Saturday, June 11, 2011

Drop It Like It's Hot

Thanks again for a marvelous week of conversations everyone.  It has long been a goal of mine to make Womanist Musings a truly inclusive and intersectional site and I believe we are finally well on the road to that.  It is my hope that at least once a week all readers will see an issue that directly effects them discussed on the blog. I really want this to be a space for marginalized people to gather and discuss issues safely. We may not always get things right, but please trust that a good faith effort exists.

I am currently seeking someone to join the team to talk about issues related to fat activism.  I would like someone who feels comfortable talking about their own experiences, as well as taking an FA perspective to conversations around body image.  If you are interested in becoming part of the team, please send an email to womanistmusings (at) gmail (dot) com with two samples of writing and an explanation as why it is important for you to explore this issue. Please note, this is a non paid writing assignment.

As always, Womanist Musings retains its open guest posting policy.  If you are interested in sharing an original piece or work that you have previously published on your blog, please use the above email.  Please include a small three line bio, and an image that you feel best represents you.

As usual, below you will find links to stories that I found interesting this week.  A link does not necessarily mean endorsement, it simply means that something about the piece caught my attention.  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 you link behind in the comment section. 

No Small Amount of Complexity: Free Blacks Who Owned Other African-American During Slavery
New Research Details Transgender Inmate Stories
Paradox Report
When Debating Circumcision Isn't About Circumcision  (trigger warning for anti-semitism)
Black Ancestry, White Supremacist Confederate Soldier
Our most successful war .... on Black People
Does Good Cancel Out Evil?
Clothes Are Not for Hiding Flaws
Can we hold fellow Black women to blame for sabotaging our image on TV?  
Misogyny - you're soaking in it
Dear Reese Witherspoon: All Girls Are Good Girls
Man gets his ass kicked by SWAT because his wife defaulted on her student loans.   
Identifying with 'Boys Don't Cry'
Don't Be A Rapist: Of Survivor Parenting & Young Males
Colonizability of Africa.
Abrasive is Just Another Word for Bitch