The following one is about a new UK reality show where they put a gorgeous woman and physically deformed man in a house. I assume they’re meant to fall in love? What’s the bet we never see the reverse – gorgeous man and deformed woman?
The following link is about a reality show where the ‘best’ would-be bride at the end of each episode gets to choose from her wish-list of plastic surgery. The photo is from Aus soap Neighbours sometime from the 80’s – ironically, the bride is Kylie Minogue, who I reckon has had surgery.
The search for Mitrice Richardson keeps uncovering more and more sinister clues. Most recently: a racist mural that might depict her degradation.
Remember, y’all: ARTS FUNDING IS JOB FUNDING. Support the arts!
Dude, Tyler Perry? Not so sure he should be taking on For Colored Girls… Y’know, it’s a serious, classic, awesome play… and he, like, does racist, misogynistic drag. This could be a foul, hot ass mess.
UMMMMMM I think this dad, who got on a school bus and defended his daughter against sexual harassment and bullying, is actually pretty awesome and should not have been arrested.
CONSENT IS PERMANENT, and you can’t unconsent. GOD I NEED A DRINK. Welcome to rape culture 1.5, where you aren’t allowed to change your fucking mind.
Behold! The first born-and-bred Arab woman body-builder! Get it, girl.
This woman reads Playboy to the blind. Neat! The observation about tats would probably make me giggle if I was the one reading it, though.
STFU, feminists! You, and not sexism, are the REAL PROBLEM.
A UF professor believes that Latinas dress more provocatively than American women. Because Latina and American are mutually exclusive. Like this excuses his ongoing issues with sexual harassment.
Humanity Together sounds pretty neat — wanna read a graphic novel about everyday heroes?
Oh, hello, new video game! You’re a funny fellow! What? You’re built around XENOPHOBIA!? Sweet!
What’s going on with all the Gabby Sidibe love?
WTF, Emma Frost doesn’t BEND like that. Plus, she’s HBIC. An HBIC does NOT eat pancakes. Caviar and cake all the way.
REALLY, WisCon? Ally!fail. >_< I’m glad they have a fandom of color safe-space, because if you’re going to make it possible to debate the good citizenship of POC and religious minorities because of an intellectual commitment to safe space that tacitly reflects what opinions it’s safe to say out loud and what’re not, my ass will need a drink in a quiet, dark room. Anyways, here are some responses in the WisCon LJ comm, and here’s the official spot to respond. Someone’s asking what the burden of education is at a con — good fuckin’ question! DeepaD’s got a link round up entitled “The Dirt I Lay Claim To“. Karnythia is a member of the planning committee and is reacting here. I gotta agree with TanyaD — this shit is making me rethink WisCon, particularly since they keep trying to change the parameters of the convo from being about racism to being about something else. FantasyEcho’s got some bullet points of WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK here. Basically? Marginalized people shouldn’t always have to be the bigger person and be the sacrifice for someone else’s “teachable moment.” At the same time, Nisi Shawl, the other guest of honor, and NK Jemisin both advocate for attendance and good ally-hood.
Wow, this series of messages from LGBT adults to LGBT youth is centered around one simple fact: “It gets better.”
HARRY POTTER FOR EVER! Snarky HP icons FTW! Especially useful if you’ve ever wanted to diss those annoying Gryffindors or those tag-along Ravenclaws, or on your friends’ list. THE HUFFLEPUFF ONES ARE NOT AMUSING THOUGH, AT ALL!
From a reader:
VH1 might be sleeping, but PBS certainly isn’t.
CALLS FOR POSTS AND WRITING!!!
There’s gonna be a blog carnival on race and midwifery.
Apex Magazine is looking for submissions by Arab writers and by Muslim writers.
Crossed Genres is looking for media featuring characters of color.
A lexiconical writing project~!