Saturday, January 21, 2012

Drop It Like It's Hot

Hey everyone, thanks for another great week of conversation.  I think that there were some really great conversations that challenged a lot of what has become normal discourse.  Please remember, we cannot always agree but it is important that we stay respectful and committed to listening to each other. Talking at each other, rather than to each other, get us nowhere.

I am still looking for new contributors.  Though I can write about a myriad of things, we all learn best from the people directly negotiating a particular ism.  I am particularly looking for someone to discuss fatphobia and class critically but I am very open to other ideas. Please be aware that womanist musings also has an open guest posting policy, so please feel free to submit a piece or a cross post from your blog.  You can reach me at womanistmusings (at) gmail (dot) com

Below you will find a list of posts that I found interesting this week.  Please be aware that a link does not necessarily mean an endorsement of the article, just simply that I found something about the piece interesting.  Please be aware that I don't read the comment sections so read those at your own risk.  Well start spreading the love, and when you're done, don't forget to drop it like it's hot and leave your link behind in the comment section when you are done. 

The agony of the male novelist
How To Write About Black Women
What Happens When Class Warriors Ignore Race?
Lose like a Man: Who is Really Losing in the new Weight Watchers Campaign?
Snake Oil and Badvertising: FatGirl by Bliss
The Big C’s Big Black Problem
The postnatal body project
Defriending My Rapist
BeyoncĂ© is the Whitest She’s Ever Been in New Album Promo
On negotiating the parallels and divergences of kinkphobia and homophobia
Hot Girls in Wheelchairs
Thin Mint Morality Wars: The Girl Scout Cookie Boycott
An Open Letter to Syd the Kyd
Georgia woman missing for 5 months with no media coverage
Matriarchal Voice
This Story Is Too Bootylicious for Me