Saturday, July 23, 2011

Drop It Like It's Hot

Thanks again for a marvelous week of conversations everyone. I am so sorry about the light posting on the blog the last few weeks.  The boys are off school for the summer and I am trying to adjust to the new schedule while blogging.  Please be patient and hopefully things will be back to normal soon.

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. 
Dear White Fandom: Enough With The Bogus Race Bending Campaigns
Tough Titty: On Feminist Mothering and the Breastfeeding Doll
A Hard Look At Gentrification
Who's to Blame for Misogyny in Hip Hop, the Artists or the Fans?
White Privilege Diary Series #1 - White Feminist Privilege in Organizations
Why does she stay with that jerk?
NPF: Public Spaces
Guilty of Being Indian: Anti-Indian Discrimination in the Extreme
Norman Rockwell: The Problem We All Live With
Cenk Uygur Leaves MSNBC Shows Media What Integrity Looks Like
What Rebekah Brooks really needs to worry about is the message her hair sends
GLBT History and Teaching 
Breaking Bad and the Adjustment Period
Celebrating Sikh baby girls?
Women: the archetype of evil 
Race and the changing shape of cheerleading
Zanele Muholi Photographs Lesbian Love in South Africa
In response to everyone who thinks an asexual person ever has the responsibility ever to disclose their sexual orientation to their partner.
Sex Prude-ucation Show?
Mental Illness, Disclosure and Emergency Services
Skin Deep
The Facts About India's Infant Sex Change
"Slayer" An Exercise in Dream Casting
Jose Antonio Vargas Has Drivers License Revoked
Fact of the Day
Who cares if "we're born this way"? - and who decides if it matters?
70 Percent of Anti-LGBT Murder Victims Are People of Colour
Unexpectedly, Grace
Julius Issac Canada's First Black Chief Justice Has Died 
Michelle Bachmann Calls Black Farmers' Settlement "Reparations"
Why Disability Tropes Matter: Supercrips and Accommodations

Editors Note:  A link on this page is not necessarily a sign of agreement with the post and as always, the comment section is read at your own risk.  Sometimes links are to problematic pieces that I did not have time to blog about, and sometimes it's because I found something interesting in the position but in either case, a link is not necessarily a sign of support. ,