Saturday, February 4, 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 44th Down Under Feminists Carnival
White Women’s Rage: 5 Thoughts on Why Jan Brewer Should Keep Her Fingers to Herself
Q&A VIII: This is piece includes a definition of asexuality along with some basic 101 info.
Must Read: "Notes from an Occupation 14: Shock and Awe! Or: How I learned to stop loving the motherfucking Police and start loving Oakland (part 1?)"
The Golden Handcuffs of Gay Rights: How Pinkwashing Distorts both LGBTIQ and Anti-Occupation Activism
Fat News!
bad parenting: how much slack should we cut parents?
Free Willy:Should prison inmates have the right to masturbate?
‘Slavery By Another Name’ Director Gets 2-Min Standing Ovation at Sundance
Birthing While Black: An Experience I'll Never Forget
Canadian MPs Allegedly Snicker and Mock Trans Screening Concerns in Parliament
Cancer Sucks, Pink is Profitable, and Cures are Magically Blameless
Choosing Abortion and Sex Selection: Two Different Moral Problems
Two Families, One Crime, And One Hard-Earned Right
 URGENT: Help Find Missing 10-week-old Baby Girl
29 Days on Drugs – Day 2: The President’s Pot Problem
Based on the colour of one’s skin
Dear Massa, Thanks But No Thanks
Disabled Refugees: Vulnerable, With a More Limited Safety Net
Mitt Romney & The Mormons: Will He Come Clean on the Curse of Cain Doctrine?