YOU GUYS my laptop is dying. This will seriously hamper my blogging.
ANYWAYS, someone looks happy! Essence celebrates bridal bliss in honor of DC’s first same sex marriage. Let’s historicize this shit! Older images of women in love from FUCK YEAH GAY VINTAGE are available here.
Nisi Shawl rocks it royal on Tor.com, where she’s got a post up on steampunk and COTTON GIN PUNK. Be still my heart!
Uhhh, I love this post on gender, bodies, and slut-shaming. Quote from the post:
The lesson, ladies, is that great cleavage comes with great responsibility. People who shame women for wearing “too-revealing” clothes like to center their objections on women’s clothing “choices,” but make no mistake—this is not about what we choose. This is about the things we don’t choose—having chests or butts or legs or necks or hair or any other part of our human bodies that others decide to project their particular sexual interests—and their slut-shaming—upon. The man who is horrified at a woman’s “overly exposed” breasts will likely never have to worry about wearing one shirt—one shirt out of a lifetime of shirts—that happens to accidentally set off some random person’s slut meter, because of the way his body just is. And because my breasts are smaller, less visible, less imposing than other women’s breasts—because there’s less boob there—I can feel free to wear the more revealing top without attracting claims of public obscenity. It seems that some women’s bodies are just naturally sluttier than other women’s bodies—and all women’s bodies are naturally sluttier than men’s bodies.
Goddamn. Moon –> The fail that would not die. But, there’s great writing coming out from this fiasco! The Carl Brandon Society has a statement up. Here’s some thoughts on blogging and authorship here.
Ever wondered why Albania managed to increase its Jewish population during the Holocaust? Learn a little history here. Want something a little lighter? Check out some pictures of Muslims wearing things.
Girls in danger! Why are Latina teens more likely to attempt suicide than any other ethnic group in the US?
Kohl’s has decided to pull the “ghetto fab” wig from its costume shelves. The wig’s actually made by California Costumes, so if you want to contact them, their info is: 323-262-8383 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oh, Tyler Perry. Way to miss the goddamn point in “For Colored Girls…”
Here’s a HILARIOUS interview with Robin McKinley.
Some thoughts on the marketing of breast cancer awareness. Pink campaign GO!
How could 11 women disappear in one town over the course of two years, and no one notice?
…A fifth of the world’s vertebrates are in danger of extinction.
Constance’s legal fees will be paid for by the school district that ruined her prom.
Breast pumps will not receive a tax shelter.
I cannot make this shit up. The teabagger that beat a woman up at a protest wants her to apologize.
What are you going to be for Halloween? Hopefully nothing on this list of seven racist costumes.
Willow Smith and Black Grrrl! Power: <3 <3 <3 I WHIP MY HAIR BACK AND FORTH.
Uhhh, seriously, “Rape Me” as the advertisement for an acappella show?
Props to BP for their serious commitment to half-assedly destroying a region.
President Johnson-Sirleaf rocks Liberian politics.