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Filed Under:Issues & Causes / Human Rights
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Archived Since:May 9, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Man Displays Obama Effigy With Watermelon

  If you're going to be a racist asshat, how about trying to be a little original with your hate?   Depciting a Black man with a watermelon is racist, but it's also old and cliché as hell.  You would think that with all of the time Whiteness...Show More Summary

The Problem With the New Braves Practice Hat

Though it shouldn't be shocking, it continues to surprise me from time to time the length that some people will go to defend the most reprehensible thing because it involves their precious.  Just because you enjoy something, does not...Show More Summary

Cornel West: Barack Obama is a Coward

I'm sure by now regular readers are well aware that Cornel West has a problem with Barack Obama because of his numerous attacks against the administration and the president himself.  Much of it comes across as sour grapes for not being invited to Baracks private inauguration party four years ago.  I do however believe that in this case, Dr. Show More Summary

Happy Holidays

Hello everyone, I just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a wonderful and prosperous holiday season. May your turkey not be dry, may nothing catch fire and most importantly may no one pass out drunk in the mashed potatoes.

the Unwritten Rules: Ep. 11 "Merry Christmas"

This is the last episode of season 1 for what has quickly become one of my favorite webseries - the Unwritten Rules. If you have enjoyed the series and can afford it, the producers need some help raising the funds to create a second season.

Parenting and a GLBT Perspective

This is a guest post from Sparky, of Spark in Darkness.  Many of you are  familiar with him from Livejournal, as well as from his insightful and often hilarious commentary here. Each Tuesday, Womanist Musings will be featuring a post from Sparky.   Parenting is very much in the news over hear at the moment, what with Kate’s pregnancy becoming an all-consuming

Michael Eric Dyson Tells the Truth About Fox News Sellout Jesse Lee Peterson

Jesse Lee Peterson is a vile man.  Not only is he a disgusting sexist, he is the absolute definition of sell out.  He is absolutely Uncle Ruckus come to life and would probably rejoice if he woke up tomorrow as a White man.  Peterson...Show More Summary

Good For Matt Damon

Okay, I'm totally feeling Matt Damon today. When discussing his upcoming biopic Behind the Candelabra, in which he stars with Michael Douglas, Matt Damon had the following to say. First Damon addressed why he’s never addressed the rumors...Show More Summary

How Slut Shaming Leads to Victim Blaming

Trigger Warning. The following video contains a discussion of victim blaming, slut shaming and rape. he transcript is below the fold. Franchesca Ramsey: I had intended on making a hilarious video on wigs with green screens, costumes and characters. Show More Summary

Thoughts in the Wake of the Connecticut Mass Murder

I am not one of those people who is even a little bit conflicted about guns.  I don't buy the bullshit line that people kill people and not guns because the fact of the matter is that it is much easier to kill someone with a gun.  There...Show More Summary

Jamie Foxx: "I Get To Kill all of the White People"

Jamie Foxx recently hosted Saturday Night Live, and made a few comments that once again have gotten conservatives in a bit of a fury. ranscript My name is Jamie Foxx. Give it up, give it up, New York City, Saturday Night Live. Come on, make some noise, man. Show More Summary

the Unwritten Rules: Ep. 10 "I Don't Have Twenty On It"

Okay, we have all been in a situation at work when the envelop gets passed around and we are expected to contribute something, regardless of how we feel about the person in question.  No one even asks if we can even afford the damn donation to begin with.  It can be an uncomfortable situation to be in. Let's have a look at how Racey handles this.

Homophobia As A Tool

This is a guest post from Sparky, of Spark in Darkness.  Many of you are  familiar with him from Livejournal, as well as from his insightful and often hilarious commentary here. Each Tuesday, Womanist Musings will be featuring a post from Sparky.    There seems to be no end to the homophobic hings homophobic folk do – not least of which, of course, is

White People Behaving Badly

Hello post racial world.  Isn't it nice to live in a society where all people are fundamentally equal? Yes, the imagination is a powerful tool.  Rachel Cooper and Jessica Heid are both students at University of Minnesota Duluth.  They...Show More Summary

More Blackface from the Fashion Industry

Okay, can we stop pretending that Blackface happens accidentally and does not have a nefarious intent?  A little honesty about blatant racism, just might be refreshing for a change.  In yet another example of how the fashion industry...Show More Summary

The Cheapness of Black Life

As the mother of two Black sons, I would be lying if I told you that there aren't nights when I lie awake worried about their future.  I know that this is something all loving parents experience, but how many White parents of White children...Show More Summary

Marginalized People Will Never be Perfect

This is a guest post from Sparky, of Spark in Darkness.  Many of you are  familiar with him from Livejournal, as well as from his insightful and often hilarious commentary here. Each Tuesday, Womanist Musings will be featuring a post from Sparky.      One of the fallouts I’ve seen from the wretched Elmo scandal is people saying “this hurts gay rights.”No.No, no,

Why GLBT People Cannot Rely on the Police or the Media

This is a guest post from Sparky, of Spark in Darkness.  Many of you are  familiar with him from Livejournal, as well as from his insightful and often hilarious commentary here. Each Tuesday, Womanist Musings will be featuring a post from Sparky.     One thing GBLT people are often old when we face discrimination or violence or hate is that we should have

For Cameron Diaz A Little Bit of Objectification is Good

I first became aware of Diaz when Something About Mary hit the screen.  It's a story about a group of inept men, who have latched onto Diaz's character Mary.  I have yet to see Diaz take on anything that is even remotely powerful, let...Show More Summary

Fringe and Astrid as a Disposable Mammy

Five years ago when Fringe first appeared on television, there was absolutely nothing like it on the air. Since then, we have seen alternate universes, fantastic events and now finally a dystopian world.  With it’s final season, Fringe...Show More Summary

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