Saturday, April 28, 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.

Victorianism without Victoria: on Mexican Steampunk – Guest blog by Hodson & Translated by Miguel Ángel Manzo Martínez
Reclaiming Choice for Native Women
Dreams Deferred, Humanity Denied: The War on Women of Color (part 2)
The Rebuttals. Or Why The US Economy Is Not Biased Against Men
Depicting Need for Assistance as Moral Failing; Benefits Scroungers, Welfare, and the Media 
Jessie J, Cynthia Nixon and female bisexuality
guts & glory
Who Will Revere US? (Black LGTBQ People, Straight Women, and Girls) (Part 2) 
Racist Things Steampunks Are Not Immune To: Dysconscious Racism
Margaret Atwood talks revenge
Silence Equals Death: Sexual Violence and Young Women of Color
Apocalypse Now: Some Thoughts on Race at the End of the World
Representing Sara Baartman: in Academia