V.21 No.48 | 11/29/2012
Flyer on the Wall
By Samantha Anne Carrillo
Artist Chelsea Wrightson’s flyer invites fans of women-powered media to shake their groove thing to benefit Neblina.
V.21 No.47 | 11/22/2012
Jeff Drew jeffdrewpictures.com
Specter of sonic sexism looms
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Tue Nov 27 2012 1:15 PM ]
Sexism in the music industry is alive and well. But it’s almost 2013, you might say. We’re more than a half-century removed from the height of ’50s paternalism. Sadly, we’re not quite as distanced from the weaker-sex mentality as we’d like to think. Whether exploring industrial music, producing or music-related subcultures, misogyny still patiently waits to be acknowledged and abolished. We chatted with Burqueña noisemakers and aural curators about their experiences with sexism in our burg. Read all about it in Burqueñas Talk Musical Misogyny.
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Burqueñas Talk Musical Misogyny
By Samantha Anne Carrillo
We talk to Burqueña DJs and musicians about sexism in the music industry and call for an end to bad, old-fashioned misogyny.
V.21 No.44 |
The Daily Word in hazmat, more Gangnam Style and Penn State prez
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Nov 1 2012 11:34 AM ]
Gary Johnson's campaign splices him into the presidential debates.
Guy rode his bike through Hurricane Sandy.
Back East, people are lined up for miles to get gas.
Former Penn State president charged with perjury in Sandusky scandal.
Gene Hackman knew the dude he slapped in Santa Fe.
Dr. Kevorkian's paintings.
City councilors lodge an ethics complaint against a pro-minimum wage hike group.
Campaign finance reports filed today. So, how much did those legislative campaigns blow?
Noam Chomsky Gangnam Style
10 election oddities explained. By the British.
Is America ready for a female president?
V.21 No.44 | 11/1/2012
Next Gen Justice
Young women tackle reproductive equity
By Margaret Wright
Girl Tech participants say the “if, how and when” decisions about having kids should be left to mothers.
V.21 No.41 |
The Daily Word in veep debate, diamond planet and sassy Big Bird
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Oct 11 2012 10:08 AM ]
Supersonic human free fall has been rescheduled for Sunday due to weather.
Navajo Nation will put drone tech to good use by using an unmanned aircraft to monitor crops.
Soprano to take a Virgin Galactic flight into space and siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing.
A diamond planet bigger than Earth.
13 obscure punctuation symbols you might like to use, such as the authority point and the snark mark.
Lots of people are going to be sassy Big Bird for Halloween.
Advice from Miami stripper Skrawberry. (Warning: Kinda raw.)
America is not mostly Protestant anymore.
How to find truth on the Internet.
In today's so-
And she's talking about driver's licenses some more.
V.21 No.41 | 10/11/2012
Freedom of Assembly
Preaching to the Prez
Christian groups shout mixed messages at the White House
By Maren Tarro
A coalition of Christian groups goes to Washington, D.C., to protest prayerfully.
V.21 No.33 | 8/16/2012
AP photo by Eric Gay
Team USA women's basketball dominance overshadowed
By Michael Sanchez [ Thu Aug 9 2012 2:51 PM ]
While the USA men's basketball has been making headlines with its blowout win over Nigeria and the relentless stream of questions about whether this team could beat the 1992 Dream Team, there's been a steady storm of wins accumulating on the women's side that very few people have talked about.
On Tuesday, the women put up nearly twice as many points as their opponent, Team Canada. Team USA slaughtered Canada so effectively that only two players— Chelsea Aubry and Kim Smith, both D1 talents during their college days in America—scored in double figures.
Aside from demolishing Canada, Team USA has now won 39 straight Olympic games. The last time the women's basketball team lost was in 1992, when that storied men's Dream Team was unveiled to the world.
