Monthly Archives: May 2010

Thank You Thursdays: the girls who don’t know (yet)

TweetI recently volunteered to speak to a small group of middle school-aged girls that my friend works with on a weekly basis. I brought copies of my new co-edited anthology, CLICK, and showed up with a big smile on my face, ready to counter all the wild myths I figured the girls would inevitably have [...]
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Interracial Relationship Round Up

TweetAlicia Keys, who I consider one of my all-time favorite artists, has a new video out that is, sad to say, seriously disappointing. It’s sort of a time travel through Hollywoodized interracial relationships, complete with a white dude in a truck and a bunch of angry black men. Really, Alicia? Granted, music videos rarely portray [...]
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: Housekeeping

TweetMarilynne Robinson is a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, and this, her first novel, clearly demonstrates why. It’s simply beautiful, chock full of so many breathtaking turns of phrase, emotional insights, and strange familiarities. It’s the story of Lucille and Ruth, orphaned when their mother commits suicide and forced to live with, first their grandmother, than [...]
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What We Missed

TweetAngie González Oquendo was killed in Puerto Rico on Monday — making it the second murder of a transgender woman in PR in less than two months. A crisis pregnancy center in Maryland is suing for the right to lie about their services. We can’t be too surprised that Rush Limbaugh’s fill-in for his show, [...]
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Quick Hit: Virginia teacher slips fetus dolls to third-graders

TweetThis is really disturbing. It looks a local paper in Norfolk, VA broke a story this week about a teacher that has been quietly slipping small fetus dolls with anti-choice messaging into the hands of third, fourth and fifth graders at Oakwood Elementary School. Reports NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia: The Pilot cites a teacher, who wished [...]
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