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  • lm murray
    Let us know how it goes and whether and how the media provides coverage. ... From: Glenn Kirkindall Subject: Re:
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      Let us know how it goes and whether and how the media provides coverage.

      --- On Fri, 10/15/10, Glenn Kirkindall <glenn_kirkindall@...> wrote:

      From: Glenn Kirkindall <glenn_kirkindall@...>
      Subject: Re: [disabilitystudies] Protest book signing by Tucker Max
      To: disabilitystudies@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Friday, October 15, 2010, 8:58 PM

       

      Hi lm murray,
      Thank you for the international support. We appreciate it.  It will be a lively and boisterous protest tonight.

      Glenn

      --- On Fri, 10/15/10, lm murray <lmm789@...> wrote:

      From: lm murray <lmm789@...>
      Subject: Re: [disabilitystudies] Protest book signing by Tucker Max
      To: disabilitystudies@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Friday, October 15, 2010, 12:40 PM

       

      It's not unlike pornography, which is continually increasing violence against women and children, too, to ensure addicts are sufficiently titillated. How kind of you to post about the protest, which is itself an act of kindness and sensitivity! Thank-you, Glenn. I shall be there in spirit if not body.

      --- On Fri, 10/15/10, Glenn <glenn_kirkindall@...> wrote:

      From: Glenn <glenn_kirkindall@...>
      Subject: [disabilitystudies] Protest book signing by Tucker Max
      To: disabilitystudies@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Friday, October 15, 2010, 8:16 PM

       

      Hi everyone,
      If comments like "Deaf girls never hear you coming." "Scott Peterson killed his pregnant wife. But not in a funny way." "AIDS isn't funny. Until it happens to someone you hate." bother you then come to a rally to protest a book signing. A coalition of feminists and progressives are organizing a protest of a book signing by Tucker Max outside of Powells Books. Tucker Max has made comments that are misogynist promoting the violence toward women. Tucker Max is promoting his writings as free speech. But I consider his comments as harmful by perpetuating violence against women including individuals with disabilities. What is worse is that he invalidates criticism of that violence by playing the humour card. I am not asking Powells Books censor the book. But I am concerned that by giving support to his book signing Powells, a place that touts itself as progressive, is condoning the right wing.

      Nicole Colson examines the vile "Tucker Max phenomenon"--and what it says about a society where his misogyny is tolerated as "entertainment." at http://socialistworker.org/2009/10/01/does-he-think-rape-is-funny

      The protest will be happening outside of Powells on Friday, October 15th @ 7:30pm Powell's City of Books on Burnside
      1005 W Burnside, Portland, Oregon, USA (800) 878-7323

      Glenn Kirkindall
      Portland Oregon

      PS
      Powells books is promoting it as a Tucker Max Book signing Assholes Finish First (Gallery Press) is New York Times-bestselling author Tucker Max's collection of 25 true tales of sex, girls, and wildly entertaining depravity. Now on their promotion the bookstore claims that this is a booksigning only.




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