Monthly Archives: December 2009

Warden Responsible for “Lesbian Cell Block” Is Stepping Down.

TweetIt was discovered that the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women in Virginia was separating inmates they felt had masculine attributes and putting them in their own cell block to separate them from the rest of the population. All of the links to this original story seems to be down. Hmm. Now the warden, Barbara Wheeler, [...]
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Avatar: Count the “isms”

TweetSpoiler alert. Saturday night, I watched James Cameron’s Avatar in 3-D. James Cameron spent thirteen years of production time to produce special effects and animation realistic enough to fulfill his lifelong dream of making this movie. But to add insult to injury, Cameron’s long wait time before production is because Avatar is the most “realistic” [...]
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Groundbreaking Women In Hip Hop Tour Documentary: THE REVIVAL

TweetBy the inimitable Invincible, check out this short documentary about women in hip-hop, following the We B-Girlz tour and framed around a conversation between Roxanne Shante and Bahamadia, two MCs I love. Tweet
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What We Missed

TweetWhile folks were celebrating the holidays this weekend, police in Iran opened fire on protesters, leaving hundreds wounded and ten people dead. Anne E. Kornblut at the Washington Post reignites blaming young women who didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton and the oppression olympics to boot. Jessica and Jillian at Equal Writes have more. A shopping [...]
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EC sales more than double after New Year’s Eve.

TweetThat’s right, emergency contraception sales more than double the days after New Year’s Eve. It’s good to see someone addressing that; this comes from a new project of the Back Up Your Birth Control Campaign. Let’s just not forget that there are plenty of grandmas out there who can text with the best of ‘em. [...]
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