This past Monday was unofficially Indigenous Peoples’ Day so let’s start with the people we are trying to recognize and their feelings about the day.
Eid Mubarak to everyone who celebrated Ramadan!
For those of you celebrating Easter, hope it was a great one! In that spirit, here’s a quick supercut of how much Hollywood loves white Jesus imagery. Now let’s get on the with the rest of the news!
There’s been some great stuff in Ladyblogland lately. A quick roundup:
Friday morning, there was grumbling on my twitter timeline about the storyline of last night’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy. A hashtag, #ShameOnShonda, had been started in protest of what was perceived as a stigmatization of mothers with post-partum depression, or PPD.
White Feminists, we need to have a chat about this unruly beast we call feminism, and the intersection of race and sexuality. I like to assume that you mean well, but you’ve been fucking up quite a bit in the last few months, and I think it’s my duty as your presumptive sister-in-arms to do […]
Before I start, I want to make something clear: I am not saying that Feminism 101 is the solution to all women’s problems, because it’s not. Rather, talking about the super basic tenets of feminism and social justice can be a way to win supporters who might otherwise be hostile to our cause. Sadly, even Feminism 101 is too […]
I wish we didn’t publish as early as we did because last Sunday was a busy day for news!
Another week of some dramatic highs and lows in pop culture, news, and media — so let’s get to it!
It’s been several weeks since the tragic murder of Michael Brown and in light of those events, it’s important to acknowledge how intersectionality of identities complicate the dominant news discourse and that yes, we should still be angry about the miscarriage of justice in Ferguson.
Sometimes, you stumble upon a post in social media, and for a moment, you’re completely dumbfounded. You need to take a breath and let whatever it is that just caught your attention slither its way into your psyche.
This week, I attended an academic conference in which someone addressed the topic of mass incarceration of black women, a topic that ladyblogland has talked about for years. It makes you think: there’s a lot of good work being done here in ladyblogland. With that in mind, let’s see what the bloggers talked about this week.
I am 100% certain that absolutely everyone is fed up of hearing me talk about Beyoncé. I’ve written about her quite a bit in the last few months. It isn’t because I’m her biggest fan, but more because I recognize what an amazing economic and political statement her latest album was, and it irks me to see the way so […]
Today I finally saw Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. It was an okay-ish movie, I suppose. I certainly didn’t see anything spectacular enough to warrant the two-hour run time. Back for another go-round, loveable doofus Ron Burgundy rounded up his merry band of newsmen to begin broadcasting on the nation’s first 24-hour news channel. Some […]
This week’s Ladyblogland links are a bit all over the place but come from love, much like my brain. Sub me in, coach! Let’s do this: