Saturday, February 18, 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.

Unpacking the Fat: People Like Me
real women
Human Monstrosities: Vampires and Villainism
29 Days on Drugs – Day 10: Another FAST Track to Nowhere
Why Do People Keep Calling Me A Racist? An Explanation For (Some) White People
Naming Marriage Between People Of The Same Sex
Lady GaGa's Patriarchal Bargain
School's Out: Honor Codes and Dress Codes
Post-Racial Update: Blacks Receive 60% Longer Criminal Sentences than Whites
flowers in February are haraam
Oh you don't know why Rihanna complained? 
Women bearing cleavage accused of “biological sexual harassment”
Universal Design Does Not Mean Ugly Design
Content theft and free blogging
Shocked headline as fat disabled woman has fun
The Lynching of Willie Earle
What “Rape Sonograms” Are Really About
All Brown Girls Have a Story
29 Days on Drugs – Day 13: Slavery by another Name
Two kinds of whiteness: reimagining white people in fantasy and science fiction
Native Mother Attacked and Beaten in Alleged Hate Crime, DA Doesn’t See It
What If H.B. 56 is Alabama & More?
Job ‘Support’ Programmes and Enforced Poverty