Since '92, however, the men's game has teetered back and forth between nonchalant dominance and embarrassingly lackadaisical effort, resulting in a disappointing bronze medal in the 2004 Olympics in Athens. While the men's team recommitted after those Athens games, the women's team never needed to; they never stopped winning. They haven't lost a game in the preliminary rounds of the Olympics since 1976—the very first time women's basketball was even a sport in the Olympics.
Team USA faces a tough challenge on Thursday, going up against an Australian team that made waves of its own in the publicity field, and has played some mean games of basketball, to boot. The Opals will challenge the Americans inside with strong post play, but might have trouble with the way Team USA likes to get out and run on the break.
More importantly, the mainstream press is doing its quadrennial look at women's basketball: seemingly impressed, ESPN even featured a story about how the US women are the real Dream Team. That being said, it's troubling, as with so many other professions and occupations, what kind of disparity the women will come back home to, regardless of whether they medal or not, gold or otherwise.
While the league minimum in the NBA—where every player on the men's team has a job after the Olympics are done—is at least $473,604 dollars, depending on whether it's a rookie contract, women in the WNBA cannot earn more than a $103,500. Anthony Davis has trademarked his unibrow, just in case he needs to supplement his income. Meanwhile, female greats like Candace Parker, Maya Moore and Diana Taurasi barely have name recognition.
It'd be wonderful if the Olympics rewarded the best play with the most money or the most fame, or whatever it is that society decides is the way to reward these people who dedicate their lives to excellence. Unfortunately, it seems the thing we value most is a good story.
V.21 No.31 |
The Daily Word in Judo, Annan and Doctor Who
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Aug 2 2012 10:24 AM ]
A smiling tribute to American blubber was stolen from Dairy Queen.
Horse owners like N.M. horse slaughterhouse.
Ex-APD officer who kicked a suspect in the head a bunch of times wants his job back.
Kofi Annan quits gig as Syrian peace envoy because no one's got his back.
Bone marrow transplants eradicate HIV.
What Robyn Lawley—the prestigious plus-size lacy underpants model—eats.
The lady who takes pictures of babies dressed like flowers and peas and things is totally nuts. (Satire)
The Olympic rings as fascinating infographics for nerds like me.
Is being an Olympic gymnast any fun anymore?
Swimmer Ryan Lochte digs one night stands, says his mom.
Kayla Harrison becomes the first American to win the gold in Judo.
How not to write about female musicians.
"Doctor Who" trailer for series 7 features dinosaurs.
V.21 No.28 | 7/12/2012
What a Way to Make a Livin’
By Erin Adair-Hodges
The American workplace is built for 1950s Man, a pomaded machine who didn’t need vacation or time with his kids.
V.21 No.26 | 6/28/2012
ACLU: Pharmacist refuses to refill a birth control prescription
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Jun 28 2012 4:17 PM ]
Susanne Koestner called a Walgreens in Albuquerque to refill her birth control prescription in mid-June. The pharmacist working told her he wouldn’t do it and she should get her birth control the next day from someone else, according to an American Civil Liberties Union news release. He said it was against his religious beliefs.
So Koestner had to call a different Walgreens because she couldn’t wait. (Birth control is time-sensitive.)
“Something is very wrong when a man can walk in to any pharmacy and buy condoms, but a woman can't fill a birth control prescription prescribed to her by a doctor,” says Koestner in the release. “As a patient, I am at the mercy of licensed pharmacists and pharmacies when it comes to being able to receive the medications my doctor has prescribed for me.”
This was a hot topic in 2005, when states were considering whether to make emergency contraception available over the counter. Former Alibi Editor in Chief Christie Chisholm wrote about the issue back then.
Some states have made laws protecting a pharmacist’s right to refuse: Pharmacists can refuse to dispense specifically emergency contraception in Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi and South Dakota. So-called “conscience clauses” got their start in the ’70s after Roe v. Wade.
In Illinois, a law was passed demanding pharmacists dispense contraception.
