What we missed

More on what Siri will direct you to other than an abortion.

A few weeks old, but a great open letter to Tyler Perry.

Check out last week’s episode of Opinionated on Citizen Radio with myself and Amanda Marcotte. Last week we had on special guest Amanda Hess and we talked feminism and porn.

How the black middle/working class is being hit the hardest by government job lay-offs.

An interesting take on “All American Muslim”–a new reality show on TLC about a “normal” Muslim family. We talk about this on tomorrow’s Opinionated podcast as well, so tune in.

A really gracious review of my book on Racialicious from Andrea Plaid.

And finally, I’m going to India for a month (or maybe two). If you live in Mumbai, I’ll be reading there. Otherwise, you won’t be hearing much from me until the new year.

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2 Comments

  1. Posted November 29, 2011 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

    That “open letter to Tyler Perry” is really slut-shaming and classist.
    I am okay with her critiques of Perry, and critiques of his portrayal of Black women, but why diss Kim in order to elevate Black women?

    “Had it not been for her sex tape with R&B star Ray J, Kim would still be working in a boutique in Cali instead of plastered all over the magazines and boob tube.”

    So what? No slut-shaming, please!
    Maybe that is how you heard about her, but she has fans because people want to see her, and she is a business woman.

    And what is with this fake ‘i’m-not-going-to-say-but-i’m-just-saying’ bullsh*t?

    ” I am no psychologist so I will not pretend to diagnose whether this problem stemmed from your admitted frustrations that your mother couldn’t save you from your father’s abuse, or from the molestation you experienced at the hands of a woman”.

    I am SO, so, so tired of this kind of “oh you are just a lesbian/slut/bad filmmaker because you were molested” attitude. What a disservice to survivors and victims!

    I have read every single Feministing post for a loooong time, and I really think your readers deserve better than this.

  2. Posted November 30, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been told that Siri’s information comes primarily off of Yelp, and that the lack of abortion information is more technical error than censorship, so if everyone enters their local clinics/ planned parenthoods/ etc into Yelp, more results should come up on the app.

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