I don’t speak Portuguese and I can’t pretend to be the biggest hip-hop expert in the entire world, but even I can tell that the female MCs coming out of Brazil right now are up to something special and that we should all be paying attention. These ladies are having a moment that reminds me of the late ’80s through mid ’90s musical reigns of Queen Latifah, Missy Elliot, and Lauren Hill. Not in terms of style — these are artists doing their own thing — but in terms of numbers, in terms of representation. Read More As Guerreiras: The Badass Lady MCs of Brazil
This week we’ve got some good news, some Oscars news, and the usual assortment of fucked up shit. Let’s get down to business. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny Isn’t Wearing Spanx
This week had a strong mix of analysis, fun and dancing.
It’s been a fun week in ladyblogland. Everyone’s thrilled with Obama’s election and I’ve been reading some great articles covering longer haired olds to feminism and cat-calling.
Tomorrow is election day. So vote! Your ladyparts depend on it. And vote the entire ballot! Those judges make a difference, probably more so than the bigger names because judges interpret the Constitution, and the Constitution gives rights to thinks like choice, access to birth control, voting rights, and more. The League of Women Voters is a great resource, as is your local party headquarters. But while you wait in line at the polls on Tuesday, read these gems.