Daily Archives: February 16, 2009

Mommy, What’s a Blow Job?

So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids by Diane E. Levin and Jean Kilbourne (Ballantine Books) I really wish that when I was in preschool, my parents had told me … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty, Body image, Media & Media Literacy, Sex | Tagged , , , | 21 Comments

Formerly Incarcerated People and Economic Justice

Check out this video, in which a man named Vincent, who has a criminal conviction 25 years old and still can’t find work because of it, talks about his experiences: In the accompanying article for RaceWire, Seth Wessler writes: The … Continue reading

Posted in Class, Crime, Economics, Poverty, Race & Ethnicity, Racism, Work | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Happy President’s Day!

What are you all doing for the long weekend? And did anyone do anything fun for Valentine’s day? I sat on my couch doing work until midnight. I am doing the same thing today, except sans couch and plus office. … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays & Celebrations | 6 Comments

Tell It WOC Speak Carnival

The first Tell It WOC Speak Carnival is now up!  The carnival was created by Renee of Womanist Musings and aims to highlight the voices of women of color (and their allies), speaking on issues that impact their lives. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Feminism, Race & Ethnicity, Racism, Recommended | Tagged | 1 Comment

Transphobia in the Media

Can someone please tell me what the fact that this woman is transgender has to do with the crime that she’s accused of committing? Other than, you know, to reinforce the myths that transgender people are all somehow innately immoral, … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, GLBTQ, Media & Media Literacy, Trans | Tagged | 27 Comments

Some Culture War

One of the more infuriating aspects of conservative punditry is that conservatives freely accuse liberals of “waging a culture war” for pointing out sexism, racism, ageism, and the like, and how it unevens the playing ground. Take, for example, this … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, Politics | Tagged | 12 Comments

I just threw up in my mouth a little.

For those who have not heard of Henrietta Hughes, she is a homeless woman who stood up at a town hall meeting and told Barack Obama that she is unemployed and has been forced her to live in her car.  … Continue reading

Posted in Class, Economics, Politics, Poverty | Tagged , , , , , | 41 Comments