Good news!!! Lifting Voices made the 4000 dollar cut off for that contest we were in!! <3 Thank you to everyone who donated. <3 You all rock!
Robert VS Redick reflects on writing.
Rev. Molly reflects on prayer and serenity.
Auntie Anne’s encourages teen girls to self-medicate using food and to punish themselves for eating.
Related to this, Renee highlights Killing Us Softly.
Check out the diversity of athletic body types.
Ernessa T. Carter has a list of books perfect for gifting during the holiday season.
NK Jemisin talks about gender policing in fantasy.
Here’s a graph representing what news has sustained the public interest in 2010.
Kickaction is collecting theme suggestions for its next year of blog carnivals.
Need to vent about gendered holiday expectations? There’s a post for that.
UConn’s female basketball team is about to make history.
A major US prison strike was ignored by the media.
Nialla sent an email about Criminal Minds:
Janeane Garofalo has some interesting comments about her upcoming role in the Criminal Minds spinoff. I was especially interested in: “On network TV too many women are being killed — that’s every show, across the board — and too many women who seem to look great in their underwear. And I don’t like it. Are we really masquerading as a crime show, but really what we’re doing is showing a girl in her underwear? I don’t like that, and if that’s the case, it doesn’t square with my conscience.”
I’m a fan of the original show, but I have to say recent seasons have started to shift the focus from figuring out why a criminal has committed a crime to the goriness of it and sometimes the reasons for the crime are never really explained. It’s becoming more of a standard cop show and less of a psychological crime show.
Girls Drawing Girls has some pretty cute pin-ups in their 2011 calendar.
What the fuck ever. The DREAM act needed only five more votes to pass.
Female characters in MMORPGs. Needs Moar TITTY!
TroubleinChina transcribed the conversation between Naomi Wolf and Jaclyn Freedmen about Assange’s alleged rapes.
I know, let’s fixate on white men and their legal problems, so that their causes become the flag that white male progressives take up and ignore the way riot police treated Puerto Rican students earlier this week. Plus, Assange’s accusers are just in a “tizzy” anyways.
Oh my god. Girls’ bodies and safety matter less than political grandstanding. From Sunless Nick.
Also from Sunless Nick: Winona Ryder breaks down Mel Gibson’s bigotry.
Domestic violence spikes around the holiday season.
This school says… get raped, wait 4 hrs for medical attention. From Ara.
EA takes a stand against homophobia… fanboys respond sucktastically.
Sexist parent fears boys might be “exposed” to girls, demands only girl removed from team.
Queers for Economic Justice issue a statement regarding the repeal of DADT, highlighting that access to jobs with the military /= economic jusitce.
!!!!!!!! RACEBENDING IN PROGESS. NBC erases all AfroLatinos from Dirty Girls series. They’re also erasing massive bits of characterization, and instead reducing all the Dirty Girls to Hollywood stereotypes.
Remember that cheerleader who was being forced to cheer for her rapist? She’s bringing her case to the Supreme Court.
Jaymee Goh highlights that how we #talkaboutit matters a lot.
An elementary school project on bees produces original, awesome research.
One woman describes the impact unjust sentencings can have on one’s life.