Pop Culture Commentary: Nelly’s “Tip Drill” Video

I am happy to say that I have finally gotten enough free time to be able to go through my iTunes and cut out all the old music I don’t listen to anymore. When I got to the Ns and started deleting Nelly songs, I was intrigued to remember that I had his old song “Tip Drill” from way back when I was a teenager. I remember being shown the video by an old friend, one that was both shocking and profanely exciting in nature to me in discovering my new-found feminine sexuality. Read More Pop Culture Commentary: Nelly’s “Tip Drill” Video

Forgetting the Ladies at the First Presidential Debate of the Season

As usual, ladies and other vagina-owners got the short end of it in popular politics Wednesday night. Not that I was expecting all that much from our dudely candidates and their moderator, but something might have been nice! If anyone was watching with the hopes of seeing the President take Mittens down a notch on reproductive rights or civil rights for women, they were sorely disappointed. And being sorely disappointed, I am doing what others of my kind have done for years – I’m going to the Internet to complain! Read More Forgetting the Ladies at the First Presidential Debate of the Season

Careful, You’re Clinkling

What’s “clinkling” you ask?  Why, it’s only the latest thing in women’s health and beauty; a combination of “cleavage” and “wrinkling” (I want to note that I have to give my friend Molly all the credit for this neologism).  And if you’re doing it, be advised: it will ruin your life. Read More Careful, You’re Clinkling

Persephone Pioneers: Fatemeh Fakhraie

Fatemeh Fakhraie is one of those amazing women you know who is not only juggling between her roles as an author, editor, and blogger, but whose writing packs a wallop. She founded Muslimah Media Watch in 2007, a space that examines media representations of Muslim women in popular culture, as well as in the news, movies and in feminist communities. Read More Persephone Pioneers: Fatemeh Fakhraie

All Of Us

During one of my nightly Netflix searches, I came across the documentary All of Us. The 2008 film, directed by Emily Abt, follows a talented young doctor doing her residency in the South Bronx. Dr. Mehret Mandafro, the daughter of Ethiopian immigrants and a Harvard Medical School graduate, embarks on a study to understand why black females are the fastest growing group of HIV patients. Read More All Of Us

From Tiller To Now

Earlier this week signified the second anniversary of when Dr. George Tiller was shot and killed as he served as an usher in his weekly church service. His murderer, Scott Roeder, an anti-abortion activist, who had been waiting outside of Tiller’s church, shot him as Tiller handed out community bulletins to church members. Read More From Tiller To Now