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MS Magazine is holding a bell hooks week!
“It’s not about sex and other lies” takes on the PR of queerness and kink. <3
PLOT TWIST 22 : A DRAMATIC COVER UP. A US soldier refuses to participate in torture. Then, she, uh, kills herself.
DARIA! Still fantastic, ten years later. Good point re: Gossip Girls though — very little teen TV featuring angry smart chicks as the main character now a days.
OMG does anyone have a followup on this subcommittee regarding the US’ failure to address rape and its obligations to rape survivors?
Your daily dose of misogyny in the academy: women are to blame for the poor salaries facing graduating PhDs.
All I’m saying… my black rage keeps my skin so fresh and so clean (clean). Ethnic beauty FTW!
This is a great post on the intersection of race and religion in the rhetoric framing who’s a terrorist and who’s a member of a fringe group. MS Magazine actually has a FANTASTIC take-down of the “lone-wolf” rhetoric surrounding the assassination of abortion doctors. Seriously, though? It’s an effective Othering tactic against peeps like Obama, who came in being brown and talking about change.
Seniors are having an STD boom in the US!
Hee. Professor Chaos shares what she learned about pregnancy while teaching in the academy.
NewLatina.net is redefining latinidad and Latina identity. There’s a pretty awesome series on blogging. There doesn’t yet seem to be a lot of content about AfroLatinas, but maybe that’s coming. <3 ALSO: remember, labor history is Latin@ history! Support the United Farm Workers.
Lingerie chain Loveable backs an organisation aimed at improving women’s body issues while featuring skinny-blond-Jen-Hawkings.
An Australian court blocks a 14 year old from getting sent abroad for an arranged marriage.
From Anne: Here’s a slideshow on sexual harassment in sports reporting. Thanks, Anne!
LJ comms and transparency: fight the power!
UHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. Let me get this straight. This dude was prosecuting this woman’s ex-boyfriend for strangling her… and then said hey, what the hell, I get free texting on this plan. WHY NOT SEXUALLY HARASS A CLIENT?