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It’s not what you think. I have anorexia. My first instinct was to at least shield you, random stranger on the Internet, from that truth, to ease you in. But there’s no way to put that gently. That’s not my reality. My reality is that...Show More Summary
In an era when politicians must master Snapchat and mimic the lingo of Broad City on Twitter, it was only a matter of time before grassroots campaigning seeped into a digital platform built purely for sex. Now, Tinder users who “feel...Show More Summary
Woman’s husband pays to have her killed. She shows up at her own funeral like a boss and has him arrested. Warning women not to get pregnant for fear of contracting fetal-harming Zika virus conveniently ignores the fact that men play a part in pregnancy as well. On the accountability of Black girls in under […]
This blogaround brought to you by ash.Recommended Reading:Sarah: [Content Note: Racism; class warfare; displacement; police misconduct] The NYPD Is Kicking People out of Their Homes, Even If They Haven't Committed a CrimeKatie: [CN:Show More Summary
Earth, Wind & Fire: "Shining Star"
I couldn’t think of a better way to start Black History Month, than with a group of Black girl MC’s from Chicago dropping knowledge and bars. ???????????? If you think that Black women are not an integral part of hip-hop at every level, you’re late. These dope women offer an oft overlooked glimpse into the talent that […]
Zelda, asleep on my lap last night. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.
Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Refugee crisis; war] "At least 15,000 Syrian refugees fleeing fighting in northern Aleppo province have gathered at a border crossing with Turkey, UN and Turkish officials said. The frontier is shut but Turkey has said it is prepared to feed and shelter the refugees. Show More Summary
[Content Note: Threats of violence; misogynoir.]"Surprise! I'm still alive!"—Noela Rukundo, whose husband hired hitmen to kill her, but who, through a series of extraordinary events, ended up at her own funeral in order to confront the...Show More Summary
As if I could love Octavia Butler any more. The trailblazing science fiction writer, a Black woman in a white male dominated genre, who explored issues of race, gender, and power in beautifully imaginative and captivating works, died a decade ago. Her notes and personal journals are now housed in the Huntington Library, and last […]
Grimes When I met Grimes — the project of DIY musician, writer, performer, and producer Claire Boucher — after her recent Nashville concert, our first exchange was one of unabashed praise. “Your voice,” she said to me. “It is exceptional.” As...Show More Summary
As a human rights educator for a decade, I strive to include resources that are accessible on multiple levels. Working with high school and university students, as well as people of all ages educated outside of these institutions means that it is important to mirror that diversity in content. Education and learning come in multiples forms, and anti-racism work is […]
[Content Note: Fat bias.]So, here is something I, and lots of other fat activists, have been saying in multiple ways for a very long time: Fat is not a reliable indicator of health. And to treat fat as a reliable indicator of healthShow More Summary
[Content Note: Misogyny.]So, I had totally forgotten that there was another Democratic debate last night, until my phone lit up. And here is why: Bernie Sanders: Secretary Clinton does represent the establishment. I represent, I hope, ordinary Americans—and by the way who are not all that enamoured with the establishment. Show More Summary
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Today’s playthrough of Human Revolution involves ridding your workplace of peaceful Oregon protesters armed terrorists. In most videogames this would be a banal task, given how often we’re asked to gun down hundreds of belligerents, without choice or repercussion. But what happens when you do have a choice to kill, spare or negotiate? Read more ?
Suggested by Shaker MostlyLurking: "If you could cast yourself in any movie, which movie would it be and what part would you take over?"The Dark Crystal. And I'd be Aughra. Because obviously.
[Content Note: Homelessness; class warfare; displacement.]"?San Francisco has become uninhabitable for anyone but rich people and tourists. At the same time that the mayor is stonewalling investigations into racist police violence and...Show More Summary
Poor Leo DiCaprio. Late last year, the Revenant star’s girlfriend turned 25, so they had to break up. Then, in his acceptance speech for a Golden Globe award in January, DiCaprio caught flack for trying to make his latest film into an issue movie about the rights of indigenous peoples. (It isn’t.)