Saturday, August 13, 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.

The Truth about the Civil Rights Era
Meet the New Gender Police - Same as the old Gender Police
What if male superheroes posed like Wonder Woman?
They want to do real bad things to you: Class war on True Blood
What do you mean when you say you want strong female characters
On the UK Riots, Part II
Literary Asexual Couple: Bertie Wooster and Jeeves
Progress
Bachmann's Views on Slavery are Worse than you Thought
Always disappoint with transphobia
Ten Tips for Tickling Without Trauma
Persecution Revisited - The Mansfield, OH Sodomy Sting of 1962
But surely all friends bring benefits
Every You Bring The Gay, You Crush a Writer`s Dream
The Kaiefing Jews
What if Cowboys and Aliens offers the same old message wrapped in a "new" alien package. 
A rant about street harassment
Confirmation Bias and Anti-Asexual Sentiment
White Man-Based Solution To Black Marriage Panic Hits Wall Street Journal
Your Approval of History is Irrelevant and Meaningless

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.