUNION show on July 21 at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro. Tami Hart from Mkng Frndz will be playing, as will locals Pink Flag... They have some free mp3s up on their website and you should check them out.

Also, just in case you forgot how awesome the Butchies are:

(x posted, sorry!)
Sunday, May 16th, 2010
11:24 am
Catholic Church Supports the Death of Pregnant Women

A nun and administrator at a Catholic hospital in Phoenix has been reassigned and rebuked by the local bishop for agreeing that a severely ill woman needed an abortion to survive.

Sister Margaret McBride was on an ethics committee that included doctors that consulted with a young woman who was 11 weeks pregnant late last year, The Arizona Republic newspaper reported on its website Saturday. The woman was suffering from a life-threatening condition that likely would have caused her death if she hadn’t had the abortion at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.


Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted, head of the Phoenix Diocese, indicated in a statement that the Roman Catholic involved was “automatically excommunicated” because of the action. The Catholic Church allows the termination of a pregnancy only as a secondary effect of other treatments, such as radiation of a cancerous uterus.

“I am gravely concerned by the fact that an abortion was performed several months ago in a Catholic hospital in this diocese,” Olmsted said in a statement sent to The Arizona Republic. “I am further concerned by the hospital’s statement that the termination of a human life was necessary to treat the mother’s underlying medical condition.

“An unborn child is not a disease. While medical professionals should certainly try to save a pregnant mother’s life, the means by which they do it can never be by directly killing her unborn child. The end does not justify the means.”


..feel free to copy and repost..

Current Mood: Militant
Saturday, November 28th, 2009
9:28 pm
New Tat!
Representing woman's empowerment, the witch burnings, and my double fire sign...

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009
10:17 pm
Supergrrrl Adventure Comix #3 Call for Submissions!
Writers, Artists, Bandits, and Revolutionaries--

Have you ever lived in a tourist town? Worked in the industry? Traveled in unfamiliar territory?

SuperGrrrl Adventure Comix is a multimedia second-gen riot grrrl-themed zine currently accepting submissions for its third (and first themed) issue! We are looking for previously unpublished original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, black-and-white art, comic strips, interviews, articles, and reviews; regarding and related to tourism; from writers and artists of all ages, genders, and backgrounds.

We cannot pay contributors at this time, but we will happily give you contributor copies, random comic books, and our undying gratitude.

Please see below for guidelines, and feel free to forward this around or post it anywhere you'd consider appropriate.

For consideration for this issue, submissions must be received no later than DECEMBER 5.

Rachel Edidin and Jen Vaughn, Two-Fisted Editrices
SuperGrrrl Adventure Comix

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Tuesday, June 9th, 2009
9:28 am
Pro-Gun Gay Groups Take Aim at Hate Crimes Bill

Second Amendment GLBT Groups Press for 'Conceal and Carry' Provision in Matthew Shepherd Bill

One month after successfully tucking an amendment into the credit card reform bill that expanded gun rights, a small number of Senate Republicans are looking at the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act as another chance to score a victory for the Second Amendment. The possible plan — to add an amendment that would allow gun owners to carry their weapons from one state to another in accordance with concealed carry laws. The possible rationale — to defend gay rights.

“It makes sense for a group of people who would be protected by hate crime legislation to support something that would let them defend themselves before or after the crime,” said one Republican Senate aid familiar with the discussions. “It’s relevant, and we want to work together with gay groups to get the message out.”

Current Mood: pleased
Thursday, May 14th, 2009
7:03 pm
Huggy Bear
I lost my insert a while ago, and was wondering...

Does anyone have the lyrics for the song
Local Arrogance 1994? Its on Weaponry Listens to Love and I can't find them online.

Thanks much!
Thursday, May 7th, 2009
2:43 pm
Going Outta Business Sale
i put together a few zine grab bags & i have one more riot grrrl zine grab bag left over!
i am officially retiring from zines so get 'em while you can!!! :)

Buy Handmade
Sunday, February 8th, 2009
5:33 pm


Tuesday, December 30th, 2008
9:15 pm
Wednesday, December 24th, 2008
10:56 am
Etsy Xmas Sale!!!

several crafts and cds (including the Final Grrls Cd and zine) are half price!!!!

Buy Handmade
Monday, December 22nd, 2008
2:28 am
machineKUNT Records signs Cindergarden

To celebrate the international success of the "Extreme Women in the Dark Future" compilation machineKUNT Records has signed solo female artist Cindergarden to this newly evolving label.

After her memorable North American tour as keyboardist for System Syn (Metropolis Records) Jaymie Valentine self-released a full length album titled "The Clandestine Experiment" which received critical acclaim.

