Saturday, June 5, 2010

Drop It Like It’s Hot

 Hello everyone.  Thanks for a great week of conversation.  Once again Womanist Musings was invaded by trolls.  Apparently. the very idea that a urinal that is shaped like a woman’s mouth is sexist was just too much for them to handle.  Interestingly enough, when I hit the publish button I pretty much figured that they would come crawling out from under a bridge, and they certainly did not disappoint.   As it is summer and I am working on a large project, I am not always as quick to catch trolling, so please feel free to hit the report button if you notice a comment that I missed that is absolutely abusive.  As always, please don’t feed the trolls because it only encourages them to believe that they have a valid point to make.

At this time, I thought that I a quick reminder regarding the guest posting policy here would help to encourage greater participation.   Please feel free to either submit your original work, or a link back to your blog if you would like to participate.  If this is your first time guest blogging, please include a small three line bio and a small image that you would like to represent your work.  The more people we have participating, the better the conversations around here will be.  I would like to thank all those who guest posted this week.  You added wonderful commentary to the conversations here, and Womanist Musings would not continue to progress without your contributions.

Below you will find a list of posts that I found interesting this week.  Please take the time to show these bloggers some love and when you are done, don’t forget to drop it like it’s hot and leave you link behind in the comment section.

No, really, the word “no” isn’t that confusing

Miss USA: Why do we care so much about a beauty queen anyway?


Tiwonge and Steven are not a “gay couple” – but are they a “straight couple”?


When did I stop being white?

forget the black origins of “memorial day”

Fatties, I Challenge You; In Fact, I Dare You

 Props William Hung

 Who Is The Victim Here?

The Mysteries of Marriage

Oscar Grant Jurors Asked: Can You Overlook Race?

Vilifying Palestinians, Easing Movements

The State is Taking my Child’s Support

Not Again!!!!!

 On Jeff Lindsay’s Dexter: It’s not okay for police to immobilize PWD for questioning 

Challenging “The Dominant Story of Masculinity”

 Selling out, caving in or something else? Self-sexualization of successful women in a man’s world.