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I received the below in my Email today, and I hope you will consider signing.
If you don't normally receive emails from me, don't worry, you're not "on my list" now; this is an exception.
In fact, I haven't really been doing activism for quite a while because of how sick I've been and other things I'm dealing with; however, this feels important to me, it's easy for you to do, and numbers will count, so I'm making the effort to get the word out.
Please join me in asking the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences not to give Jerry Lewis its Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Oscar Awards ceremony on February 22, 2009.
Please do these two simple things:
1. Go to http://www.petitiononline.com/jlno2009/petition.html
and sign the petition, and then,
2. Send copies of this email to your friends, family, and colleagues.
Why? Because Lewis is an anti-humanitarian. He has c onsistently made remarks that are offensive, demeaning, and dehumanizing to and about disabled people and gay people as well as promoting sexist and antifeminist attitudes about women.
You might think that his efforts on behalf of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) which promote the idea of people with disabilities as pitiful are simply misguided, but well-intentioned, but this is not the case. For decades, disability rights advocates -- including former MDA poster children who appeared in his telethons -- have tried every conceivable tactic to engage Lewis in dialogue about a more empowering and respectful way to help people with disabilities, one that focuses on rights, not pity. Lewis, with his considerable international fame, fortune, and clout, has responded with personal attacks and slurs. ( Read more...Collapse )
|Saturday, August 9th, 2008|
|Who writes this crap?!
...he asks rhetorically.
I got one of those "Would you like to take a survey?" calls just now, and for some reason I always agree to take the damn surveys. This one was from something something public library something. It asked all about whether or not I was registered to vote, did I vote in the last two elections, and how likely would I be to vote on elections for referendums and bonds and blah blah blah. Then the guy asked:
"Imagine yourself in the voting booth, and there's a referendum for the public library. How likely would you be to vote for it? Definitely, very likely, somewhat likely, neutral, somewhat unlikely, definitely not?"
Or some scale like that.
Of course, the poor survey droid had to put in some answer, except I refused to answer the question on the grounds that it was too vague. Referendum for the library to do what? He couldn't tell me. "It's for the library. Do you want me to read the scale again?" I didn't, and told him it was a bad question because it was too vague. You wanna talk about a leading question meant to elicit a specific answer, that would be it all right. With that survey, they can say, "Eighty percent of poll participants are in favor of the library." Yeah, except in favor of what? More branches? Expanding the collection? Expanding a specific part of the collection? Implementing a bookmobile program (or expanding an existing one)? C'mon guys, seriously.