Saturday, April 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.

How to be a victim…
Black Women Struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
LOST IN TRANSLATION: TATTOOS AND CULTURAL APPROPRIATION
DISGRASIAN OF THE WEAK! Vagina Whitening (That’s Right, You Heard Me)
Toni Morrison: 'I want to feel what I feel. Even if it's not happiness'
When even silence offends. (Part 1)
Bill Cosby: Trayvon Martin’s Death More About Gun Ownership Than Race (Or, Why Bill Cosby is Right) 
The pimp vanishes 
Making Lives Valueless: People With Disabilities and Popular Perceptions
Girls That Television Will Never Know
 'N--ger Cake' Creator Is Black; So What?
Nuance in Black Churches’ Approaches 
 On Being A Dark Skinned Black Woman
 Clark Aided Blacks on 'Bandstand'?
Todd Bridges: Protect Child Actors From Sex Abuse
George Zimmerman's Non-Apology to Trayvon Martin's Family: I am Sorry For Your Loss and That Your Son Ran Into a Bullet Which I Fired
“50 Shades of Grey,” “Fight Club,” and the Complications of Male Dominance
What if you were the minority? Would it matter then?