Jesus, Regis! Keep your hands to yourself and NOT on Nicki Minaj’s ass. WTF.
Elizabeth Edwards died earlier this week of cancer.
BET says: women can only be sexy, not sexual.
One blogger reflects on weight-loss porn.
Tila Tequila has no right to control her own sexuality.
Here’s a great analysis of the Percy Jackson series by ZahrawithaZ. YAY to MC for sending it in!! (BTW Did no one else think Percy was going to be played by a POC? I really imagined him as a mixed race. Yeees he’s mixed immortal/mortal. Nooo that doesn’t count.)
w00t! We might get a Raven show! I’m hoping that she and Starfire are secret best friends!
Anna reflects on the Montreal Massacre.
SHIT JUST GOT REAL. The Art Museum Directors’ Association has called out the Smithsonian for censoring an exhibit.
This is an examination of ‘stereotype threat’ and improving the scores of female physics students, much as the URL suggests, using a daily affirmation exercise.
Child abuse doesn’t look like Batman or Smurfette!
Survivors of sex trafficking speak out.
Poverty, children, and region: in short, we’re screwed. No, seriously, that food production issue is kind of a big deal. But it’s one of the side effects of a model of globalization where particular zones of the world are valued for particular types of labor, and then those types of labors are valued at different levels financially and hierarchically.
These things are not contradictory: Julian Assange may be a rapist
Anyone checked out Charles de Lint’s latest? It features Afro-Asian fusion and a main character of color.
Helen Mirren tells it like it is!
The Australian military reconsiders its policy about transgendered soldiers.
Sundance offers a fellowship for Native people working in film!!
Do the young people irritate the shit out of you with their hip hoppity music and their fast-talking…words? Check out Justin Bieber… 800% slower.
Teacher suspended for asking if black private parts are really bigger.
Classism and racism make privileged people less empathic.
VERY IMPORTANT PLEASE READ
Hey, remember International Literacy Day, and how I said literacy is a feminist issue? One of the organizations I highlighted, Lifting Voices, needs your help! They have the opportunity to join GlobalGiving’s extremely powerful network of partnerships and mentoring, but only if they are able to fund raise 4000 dollars in the next week. ANY LITTLE BIT HELPS! Want something to inspire and amuse? Check out their YT channel, where the kids talk about THEIR truths and everyday lives.
I gotta say… I volunteered with LV for about a year, and their work? It’s AMAZING. I was mostly at the domestic violence shelter where they hold reading/writing sessions, and the kids LOVED getting one-on-one attention with adults who really cared about what the kids were thinking. Some of the stories they told were heartbreaking. Below’s a video that includes stories and reflections from several of the sites LV serves, so you can get a sample of the kinds of writing kids share when they know adults are willing to listen.
I know it’s a hard time of year, but if you could donate and/or boost the signal, I would really appreciate it. Time is running out!