V.24 No.45 | 11/5/2015
The Daily Word in the KKK, Star Trek and cats
By Taylor Grabowsky [ Mon Nov 2 2015 1:27 PM ]
Police wives plan support rally for Officer Webster's procession on Tuesday.
Anonymous plans to reveal identities of 1,000 Ku Klux Klan members this Thursday, in wake of the anniversary of the Ferguson protests.
An Omaha woman gets her hand bitten by a tiger after sneaking into the zoo.
Attention Trekkies: New Star Trek series coming in 2017!
Pictures of show cats reveal how they really feel about the whole process.
In men trying to control women news: Principal says dress code is there to preserve girls' virginity.
Ever wonder the history of the backpack? Wonder no more!
Tom Jones, the singer, plans to take a DNA test to see if he has any black ancestry.
V.24 No.43 | 10/22/2015
The Daily Word in Lego, Sexism, and the possible Alien mega-structure
By Cerridwen Stucky [ Wed Oct 28 2015 2:46 PM ]
Another police brutality case, but this time there's actual consequences.
Learn about the feud between a Chinese artist and Lego.
Pintrest made it look so easy.
Science takes a step away from sexism.
Two NASA astronauts start their first spacewalk today.
There may be new movies with the quality of Jem and the Holograms. Yay.
Scientists getting closer to learning the truth behind the possible Alien mega-structure.
V.24 No.15 | 04/09/2015
The Daily Word in taxes, divorce, and human head transplants
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Apr 15 2015 11:07 AM ]
Good morning! It’s April 15, 2015
And it is Tax Day!
The Hugo Awards for science-fiction literature have become yet another cultural battleground as an organization called the “Sad Puppies” attempt to game the system away from rewarding “literary” works and those that portray “minority or victim groups,”
Getting a divorce can give you a heart attack, especially if you’re a woman,
UNM’s student government will be eliminating all gender specific pronouns from their constitution,
A pharmacist at a Georgia Walmart declined to fill a woman’s miscarriage medication because she “couldn’t think of a valid reason why you would need this prescription”
Arkansas police are installing spyware on lawyers’ computers,
And a man with a degenerative disease is “excited” to be first in line for a head transplant.
Have a great day!
V.21 No.47 | 11/22/2012
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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.27 |
The Daily Word in NM Drug Court investigations, litigiousness, "acts of daily living," a naked crimewave, and Romney-Venn Diagrams
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat Jul 7 2012 11:00 AM ]
If your computer is infected with this virus, you will be denied access to the internet beginning next week.
The NM state email investigation is getting more and more complicated.
Judge Pat Murdoch will likely face new charges having something to do with female participants in the piece of the Drug Court Program he presided over.
Drug Court in Northern New Mexico is under investigation for possible embezzlement among other things.
An Audit reveals that APD handed out a lot of unqualified bonuses from 2008 to 2011.
In case you didn't know, Quebecois need a french word for EVERYTHING.
The most litigious man in the world is suing Herman Cain and Kim Kardashian for attacking him while the two were making a sex tape in a Pizza Hut bathroom.
Best Buy competes in stupid business-
Politician in Jordan shows us how to debate on T.V. like really angry, shoe-throwing, pistol-packing men do.
Some cities are banning public "acts of daily living" i.e, "homelessness."
Former and original bass player from Cro-Mags totally flipped out on the current Cro-Mags line-up at CBGB Festival.
Mitt Romney's Venn Diagrams look like Venn Diagrams but don't work like Venn Diagrams, so... are they Venn Diagrams?
Hey, "a lot of women tend to forget this is a man's world."
Watch this Greek newscaster get egged and Mike Milled on air.
The last minutes of Air France flight 447.
V.20 No.24 | 6/16/2011
Local Wiener’s rape joke (not national Weiner’s sexting)
By Marisa Demarco [ Tue Jun 14 2011 5:17 PM ]
Commissioner Michael Wiener told county officials a racy rape joke, according to an investigation. (It’s not the first off-color joke he’s told that’s gotten him into trouble.) He also made inappropriate remarks to a female Bernalillo County worker, the investigation concluded, though he didn’t violate any policies.
