Monthly Archives: November 2009

It’s OK patriarchy, I understand Adam Lambert made you feel funny

Tweet So you may have heard Adam Lambert performed at the American Music Awards on Sunday (the video has been removed from YouTube). And then Good Morning America canceled his appearance on the show scheduled for this morning. Why? “Given Adam Lambert’s controversial live performance on the AMAs, we were concerned about airing a similar [...]
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Paternity Coverage and Race Stereotypes

TweetThis article had the potential to be my song. The writer should certainly be commended. She penned a fact driven, well-written article that grappled with some of the complex issues that surround paternity. But some things about this piece, and the pictures that complemented the coverage, utterly disappointed me. The root of the problem was [...]
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Quick Hit: Melissa Harris-Lacewell on representations of black motherhood

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Not Oprah’s Book Club: The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You

Tweet I was really excited to receive a copy of S. Bear Bergman’s new book, The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You. Bergman’s writing style is witty, razor sharp and super smart. Ze* also writes about gender with a sensitivity that is hard to find. Bergman tackles the difficult intricacies of the terrain of gender [...]
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Today in Feminist History: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Tweet Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It’s been officially celebrated since 1999 when the United Nations general assembly adopted this resolution formally acknowledging the day. November 25th was picked as the date in commemoration of the murder of three Mirabal sisters in the Dominican Republic. The sisters were [...]
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