Saturday, July 24, 2010

Drop It Like It's Hot

Hello everyone, thanks for the great week of conversation.  Thanks to the guest blogs and contributors for another fabulous week.  Without the participation of everyone. this blog would not be what it is today.  For those wishing to participate in the conversations that happen here, please be aware that Womanist Musings has an open guest posting policy.  Please feel free to send me either a link or your original work via e-mail. Please include a short three line bio and an image that you would like associated with your work. Remember, the more of us that are speaking out, the wider the conversations here will be.  It is my goal to ensure that this blog is as intersectional as possible.

I also would like to take the opportunity to let everyone know that the Friday Question is open for suggestions.  If there is a question you would like answered, please send me an e-mail at womanistmusings[at] gmail.com.  If we have several questions, I am not adverse to expanding this to twice a week.

Also, a quick reminder regarding comment moderation. Some of you may have noticed that your comments are hitting moderation, this is because I am trying to slow down the number of troll comments that are disrupting the conversation.  If you a regular commenter, please sign in with either wordpress or twitter, or your Intense Debate account to avoid this.  If I am monitoring the blog closely, your comments will be posted quickly, but if I have to be away from the computer your comments will sit in moderation until my return.  Please take the time to create an account because it will go a long way to making this space safer for everyone.  Finally, to those that feel that they have a right to disrespect any of my guest posters, your comments will remain in moderation indefinitely.  Ze is expressing their opinion on a situation in the same manner that I regularly do, and I will not have them trolled because their work is appearing at Womanist Musings.  If you cannot treat them with the same respect that you do me, then you are not welcome to comment.  

Below you will find links to some great posts that I found this week. Some of them are almost as good as Canadian bacon, so 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.

Commenters Suck (Except Y’all, Of Course)
"I Was There - Stories of Women in Conflict Zones
Cop who tasered schoolteacher lands on his feet
‘I have native friends but this is going too far’- Alberton Ontario resident
The 7 Craziest Westboro Baptist Church Protests
Taser Autopsy: Death of Efrian Carrion is Ruled ‘Excited Delirium’
Is Cheerleading a Sport?
Taylor Momsen Divulges that her Vibrator is her Best Friend, the World Gasps in Revulsion
So let me get this straight – you slept with this guy….
Jesus loves the little racist puppet children
Old Spice: At Last I Smell Like A Man
You Know What You Need?
Taylor Momsen Divulges Her Vibrator Is Her Best friend, the World Gasps in Horror
Fake Noises Issues Death Threats To U.S. Congressman
Banned from Emotions
hijabista
There were no mirrors in my NaNa’s house
Shirley Sherod’s victory: A teachable moment on talking race
In the Shadow of a Metaphor: The Vampire Diaries and Southern History