A rally is happening right now outside the County Commission meeting near the City-County Building at Fifth Street and Marquette. (Downtown is hopping with protests this evening. The family and friends of those shot by APD are demonstrating on Civic Plaza.)
The rally aimed at Commissioner Wiener is called “Rape is No Joke” and includes the Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico, among other groups. They are calling for Wiener’s resignation—which the commissioner has said he has no plans for. He intends to run for re-election in 2012, according to a news release
V.19 No.31 |
The Daily Word 08.11.10: New Mexico budget, abortion, weather, meat, male grooming, sexism, Ben Quayle
By Jessica Cassyle Carr [ Wed Aug 11 2010 12:53 PM ]
Federal funds will help bridge New Mexico's budget gap.
Anti-abortionists go after Dems.
Tropical depression halts relief well drilling.
Check out Denny's new fried cheese sandwich.
Super bacteria found in Britain linked to Indian cosmetic surgery.
The lady who aided the Arizona prison escapees may be in Placitas.
Humans have been butchering meat a million years longer than thought.
The politics of male grooming.
Dan Quayle's son: More dimwitted than his father before him?
Weather: Partly cloudy with highs in the low '90s for the rest of the week.
V.19 No.27 |
Olivia Munn: Too Hot for TV, Says Jezebel
By Anne Artley, fearless intern [ Thu Jul 8 2010 11:17 AM ]
Feminist blog Jezebel is under fire for a post about Olivia Munn, the new contributor to "The Daily Show." The blog blasted Munn, host of "Attack of the Show," for being hired for the wrong reasons and "The Daily Show" for being sexist and excluding women. Slate magazine reporter Emily Gould responded with her article "Outrage World," which, in turn, called Jezebel blogger Irin Carmon's criticism "petty jealousy." Gould also accused the reporter of using quotes from off-the record conversations with women who had been denied jobs or fired from "The Daily Show." Carmon used Munn's former appearances in Maxim and Playboy, and a clip of her eating suggestive-looking food on her show as evidence that she had been hired more for her sex appeal than brain cells.
V.19 No.24 | 6/17/2010
Domestic Violence Deniers
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Jun 10 2010 5:36 PM ]
Congressman Ben Ray Lujan sent out a news release today announcing that he’s being targeted by Abusegate, Investigate!. According to its site, the group is bent on ending the “domestic violence industry.” But a further look at the principles and goals of the organization reveals some real gems. (My gift to you. Happy Thursday, everyone.)
Lujan is being singled out because he is one of 20 lawmakers who supports “discriminatory laws such as the International Violence Against Women Act that are known to violate fundamental civil rights and escalate partner tensions,” according to the news release.
Such laws contribute to the destruction of families, says the brain trust propelling Abusegate. There’s also a sister organization called Concerned Women for America that would like to “take the ‘gender’ politics and ‘politically correct’ agenda out of public policy solutions.”
Wha ... ?
V.19 No.13 | 4/1/2010
Was Crazy Heart Sexist? Or the Sexiest?
By Marisa Demarco [ Mon Mar 29 2010 2:00 PM ]
Newsman and Alibi contributor John Bear is fed up with the portrayal of female reporters in film. Hollywood’s hypersexualized, girly journalists should all be fired, Bear opined, for sleeping with their sources.
Crazy Heart sparked his observation and criticism. In the movie, Maggie Gyllenhaal plays a single-mom music writer who interviews an old alcoholic country musician and falls for him. In this interview with Steven Zeitchik of The Roanoke Times, Gyllenhaal addresses sexism, ageism and journalism.
Q: What have the reactions been to the age difference in the on-screen relationship?
V.19 No.12 | 3/25/2010
By John Bear
Lady Reporters XXX—As I sat watching Crazy Heart and praying for death, it occurred to me that I don’t particularly care for the way print journalists, particularly of the female variety, are portrayed in movies.
The Second City Touring Company at The Lensic
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