Saturday, April 14, 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 Hunger Games Makes The Top Ten Challenged Books in 2011
The Politics of Fat: We Have to Keep Struggling to Liberate Ourselves from Self-Hatred
How to have sex with an asexual person
The Poverty of Marriage
The Famous Five Clearly Not Important
Bringing home a porn star
Trans-misogyny primer
Mad Men and Black America
ANYONE CAN BE A RAPIST
 Katniss Everdeen, Female Action Heroes, and the American Tradition
Hand Jobs
The War on Women: A Progressive Man’s View
Why Wait Until 40…Stop Caring Now!
Broadening the representation of pregnant bodies
Pretending to be poor
Female War Veterans More Likely to Become Homeless
On Race, Feminism, and Jodie Landon
Sepia Mutiny’s Closure Is a Reminder: Blogging While Brown Ain’t Easy
"I don't remember raping her"
Representing Sara Baartman: on Show and in the Museum
Don't White People Kill Each Other, Too?
Blonde Beauties and Black Booties: Racial Hierarchies in Brazil
Magical Thinking Works For You? That’s Great. It Doesn’t For Me.
Feminism is not All White
The war on women has already been lost if you're poor.
The Hunger Games, Hollywood, & Fighting Fuck Toys
Can we check our cunting privilege?
Sticks and stones might be bad – but being called Fat really did hurt me
The Hunger Games is not a love triangle (and why that matters)