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The whole of the internet is abuzz with the news that Steve Jobs passed away today, and I also feel strangely sad about his death. Hitting a little closer to home, I found out via Twitter that Derrick Bell also passed today. Bell was a leader in the development and teaching of Critical Race Theory, [...]...read more
Such a great post by Jessica on breastfeeding supremacists. Breastfeeding is great — and the corporate push for formula-feeding, without any regard for women’s health, is totally and entirely fucked up and unconscionable. But not all women are able to breastfeed, and new moms have a lot to balance. Yes, breastfeeding should be promoted and [...]...read more
Mindy Kaling, are you eavesdropping on my life? Until I was 30, I dated only boys. I’ll tell you why: Men scared the sh*t out of me. Men know what they want. Men own alarm clocks. Men sleep on a mattress that isn’t on the floor. Men buy new shampoo instead of adding water to [...]...read more
Writing in the Guardian: Daniel is six months old, and one of the more than a million children in Africa born of HIV-positive mothers every year. Without prenatal treatment, up to 30% of these children will contract the virus. Daniel is one of the luckier ones, so far. His mother, Elise, found out she was [...]...read more
5. They could talk about anything, from Milton to the best lacrosse players in the Ivy League. Growing up with so many boys, Mr. Levy said, “I didn’t know you could develop the kind of connection with a girl where she really understands you.” 4. “My parents,” she added, “didn’t raise us to have a [...]...read more
And it’s that time of the week again. Here goes : October is domestic violence month You’re probably all inundated with Slutwalk-related articles after the NYC march this weekend, but still, you should read Sady Doyle’s piece about it. Also on SlutWalk is Latoya Peterson’s piece on racism and solidarity over at Racialicious! Another event [...]...read more