Saturday, October 30, 2010

Drop It Like It's Hot

Hello everyone, thanks for a great week of conversation. In the last few weeks we have had  a few new additions to the blog.  I would like to take this time to remind everyone that rules here have not changed and should you have a doubt, please read the commenting policy before submitting your comment.  I have not been able to moderate this space as closely as I would like recently, due to other commitments, but please do not use this fact as an opportunity to engage in any ism that demeans a marginalized community.  You may not understand why certain language is unacceptable, but I expect you to respect it for the sake of having a safe space for all readers and commenters.  I know that emotions run high because on WM we talk about subjects that are not generally covered in the mainstream, but that is exactly why we must be vigilant in ensuring that we are respectful of others. 

Womanist Musings is a community and therefore the more people that participate the more issues can be covered.  Though the contributors and I try our best to ensure that we are inclusive we will miss things.  Please feel free to send in a guest post via e-mail to womanistmusings (at) gmail (dot) com.  Please include a three line bio and image that you would like to represent your work.  The more of us that actively speak out and tell our stories the greater we can challenge dominant discourse.

Below you will find a list of posts that I found interesting.  Please show these writers/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.

If you want to know how we define masculinity in contemporary culture then you need do nothing more than go shopping for clothes for a young boy
Is Asexuality/Nonsexuality included under the LGBTQ Umbrella?
No-One’s Ever On Your Side: Betty Draper Francis Still Needs Your Love
The Ethics of Comment Moderation
Mommy bloggers: are some using their kids to get rich?
U.S. eugenics policy evident in Puerto Rico as well as Guatemala
The Tragic Mulatto Myth Debunked:  Hold Tight To All Of Our Roots
You Ain’t Gettin’ None
Part Two: How White Flight Brought Down the Economy
Transgender Academics and Sexism
Andrew Cuomo “Paraphrases” a “Native American Proverb”
WHERE IS THE PROOF THAT IT GETS BETTER?  QUEER PEOPLE OF COLOUR AND THE SOLIDARITY GAP
My Heart Breaks/Use of DNA to research African heritage
Winfrey Harris’ Law: Stop Comparing Things to The N Word
Solidarity?
My private parts are PRIVATE
Is The African American Woman’s Womb Dangerous
336 Pounds and Desperate to Stop Eating
Food, Water, Air and Care