The local chapter of the ACLU says the Albuquerque pharmacist’s refusal constitutes sex discrimination. “... Walgreens is free to accommodate the religious beliefs of its pharmacists,” says ACLU-NM Staff Attorney Alexandra Freedman Smith in the release. “However, religion cannot be used to discriminate against people, and that is exactly what happened here.”
The ACLU and the Southwest Women’s Law Center sent Walgreens a letter requesting that if a pharmacist on staff can’t fill prescriptions due to religious beliefs, another pharmacist should be on duty who can.
V.21 No.24 |
The Daily Word in Lara Croft, Game of Thrones and bacon sundaes
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Jun 14 2012 11:10 AM ]
Egypt's high court orders that its parliament be dissolved.
Officers stumble across starving horses while looking for a man with a gun.
APD used stun guns, bean bag rounds and a police dog in the arrest of a 60-year-old man. Judge says: Pay up.
"Game of Thrones" sorry about using President Bush's head in scene about heads on pikes.
When is it OK to shoot someone in Albuquerque?
Drake and Chris Brown maybe got in a fist fight at a NY club, say police.
State's paying too much in jail and prison contracts.
Lara Croft to be put through harrowing attempted gang rape in Tomb Raider reboot so male players will feel compelled to protect her.
After a series of workers who make Apple products committed suicide, the company attempted to improve conditions. Yesterday, another worker committed suicide.
We're going to spy on Africa more.
Wine glass chess set makes for classiest drinking game ever.
Movies for women turn huge profits. So why doesn't Hollywood want to make those films? asks Meryl Streep.
Burger King's bacon sundae.
Ditch your car, city-dweller, and buy this folding pod on wheels.
V.21 No.19 | 5/10/2012
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
Follow the Leader
Retiring legislator fought for women and the working class
By Christie Chisholm
Danice Picraux is a pioneer, but don’t let her catch you saying that. Born, as she says, at the “head of the baby boom” in 1946, she was raised in the aftershock of World War II. It was a time when, like a rubber band pulled too taut, the nation snapped back to traditional gender roles. The United States fled from the cultural phenomenon of women working during wartime. Returning to pre-war gender norms with a glaze of extremism, the ’50s model of the powdered, curled and aproned white housewife was born.
V.21 No.15 | 4/12/2012
The Daily Word in earthquakes, a jailed Zimmerman and Lil B
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Apr 12 2012 12:20 PM ]
A series of earthquakes in the U.S. was likely caused by fracking wastewater.
An earthquake in Indonesia leaves the country relatively uninjured.
The guy who plays Pinkman on “Breaking Bad” has been robbed in ABQ twice.
In Sunland Park, you can’t tell who donated to a campaign.
Two APD officers who were fired for misconduct could end up back on the job.
Zimmerman makes his first court appearance and will stay in jail.
Trayvon Martin’s family talks about the second-degree murder charge announced yesterday.
J.K. Rowling’s writing a book for adults.
Lil B’s 90-minute lecture at NYU.
This leaf may be able to easily wean opiate addicts off their drug. But the herbal remedy may soon be banned in the U.S.
Our oil’s coming from new countries.
The photos that created America’s child labor laws.
Debate about women, motherhood and work plays out between Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen and Ann Romney.
"Since there is an infinite number of alternative universes, there must be one in which there isn't an infinite number of alternative universes. Perhaps this is the one."
Car commercials with shooting.
V.21 No.7 |
The Daily Word in birth control, Romney's dog and Deep Throat
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Feb 16 2012 11:04 AM ]
25 percent of marriages in the state are interracial.
New Mexico ditches No Child Left Behind.
Honduras prison fire kills inmates, many of whom hadn't been charged or convicted.
Congressional hearing on birth control includes no women.
Santorum says birth control is harmful.
One time, Romney put the family dog on the roof of his car during a road trip. Now, it's haunting his campaign.
Linsanity is no accident.
People who walk slowly may be prone to dementia.
Mamma Mia! actor to play Linda Lovelace, star of Deep Throat.
Is this bikini model fat?
The best burlesque dancers of the Southwest perform for the weekend.
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