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So I haven't posted in forever, but I was so horrified by Amazon's recent descision to descriminate against the GLBT community that I had to say something.
Amazon claims that: In consideration of our entire customer base, we exclude "adult" material from appearing in some searches and best seller lists. Since these lists are generated using sales ranks, adult materials must also be excluded from that feature.
Hence, if you have further questions, kindly write back to us.


Go here for a list of these adult books, such as "Heather Has Two Mommies", "The Mayor of Castro Street", and "Hello Cruel World" which is a book about suicide prevention.

If you're as horrified as I am e-mail Amazon at 
https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/contact-us/general-questions.html?ie=UTF8&type=email

 

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Not the best, and longer than necessary, but I get wordy when angry. 

Also there's a petition here  http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/in-protest-at-amazons-new-adult-policy

 
 
Current Mood: angryangry
 
 
Michelle
07 December 2008 @ 03:06 pm

Lots of Pictures, so for politeness sake they are behind the cuts.

Steven Meisel is a...

 

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Steven Klein is also ...

 

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See, he's fine with sexual desire and violence directed on men as well.  We'll at long as it's done by other men.

View the ads in all there large pictured glory here.

Who wants to bet that one of these guys is responsible for the gang rape ad?

 

 

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Current Mood: distresseddistressed
 
 
Michelle
10 November 2008 @ 08:04 pm
Prop 8 in CA, along with along with similar constitutional amendments in Arizona and Florida, and an Arkansas law that only allows married couple to adopt, were all passed last week.  In a time when we should be proud of our progress in regards to the civil rights movement we instead have to deal with this miscarriage of justice. 

As Thomas Jefferson said  "There are rights which it is useless to surrender to the government and which governments have yet always been found to invade. These are the rights of thinking and publishing our thoughts by speaking or writing; the right of free commerce; the right of personal freedom. There are instruments for administering the government so peculiarly trustworthy that we should never leave the legislature at liberty to change them."
Constitutions are for the protection of human rights, not for taking them away.

To fight the inequality of these states denying rights to a group of citizens join the Nation wide Nov 15th protests at 1:30 EST.  For more information go to Join the Impact. I personally am trying to decide between Baltimore and DC.

On a side note.  How Heterosexuals can support gay marriage.  This is particularly for unmarried or soon the be married people.  If your state doesn't allow gay marriage then boycott marriage.  Write a letter to your reps stating your intent.  If your state allows a civil union then get on instead or go through the long and drawn out legal process of getting power of attorney and health care benefits without marriage.  Talk to friends and family about this and publicize the boycott on marriage as much as possible. Not only will this raise awareness about the difficulties faced by dedicated homosexual couples to gain societal and legal recognition, but will show straight support of the gay movement.  And also, do you really feel alright with taking advantage of civil rights not shared by all US citizens?
 
 
Michelle
26 August 2008 @ 11:36 pm

So I haven't posted in about forever, or four months, but you know they start with the same sound so.....

Summer has been fun and before leaving for college (2 days!) I thought I'd do a massive post to cover it all (and also procrastinate the packing).

May - 
Had exams, came home, went to Amy's wedding (had fun and was plied with wine) nate's wedding (had fun but no drunkeness around the mennonites). 

June - 
Works starts, on way to training the volunteers get pulled into SJST auditions (yes I'm did it again, was any suprised besides me?)  So became a dancer in Damn Yankess and got called old (a lot).  

  June 29th - 
Mark's birthday, also apparently a cursed day for the Zimmerman's and automobiles since...
      Last summer I got into a car accident.  This time was Marks turn.  
His was a lot worse, Freddy was destroyed.   It was very sad.  
However, Mark was relatively unhurt (ignoring burns from the air bag and a bump on the head from the Giant's tennis racket...I know...I laughed, I'm a very bad person)

July - 
No fireworks this year, it was heartbreaking, as it meant no post fireworks drinking party.  Still there was the 4th of july parade.  I was on the SJST float and made a fool of myself by searching for my campers and yelling their names and waving like crazy when I saw them (some even yelled my name and wved like crazy when they saw me)
Had joint birthday with Mike S.   (Yay team old/july 19th)  Also celebrated the 1st SJST part of the year.

August - 
SJST and the parties kick off as does my coffee habit as I no longer sleep.  The show was amazing (3rd night was a hoot) and I have to say the Girl's rocked the superlatives and skit.  In fact, here are the lyrics to the skit (which was my baby!)




After that fun bit draining stuff it was just writing my end of season report for work and cleaning my room (it was a pit after 3 weeks of insanity) and getting ready for school. 

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Michelle
06 May 2008 @ 06:58 pm
So apparently I'm named Michael who goes by the nick-name Boomer and I live in the healthy living house and watch BSG and play war board games.
(college found out about my life before the operation!)

