Saturday, April 23, 2011

Drop It Like It's Hot

Good morning everyone, thanks for another great week of conversation.  Once again, I wanted to remind everyone that we cannot always agree, and that the point of what goes on here is to be exposed to new ideas from perspectives we may not be familiar with.  It can sometimes be contentious but if we just bury these issues and pretend that they don't exist nothing will ever change.

I wanted to remind everyone that I am still looking for a Latina contributor.  There are issues that are very specific to the Latino community and I as a Canadian Black woman, am hardly fluent.  In an effort to make this blog as intersectional as possible it is my hope that someone will read this and take on this role.  If you are interested in joining the team, please send in two examples of your work and a short note about why social justice is important to you.  This is a non paid position but you must be prepared to blog either weekly or bi-weekly.  Preference will be given to those who are able to do a weekly commitment.  Please send your info to womanistmusings (at) gmail(dot) com.  As always those who are interested in submitting a guest post may use that address as well.  Please include a link back to your blog, an image that identifies you and a small three line bio.

Below you will find a list of posts that I found interesting this week.  Please show these bloggers some love and check them out.  Remember, when you are done, don't forget to drop it like it's hot, and leave your link behind in the comment section.
Vintage Black Glamour
Targeting Black Athletes: The BYU Case
Strange Bedfellows
Royal Wedding Video Spoof Video Guests More Diverse Than Actual Attendees?
Arab Women Aren't the Only Women in the Middle-East 
toss out the stereotypes 
The Joy(s) of Being A (Black) Woman
Princess Kate's reality TV wedding
Trans Respect vs Transphobia (trigger warning for discussion of violence against trans people)
If the Holocaust Was Black History
Passover Traditions from Jewish Cultures Worldwide  
Beyond the Binary: Body Image
Caribbean Teachers: The 'Indentured Servants' of the NYC Board of Education
How Losing Weight Made Me A Feminist
Advocacy as a Mitzvah
In the Bedrooms of the Nation I: A Brief Canadian History and Political Forces 
Ross Douthat's racial paranoia
Black Feminist Pornography: Reshaping The Future of Adult Entertainment
On Hitler's Birthday in 1943: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
LIVIN' THE DREAM
Should Schools Force Kids to Eat "Healthy" Foods?
Home Birth Is Safer, Cheaper and Can End Disparities in Moms Dying
Dancing in Pulsing Funeral Halls 
Damn Dirty Apes! The Evolution of Prejudice as Scientists See the Beginnings of Racism in Monkeys
Party Like It's 1677
Women of Grassy Narrows Speak About the Longest Standing Blockade in Canadian History
Teaching The Real History of The United States
Perez Hilton and Bullying
My Top Questions About Dealing With Multiple Lovers