Links of Great Interest 12/4/09

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We are winding down 2009!!! This year has been the shortest ever.

Anyways.

Kichwa women say NO to oil drilling.

Dr. Renita Weems talks about trickster tactics and womanism using the biblical story of Moses as a launching point.

What color is Michelle Obama’s flesh-colored dress?

This is a great post on Twilight and teenage sexuality.

Represent for female veterans!

Army Wives might not be the worst show ever… I’ll Netflix it, but I’m conflicted IN ADVANCE about how there’s only one Army husband and no LGBT couples… but hey, I haven’t watched the show, maybe it’s less heteronormative and classist than I think.

Can you imagine Breaking Dawn as a movie?

Seriously, this blog (focused on feminist gamers) looks amazing!!

I bet you’ve been wondering about the voice behind Princess Tiana, Disney’s first black princess.

Are branded corporate superheroines still relevant? Wonder Woman, I’m looking at YOU.

There have been no amazing black people in the last ten years.

Because making memes of infectious diseases is always an LOL.

Erica Kennedy’s new book, Feminista, features a smart aleck protagonist as familiar as the bitch next door. “Isn’t the bitch often the most interesting character?”

Protect marriage and ban divorce! [article removed]



Comments

  1. Ray says

    These are great!

    And thank you, Black on Campus, for linking to profiles of these women, who are so deserving of more notice than they get!

  2. says

    I bet you’ve been wondering about the voice behind Princess Tiana, Disney’s first black princess.

    Is it a horribly sad statement on Hollywood (or me) that when I read that, the first thing that went through my head was “dear God, please tell me they did not get a white girl to do her voice”.

    They fortunately were not that stupid, but the fact that I thought it was a possibility…

  3. says

    Good God. You’d think even the most unthinking person would have a blinky moment upon catching him- or herself using the term “flesh-colored” to describe a dress that’s nowhere near the color of the skin of the woman wearing it.

    And LOL at the banning divorce move, but that is AWESOME. I have never gotten a satisfactory answer to how two gay people being married is more of an assault on the sanctity of marriage than adultery, divorce or spousal abuse. If you can stretch the definition of marriage to include “people who abuse the hell out of each other and the kids, too” without a second thought, then surely “two people of the same gender who aren’t hurting each other let alone anyone else” is already included.

  4. SunlessNick says

    You’d think even the most unthinking person would have a blinky moment upon catching him- or herself using the term “flesh-colored” to describe a dress that’s nowhere near the color of the skin of the woman wearing it.

    You would. Although I have to confess my first thought was that anyone with flesh the colour of that dress needs medical attention (if not an autopsy).

  5. Eileen says

    I saw Anika Noni Rose (Tiana’s voice) in Caroline, or Change, and she was brilliant. She hasn’t had a part that does her talent justice since then. She could have played all the parts in Dreamgirls and I would have been content.

  6. Scarlett says

    In regards to Army Wives, I watched half the first season and it was pretty awful. All the relationships I saw were straight, and all but one of the women were housewives. (And that one was a barmaid, with matching white-trash Southern accent.) The token army husband had a prestigious career, possible more prestigious that his wife’s.

    Eileen, was Anikia Noni Rose Lorrel? ‘Cos I remember thinking that she had a far better voice than Beyonce Knowles (who was phenominally sucky in what was otherwise a great movie).

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