Day: 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…

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.…

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…

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,…

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…