Wonder why I hit the sky,
When she blows me a kiss.
Could have died she replied.
“I’m the wife of the clown”
Hear the jokes, have a smoke,
a laugh at the clown.
[original lyrics by Tony Hazzard]
Battling against a deeply patriarchal society, Arab Israeli and Palestinian lesbians are uniting to break the taboo of homosexuality and politicise the right to be female and gay.
“We are Palestinian, we are women and we are gay,” is the slogan coined by Aswat, the association campaigning for lesbian Arabs to be accepted in Israeli and Palestinian society, and whose name in English means “voices”.
[click on the title to learn more about this courageous group.]
“TEHRAN — An advisor to Iran’s president Monday expressed fury over the awarding of a top Cannes festival prize to an animation about growing up in revolutionary Iran, saying that the movie promoted “Islamophobia” = NOT!!
[click on titel to visit “persepolis le film” at myspace.com
“COMPUTER giants Apple are really worked up—over an Ann Summers sex toy that hooks up to your iPod. Women all over Britain are saying yes, yes, yes to the £30 iGasm that plugs into a music player and delivers good vibrations that pulse to the beat.
But shocked iPod bosses are iRate—demanding stores take down all posters for the gadget or risk a fight in the iCourt.
The neon-pink ads feature a curvaceous girl with wires coming OUT of her MP3 player and INTO her knickers. And it’s definitely turned on.
The sales guff teases: “Go at it hard and fast with a pounding drum ‘
But Apple lawyers claim the poster is a blatant rip-off of their own famous silhouette images used to flog iPods.
Their haughty legal letter to the shop chain adds: “We hope this request to remove it immediately will prevent us having to consider further action.”
Despite that, Ann Summers boss Jacqueline Gold is saying no, no, no and joked: “Perhaps I can send them an iGasm to put a smile back on their faces!” [for source & image click on titel]
from: “Of Bigots and Broken Records: Reflections on the Psychopathology of Racist Thinking” by Tim Wise
[click on titel to read full essay and other thoughts of Tim Wise]