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.Big Girls Do Cry Apparently
Responding to the mainstream feminist blogosphere on FEMINISM FOR REAL
The 'Exotic Woman Fetish'
Fuck Yeah Fat Positive (nudity)
Born This Way
Will Obama Deport the American Dream? Scenes From May Day Rallies
A WEEK'S FOOD: HUNGRY PLANET BY PETER MENZEL
19 Years After L.A.'s Uprising What's Changed?
Access Intimacy: The Missing Link
That Fat Sexy Pink Elephant In The Room; Discussing Fat, Fetishism, and Feederism
"YOU SHOULD BE GRATEFUL FOR WHAT YOU'VE GOT"
Dissed Identifications: Desi Stereotypes At The Expense of The Other
Cinco de Mayo, Primero de Mayo and the Birth of the United States of America
How to blog and comment on race, feminism and equality