Hailing from Los Angeles, California with two full length albums and one EP behind her... Jaymie Valentine has been compared to everyone from Last Rites-era Skinny Puppy to Switchblade Symphony to Jack Off Jill. Yet there is nobody that sounds like Cindergarden except for Cindergarden and that is what makes this a special project. Described by listeners as strong, expressive, emotive and accessible Jaymie redefines what dark electronic
and dark ambient should be.

You can download "The Clandestine Experiment" absolutely free at http://myspace.com/cindergarden for a taste of what's to come.

Jaymie Valentine will be releasing a new album on machineKUNT Records in 2009.

Saturday, December 20th, 2008
12:32 am
Know any queer rural zines? x-post (if this doesn't belong/breaks rules, sorry; tell me&I'll delete)
Sorry if this doesn't belong here, but my friend Jenna (a.k.a. trashcan_chica) needs some help:

"does anyone know of any queer zines about living in rural areas or going to rural areas?

any help/pointing in the right direction would be amazing. i went through the whole Queer Zine Archive and couldn't really find anything.

jenna b

p.s. i just got a wordpress site, sassyfrasscircus.com!"

Her (AIM) away message also says: "is looking for zines about/by members of radical queer ANTI-URBAN communities, so if you know of any..."

So please comment if you can help at all; thanks. :]


Current Mood: hopeful
Saturday, December 13th, 2008
4:43 pm

Hey Everyone!
My name is Skyler and I am a 16 year old
girl living in Michigan.
I have always wanted to be a documentary filmmaker.
I am starting my first doc about body image, women and self-esteem.
I think lots of women suffer from feeling "not thin enough" or "not pretty enough".
I am trying to change this.
I am looking for people to spread the word about my film.
Also, as part of my documentary, I would like to collect video
diaries from a ton of women to include in my film.
If you are interested, please e-mail me.
I think if everyone helps me to get the word out,
this film can have a huge impact on society.

Thanks .  :]
<3 skyler.

skydoc92@yahoo.com (email me with any questions, comments or conerns)
www.myspace.com/bodyimagedoc  (add me!!!)
Tuesday, November 4th, 2008
12:02 pm
Saturday, November 1st, 2008
8:01 am
2 new zines

Mrs Noggle 15
The "nostalgia and riot grrrl scrapbook" issue

another zine about Riot Grrrl! in this issue i continue to reminisce about my "riot grrrl days"! i dug up old RG flyers to print in this zine and write about discovering & REdiscovering riot grrrl and how it changed my life when i was 17 and how it continues to affect me and my life!!!!

Mrs Noggle 16
The Halloween & Paranormal issue!
storie,comics,poems, & drawings about ghosts & paranormal experiences! a compilation zine made up mostly of contributions & writings by other people.

buy it on Etsy
Friday, October 24th, 2008
6:15 pm
Old Riot Grrrl Flyers
i was going through a box of old Riot Grrrl flyers and ads & found these...i used to get them in the mail all the time. does anyone know who originally made these flyers?!?!?

Friday, October 17th, 2008
10:31 am
Riot Grrrl Zines

Riot Grrrl Zines for sale/trade!!

i have zines by Kathleen Hanna,Nomy Lamm, Alison Wolfe, etc.
i am only charging for the printing and shipping costs since these are zines that i did not write...but i really wanna make them available to people since i have them. these zines are copies of copies...I WOULD LOVE (AND ACTUALLY PREFER) TO DO TRADES FOR THESE ZINES SO PLEASE CONTACT ME: MRSNOGGLE@YAHOO.COM
in the grab bag you will receive atleast 5 zines...if there is a zine in particualr that you want please let me know!!!!!

Jolie's Etsy Store
Wednesday, October 15th, 2008
2:16 pm
Mrs Noggle 14

Mrs Noggle 14 is out!

it's the addiction issue.
get it on Etsy.
buy it
or please email me if you would like to do a trade!!

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008
5:37 pm
Welcome to Gilead, Governor Palin
From Truthout
Tuesday 30 September 2008
by: Cynthia Boaz

If you've ever read Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel, "The Handmaid's Tale," you will recall the key role that was played by the women assigned to be the "Aunts." The story revolves around a futuristic American society in which fundamentalist Christians install a gender-based caste system where each woman is assigned a specific societal function. It is a commentary on the dangerous erasing of the line between church and state in the contemporary United States. The merging of religion and government is carried out by a group of older, white male "commanders" whose propaganda demands that citizens be constantly terrorized into submission and obedience. The resulting regime is Atwood's vision of the worst-case scenario: an American police-state theocracy where every woman's identity is reduced to her sexual attributes, and each is assigned to a category based on her physical qualifications. Subtle references to racist philosophy are mixed into the literalist religious rhetoric.

The attractive young women of reproductive age are the "handmaids"; the attractive but infertile middle-age women are the "wives"; the dark-skinned women of any age are domestic servants, and so on. All women are forbidden from reading or writing. The country is renamed the Republic of Gilead, a reference to the biblical homeland of the patriarchs. And the Aunts - who are middle-aged white women of some previous prestige and education - are especially sinister characters. The primary job of the Aunts is to keep the handmaids (the childbearers) subservient. They go about this by convincing the handmaids that they are powerless and can only contribute to society when they fulfill their God-given responsibility to serve the commanders. The Aunts' job, put simply, is to exploit other women by keeping them submissive and telling them that it's for the good of all (and even more insidiously, that in obeying, the handmaids "empower" themselves.) What makes the Aunts so remarkable is their collective failure to realize that they are simply being used by the commanders to keep other women in line, and their willingness - glee, even - at doing so is simultaneously sad and terrifying. So what compels the Aunts to become traitors to both their sex and their country? First, they believe that their contribution to the repressive social order is righteous, and second, they've found that under this rigid system of social control, they have the illusion of a tiny bit of power.

Does any of this sound familiar? It should. Governor and Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin is the Gileadian "Aunt" manifested. Her sudden emergence onto the American political scene, accompanied by a burst of enthusiasm on the part of many American women, is a surreal example of life imitating art. Much of Palin's rhetoric, tactics and personal philosophy seem to be taken directly from the Auntie training manual. By accepting the position on the GOP ticket despite her astonishing lack of qualifications, Palin signaled that she was prepared to be used - on the basis of her sex alone - in exchange for the promise of status and power. Refer to Palin's RNC convention speech, which was mostly a fawning homage to McCain's patriotism and leadership, sprinkled with condescending references to Obama as "our opponent." Although the lines were delivered with Palin's own folksy vernacular and over-enunciation, it was not Palin, but McCain - or more accurately, the GOP elders at whose feet he finds himself on election eve - who wrote the speech and whose voice echoed through the hall that night in St. Paul. Women who find themselves drawn to Palin because they think she epitomizes the classic "woman who has it all" might want to take a closer look. Sarah Palin was picked for the ticket solely because of - not despite - the fact that she is female. By keeping her sequestered from the media, McCain has confirmed he does not have faith in an unscripted Palin's ability to represent the campaign to the world. By going along with it, Palin is telling us that she's perfectly fine with being controlled by her male superiors. And by portraying herself as the candidate of the empowered woman (while simultaneously promoting policy that is openly hostile to the interests of working and middle-class American women), she reveals the sad truth about how little progress we've actually made.

Lest we think that Senator McCain is hesitant to keep pushing this stereotype in the face of abysmal performances by Palin in news interviews, the most recent reports reveal that his campaign intends to hype the expected wedding between Palin's pregnant daughter and her boyfriend, the date of which is apparently being set just prior to the November election - with McCain and Palin sitting in the front row. Is it possible that Sarah Palin is just blissfully un-self-aware, or is it that she so eager for any illusion of power that she'll allow herself to be marketed no matter what the cost to the dignity of all women? If Palin were truly an empowered woman, she would have refused to allow herself and her daughter to be used in this manner - to assist a party whose rhetoric and imagery promote the ideal woman as deferential to established norms rather than acting as an independent - or critical - thinker. If her selection was intended to signal to American women that empowerment is possible, why is Palin being kept under lock and key? Clearly, this is not an individual whose intelligence or perspective McCain respects, or else he would permit her to speak for herself. To continue pretending that Palin's selection was anything other than an attempt to manipulate the voting public on the basis of a straitjacketed view of sexual roles is a dangerous lie that no American of any gender can afford to abide.

Cynthia Boaz is assistant professor of political science at Sonoma State University.

On a more mundane level, read The Palin Payoff: How Sarah Brings in the Christian Cash

Current Mood: cranky
Tuesday, September 30th, 2008
10:43 pm
Writers, Artists, Bandits, and Revolutionaries--

SuperGrrrl Adventure Comix is a multimedia second-gen riot grrrl-themed anthology zine. We released our first issue with a bang this August, and we'd like our second to be every bit as awesome!

To that end, we are looking for submissions of previously unpublished original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, black-and-white art, comic strips, interviews, articles, and reviews; from writers and artists of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. As usual, we are looking for a wide range of topics and perspectives, but if you're feeling thematic, we'll give you a very loose theme to work with: gentrification, appropriation of alternative culture, and ways to counter 'em! (Submissions do NOT have to follow this theme, nor will all pieces we publish--take it as a loose suggestion at best.)


We cannot pay contributors at this time, but we will happily give you contributor copies, random comic books, and our undying gratitude.

Please see below for guidelines, and feel free to forward this around or post it anywhere you'd consider appropriate.

Rachel Edidin and Jen Vaughn, Editrices

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