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News

PoC News in America

There’s a lot to catch up on, from the ongoing #blacklivesmatters protests to The Wiz Live. Let’s get to it.

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Pop Culture

On The “Rape As Backstory” Trope

A few weeks ago, after I’d (finally) gotten around to finishing season one of Top of the Lake, I posted some thoughts about the rape as backstory trope, and my distaste for it. I figured that while it could be an instance of the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon gone awry, there seemed to be far too many […]

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News

PoC News in America

This week in PoC News is video-heavy so make sure your roommates aren’t hogging all the bandwidth.

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News in Europe

News in Europe: The Charlie Aftermath

The news this week has mostly been about the fall-out from the Charlie Hebdo attacks. It’s not often you get such a clear picture of the state of the world just by looking at the news headlines.

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Gift Guide

Gifts for the Budding Black Feminist In Your Life

For me, being a black feminist is all about being confident in who I am, loving myself , and wanting to support other black women. For the black feminist in your life, her definitions may be different. (For the love of God, just ask her.) But in the meantime, I’ll share with you a few […]

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

All the news that Ladyblogland found interesting this past week.

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News

PoC News in America

I wish we didn’t publish as early as we did because last Sunday was a busy day for news!

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Crossposts

A Feminist Character ≠ A Character Who Is A Feminist: Examining Claire Underwood and Olivia Pope

As far as I can tell, there’s a stark difference between a “feminist character” and a “character who is a feminist.” While there certainly can be overlap, there rarely ever seems to be, and I can’t understand why there seems to be so much confusion.

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New Show Recap

New Show Recap: Scandal, 3×18, “The Price of Free and Fair Elections”

The season finale of Scandal was crammed full of action, wasn’t it? It easily could have been two or three shows, not just one. Well, that’s what happens when real life intervenes. Kerry Washington was pregnant, and Scandal had to shave off several episodes from the end of the season. A lot of events had […]

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New Show Recap: Scandal 3×17, “Flesh and Blood”

A lot of bombs are dropped in this episode of Scandal, but let’s start with the actual bomb. In this episode, everybody races against the clock to prevent Fitz from getting blowed up real good.

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New Show Recap: Scandal, 3×16, “The Fluffer”

After last week’s ick-fest, I’d like to say that this Scandal doesn’t get down and dirty. Boy would I like to say that. But I can’t.

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New Show Recap: Scandal, 3×14, “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”

This week in Scandal, questions got answered, and we said goodbye to one of the few predominantly decent characters left on the show. We also got to see some of our favorite monsters and demi-monsters act like human beings, or at least try to.

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New Show Recap: Scandal 3×13, “No Sun On the Horizon”

“Time for the slaughter, piggy piggy! Time for the slaughter, you filthy cloven beast! I see the signs of the devil branded into your flesh!” Really, that’s all I need to tell you about this week’s Scandal, but I guess I should give you a little context.

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New Show Recap: Scandal, 3×12, “We Do Not Touch the First Ladies”

Oh, Olivia. Liv, Liv, Liv. How the mighty have fallen. Somehow, you have gone from brilliant campaign advisor with everything in control to the president’s shrieking mistress.

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

This just in: Ladyblogland wrote some great stuff this week.