Somehow, Campus security and res life decided I'm a man, with the masculine version of my name.  Way to make me feel safe by your diligence guys.

Honestly, I'm just really impressed by Sam.  He heard the name and created a whole false identity on the spot!  That takes quick thinking and a really good poker face.

So today was fun with Aislyn telling me about my case of mistaken identity and our hunt to find out it happened.


ps.  My laptop broke and now I only have the computers in the library to use.  This is hell!
 
 
Current Location: library
Current Mood: curiouscurious
 
 
 
Michelle
29 April 2008 @ 02:14 pm
1) Woken up for work at 7 am
2) Left work at 8:15 as all they're doing is testing and teachers aides are a bit superfluous. 
3) Returned to dorm and slept till noon (Dreamt about Lee Adama and Ronon Dex, not together though) 
4) Had a tuna melt for lunch
5) Sent e-mails for school and work
6) Learned about the new street view in Google Maps and proceeded feel creepy while viewing my home town and various areas of Boston.
7) Read fanfiction, which happens almost every day.

Perhaps next I will work on my story that's due tomorrow...perhaps.

PS. Whats with it raining and being cold.  Last week I was getting sunburned on the Quad and now this?  Not on Mother Nature, so not on.
 
 
Current Mood: lazylazy
 
 
Michelle
26 April 2008 @ 05:44 pm

stolen from somewhere.  

<form action="http://chaz.bdmonkeys.net/battle.php" method="get"><table align=center width=400 cellpadding=4 cellspacing=1 border=0><tr><td bgcolor=black align=center><p style="color:red;font-family='times new roman';font-size:16px;"><b>What Is Your Battle Cry?</b></p></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#ffbb77" align=center><p style="margin:10px;font-family:'times new roman';font-size:16px;color:#000;"><font face="old english text mt,old english text" size=+3>P</font>rowling amidst the tundra, cutting down all who dare stand in the way using a sharpened screwdriver, cometh <b>Mad_elephant</b>! And she gives a bloodthirsty cry:</p><p style="margin:11px;font-family:'times new roman';font-size:18px;color:#000;"><b><i>"I'm going to forcibly reverse your gender!!!"</i></b></p></td></tr><tr><td align=center bgcolor="#aaaaaa"><p style="font-family:'times new roman';font-size:14px;color:#000;"><b>Find out!</b><br />Enter username: <input type="text" name="usrname" value="mad_elephant"><br />Are you <input type="radio" name="sex" value="f"checked>a girl, or <input type="radio" name="sex" value="m">a guy ?<br /><input type=submit value="Submit"></p></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor=black align=center><p style="color:red;font-family:'times new roman';font-size:12px;margin:0px;"><b>created by <a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/beatings/"><font color="#cc00ff" face="times new roman">beatings</font></a> </b>:<b> powered by <a href="http://www.bdmonkeys.net/"><font color="#cc00ff" face="times new roman">monkeys</font></a></p></td></tr></table></form>


is surprisingly fitting, no?

and cause lj doesn't like me doing this for some reason, here's the link http://chaz.bdmonkeys.net/battle.php?usrname=mad_elephant&sex=f

will see if that works
 
 
Current Mood: amusedamused
 
 
Michelle
23 April 2008 @ 01:59 pm
So this morning any productivity or positive mood I might have possessed went completely out the window!  Some *magnificant* soul posted in his lj about the Open Source Boob Project.

http://theferrett.livejournal.com/1087686.html

Maybe it was mainly done by women, maybe it was a positive and freeing experience for most people involved.  But the way he wrote about it, my perception of the event (and the perception of many) was not that way.  It sounded like a bunch of maladjusted, histrionic nerds who got validation through groping.  The groper actively enjoyed their ability to express their interest  in a persons breasts, while the gropee got passive enjoyment for being found sexually desireable my white heterosexual men. 

God , this quote shows everything that was wrong with this "project" and his writing about it 
"By the end of the evening, women were coming up to us. "My breasts," they asked shyly, having heard about the project. "Are they... are they good enough to be touched?" And lo, we showed them how beautiful their bodies were without turning it into something tawdry."

My god this man makes me sick.  And he doesn't seem to get that intent and actuality are two very different things.  

Luckily various, articulate men and women were able to spell out why this was not ok, however I don't think he really gets it.
 
 
 
Current Mood: irateirate
 
 
Michelle
20 April 2008 @ 04:42 pm

I am complete and utter crap at consistency, as I'm sure anyone who has even glanced at this could quickly realize.

Anyway, here's a part of one of the short stories I wrote for a class.

The rest can be found here.
 
 
Michelle
04 March 2008 @ 07:27 pm
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Current Location: round pink throne
Current Mood: crappycrappy