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.
It Happens To Us Too: Addressing Mental Health Stigmas Among People of Color
Who says I can’t be a Muslim feminist?
Carnival of Aces: Call for Submissions
White History Month
Finley: If life's cheap, murder's not news
Why I'm Pro Choice, and My Boyfriend Is Too
I am the Only American Indian
Apparently, religious freedom = right to break the law and violate employees’ civil rights
Who are the outlaw mothers?
My Perfect Vulva (note: important piece but there is some cissexist language, and the comment section is extremely transphobic)
Will the Catholic Church support his religious freedom?
Personal Decisions, Global Catastrophes: Capitalism is Not Inherently Friendly to Human Life
Friday Hoyden: Madonna
Not Helping: Cornel West Calls Melissa Harris Perry "A Liar," "Fake," "Fraud" In Interview
Black History Month Kool-Aid Sale
How to Be the Black Friend
The Subtle Bigotry That Made Jeremy Lin the NBA’s Most Surprising Star
This Is What Happened to CeCe