Saturday, May 8, 2010

Drop It Like It’s Hot

Hello everyone, and thanks for yet another interesting week of conversation.  The blog was once again invaded by a bunch of unscrupulous trolls and I would like to thank you not only for your patience, but for ignoring their vitriolic comments.  I was forced to close two threads this week and I am sorry about that, but the threads became to much for me to moderate.  I think that the worst is now over and that we can once again engage in the difficult conversations that have become the norm for WM.

Please do not be scared off by the troll invasion, it is to be expected when a blog does not shy away from the so-called controversial subjects.  It is my belief that if we simply pretend these issues don’t exist, no significant change can ever be made.  If you would like to participate in widening the conversation here at WM, please feel free to send me a link or your original work via e-mail.  The more voices speaking, the better the conversation is.

Below you will links to a few (okay a lot) of great posts that I came across this week.  Please show these bloggers some love and check them out.  When you are done, don’t forget to drop it like it’s hot and leave your link behind in the comment section.

“Not all tears are an evil”



On a Border Near Arizona: How Police Can Protect Immigrant Women

My Mothers Abortion Improved All of our Lives


Michelle Obama & Princeton: Do the hard work yourself

the classism, sexism and racism of (some) environmentalism

Will South Carolina Follow Arizona’s Lead?

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

In Russia, Women Empower You!

Disability and Birth Control Part 1 and Part 2

Is Crying at Work So Wrong?

Appearance Politics: does this dress say I’m easy?

Look At What Our Collective Cowardice Has Wrought

Spice, lice, united

“American Able”: Challenging Depictions of Women With Disabilities. (NSFW)

White people lack empathy for brown people, brain research shows


Fat and Crazy; Not Entirely Coherent Awkward Musing On My Fat And My Crazy And How They Party Together

The Bisexual Woman: Hip-Hop’s Shug Avery

multicultural crayons: eight skin colours in one box

It has to be you

Smile! (Your Face Is Making People Unhappy)

Demographics of Abortion: Race, Poverty and Choice