Friday, July 24, 2009

Weekend Music Links

I've been maintaining a music-oriented blog for my place of work. I think it has some fun content. Check today's latest if you get a chance:

Weekend Music Links: Issue 5

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

MTV's Exit Campaign

Okay, so I am not one to plug MTV much, if at all, but having seen Radiohead's video about child slavery/child labor, which was part of MTV's new Exit Campaign, I was intrigued and wanted to find out more.

The Exit Campaign's Website states that the program was designed to, "raise awareness and increase prevention of human trafficking in Europe and Asia. Since the campaign launched in 2004, MTV EXIT has created various programs and activities that informed and empowered millions of young people both from source and destination countries about the issue and take actions within their communities."

These words sound nice and genuine, but sometimes these programs end up being sounding boards that just make us feel good that we're at least thinking about doing something even if we're not really doing anything.

Nonetheless, I was convinced to link them after watching the Killers' music video they have posted on the front page. Not meant for younger viewers, but seriously, you need to watch this thing to the end. Very powerful.

MTV's Exit Campaign Home Page

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Ginsburg and Eugenics?

You may not be a fan of Jonah Goldberg, but I'd like to hear your thoughts on his argument here. This point is one that is often overlooked or hush-hushed by the pro-choice camp, and I think it really needs to be addressed. Sanger was no stranger to tying birth control to eugenics, and that is a serious ethical issue that should not be taken lightly.

Goldberg's article can be found here: Ruth Bader Ginsburg and a Question of Eugenics.