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Essence featured a lesbian couple, Aisha and Danielle Moodie-Mills, in their wedding column for the first time in the magazine’s history. “Essence.com aims to support and celebrate Black women in all their diversity,” says their managing editor. Pic via AfterEllen.

Wow: Another disgusting, racist anti-Obama billboard shows the president as a terrorist, gangster, bandito and gay man.

Bosnia revoked the rights for Angelina Jolie to film her directorial debut film on a love story during the Bosnian war due to one disturbing report: the film is about a Muslim women falling in love with her Serbian rapist. What. The. Fuck.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/royalpoot/ Kristina

    Ok guys, the Yahoo! story on A. Jolie’s new movie in Bosnia is coming from one likely screwed up source that lacks a basis in reality. Just sayin, please consider holding off on passing along a headline that may not be true…kneejerk reactions don’t necessarily help!

  • http://narrowcrafts.blogspot.com chelsa

    I just don’t see Jolie being so insensitive as to direct a movie like that… I will wait and see what else comes out about this. We’re not like, BFFs or anything, but people tend to follow behavioral patterns, and making a movie about a rape victim falling in love with her rapist doesn’t seem to align with how she picks her other films.

    I mean, unless it’s some commentary on Stockholm syndrome or something.

    Still. Reserving judgement.

  • http://feministing.com/members/anonymouse/ Jonathan

    Considering Jolie was raped as a child, and the feelings that result from that, I could understand why she might want to do a film like that.

  • http://feministing.com/members/theflyingarab/ Sam

    I understand we’re trying not to jump to conclusions and automatically condemn Angelina Jolie. But I have to say, given the stereotypes of Muslim women as submissive and sexually repressed, I’m really skeptical of some non-Muslim American woman — no matter how hip she is within the feminist community — making a movie about a Muslim woman who falls in love with her rapist. It just doesn’t sit well with me.

    Then again, I may be eating my words if/when the “real” story emerges.