NBC sends a cease and desist letter to a Latina single mother interested in protecting her intelluctual property. KEEP IT CLASSY, NBC. Or should I say… keep it RACIST? Because that’s what the re-writes to Dirty Girls are. And yeah, I capped and bolded that shit, because guess what? It’s fucked up that this is happening so close to the defeat of the DREAM Act, and when illegal immigration has been such a big deal in the US. Seriously? REWRITING A STORY SO THE LATINAS ARE MORE FOREIGN, less complex, and less “normal?” What the shit is this shit? Particularly because Lauren, Elizabeth, AND Usnavys are some crazy chicks who have their own sexcapades without needing to be drastically rewritten as caricatures. And now she’s lost her agent. And why move the action to SF? What, no one believes Boston has POC? My Masshole ass begs to differ. Plus, part of what’s awesome about Latinos… in… BOSTON is that it’s a US-historic location, and in the story works to locate Latinos as part of an extended American history. She’s trying to use the power of social media in her defense.
People of color, particularly women, were disproportionately effected by DADT.
Victoria’s Secret features its models of color as Wild Things.
LayeringVogue: BOOM there’s a ghost.
The most intriguing author that you’ve never heard of.
Step out of the man box, men!
Let’s all collectively get over Tolkien.
Blood purist apologists defend Draco Malfoy’s racism.
Cherokee is now the first American Indian language supported by the iPhone!
Feminists of the world, RELAX! We have Sweden as a new homeland.
NOM NOM NOM Latkes.
From The Other Patrick:
Skeptic Benjamin Radford says media representations of women don’t effect eating disorders. Skepchick Rebecca Watson looks at his sources and discovers the shocking truth – he’s wrong.
They don’t really come right out and call it sexist, but this article notes that shows starring women seem to be categorised as comedies even when similar shows starring men are categorised as drama.
…I want an “It Gets Better” Campaign for survivors of sexual assault and child abuse.
Chris Rock insults Oprah at her award show.