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  • Rose and toongrrl are now friends   2 years, 5 months ago · View

  • Rose wrote a new blog post: Amber Rose’s gender bias claims may hold weight   3 years ago · View

    Rhetorical shots have been fired by Ghanaians who take issue with the twit pic of poor children Amber Rose posted during her recent trip to Ghana. Ghanaians have a right to be exhausted with media stereotypes about Ghana that laser in on poor, barefoot children. But that is no excuse for using a double standard [...]

  • Rose wrote a new blog post: Women make the cut in Accra, Ghana   3 years, 3 months ago · View

    ThumbnailIn a recent Loop21 article , Llanor Alleyne discusses the fear imposed on her when she decided to embrace a Caesaresque coif:

    When I got my first short haircut in my teens—out of the sheer frustration of dealing with relaxers and not out of any need to declare my sexuality—my barber had to be convinced that I could handle [...]

  • Rose wrote a new blog post: There is a black, pro-sex contingent–in pop culture   3 years, 7 months ago · View

    ThumbnailErotic Revolutionaries is one of the juiciest Black feminist projects I have sunk my teeth into since I discovered Jill Nelson’s Sexual Healing . Shayne Lee’s Erotic Revolutionaries careens from pop cultural sub-genre to sub-genre exploring the contributions many black women in the public eye have made to sexuality through their platforms in sports, music, and even in the [...]

  • Rose wrote a new blog post: Composing a complete woman’s life   3 years, 7 months ago · View

    This past weekend, I was invited to Delaware State University as a speaker for their annual Women’s Week Conference. I was proud to be among scholars and business leaders to discuss topics such as sexual health, women’s employment, and transitioning from college to career. The ultimate high for me was when a commenter referenced the [...]

  • Rose wrote a new blog post: Remembering Malcolm X   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    Yesterday was the 46th anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination . As a feminist, I have always been very drawn to Malcolm’s ideological transformation. After reading his autobiography, I saw Malcolm less as a sexist and more as a man who was prompted to reevaluate his world view because of sexist injustices against women. It is no secret [...]

  • Rose wrote a new blog post: Facebook recognizes civil unions and domestic partnerships   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    Facebook took a big step this week in their decision to allow people to identify as being “in a civil union” or “in a domestic partnership.” ZDNet offers their take in ” The country of Facebook recognizes civil unions ” as well as a note on the limitations of the new feature:

    Functionally the change is minor to [...]

  • Rose wrote a new blog post: ‘MOOZ-lum’ debuts in theaters this weekend   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4axp5V_j6E If this trailer and The Loop’s new piece “Nia Long: The ‘MOOZ-lum’ Interview” are any indication of what we are in store for with ” MOOZ-lum,” I am psyched to see this fresh take on an oft-misunderstood population. It’s really exciting to hear that Nia Long of ” Love Jones ” fame is participating in a project that [...]

  • Rose wrote a new blog post: Useful Tips on Writing — for Pay   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    J. Danielle’s take at Media Strut this week following the news about HuffPo selling for a whopping $315 million allows us here at Feministing to continue the conversation on how women writers can monetize their writing . So what’s the rundown according to J.? Well first and foremost, J. encourages: make money. This is along the lines of what [...]

  • Rose commented on the blog post What constitutes a “suspect class?”   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    Sorry for the delay on this. But religious affiliation is not included in the suspect class category. Sorry for any mix-up with that.

  • Rose wrote a new blog post: ‘MOOZ-lum’ debuts in theaters this weekend   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4axp5V_j6E If this trailer and The Loop’s new piece “Nia Long: The ‘MOOZ-lum’ Interview” are any indication of what we are in store for with ” MOOZ-lum,” I am psyched to see this fresh take on an oft-misunderstood population. It’s really exciting to hear that Nia Long of ” Love Jones ” fame is participating in a project that [...]

  • Rose wrote a new blog post: What constitutes a “suspect class?”   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    A piece that ran this weekend at the New York Times did a great job of analyzing the Defense Of Marriage Act and the issues at play when considering legal discrimination against gay people and how the Obama administration may be forced to take a more visible stance on equal marriage. I am currently taking a [...]

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      Micheal Corrison · 3 years, 8 months ago

      In today’s western society, it is the male that faces discrimination, disparity and injustice in social, political, economic, and legal elements. Men face double standards, and are given very little resources to correct the problem. In fact, men are even ridiculed and called sexist for trying to point out the truth that modern day western feminism had gone too far.

      Why is it acceptable for American women to be so shallow and hold such double standards? Circumcision reduces pleasure by 75%? the foreskin has 3x more nerve endings than the rest of the penis.And all the health benefit claims are false…I have constant pain and scarring, feel nothing from sex, and about 50% of the time I get an erection, my skin was cut so tightly it cuts and bleeds and is agony (and im 18!) and yet girls tell me foreskin is “gross”yet complain that boys ”expect” them to wear short skirts. Well, 4 hour old babies don’t have a choice.

      Socially, stigmas and standards have heavy disparity against males. Usually, it’s girls using slut in a derogatory manner. Seriously, have you EVER heard two boys make the following conversation-“damn bro, shes hot” “shes a slut though” “damn, that sucks” ??? Men have standards to. If a man is unshaven and fat, he to will be called unattractive. Smaller men are likely to be physically harassed, and men are more likely to be criticized for pursuing “feminine” things, such as the arts. If women act “like men”, they become “tough girls.” If men act “like women”, they become pussys.

      Women believe they can act violent towards men, because men I hate thinking about all the husbands around America who must be horribly abused. Men are often victims of domestic abuse, yet have far less options…sometimes even self defense isn’t even a legal option! Mothers that abuse children, initiate a divorce, and have drug problems STILL collect child support AND get the child in many cases.

      Considering the policy on selective service, women’s suffrage becomes questionable. Easy to be pro-war when you have no chance of seeing combat

      Should a 25 year old women really get to evacuate a ship before a 50 year old man with a bad knee?

      Personally, I believe false rape accusations equal murder. If you go to jail for rape in the United States for rape, you are an automatic target for many prison gangs, some of which have doctrines that DEMAND killing of sex offenders.

      Why do males pay more car insurance? What if girls had statistically higher accidents than boys? Would it be fair to charge them more? If you say yes for males but noto females, you CANNOT claim to support equality.

      Very good list of information demonstrating the many injustices faced:
      http://www.coeffic.demon.co.uk/descrim.htm

      Female judge murders child and throws away Men’s rights:
      http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/2010/05/discrimination-against-men-leads-to-childs-death.html

      More statistics: http://www.jtest28.com/discrimination.html

      http://www.marriagemissions.com/husband-abuse-can-a-wife-abuse-her-husband/
      These kinds of stories really makes me angry at anyone who pulls the ”never hit a girl” card!

  • Rose wrote a new blog post: Black History Month: Spotlight on women’s contributions   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    Today, I combed the Internets for a video/visual that could really capture some of what Black History month means to me and I found this moving video presentation on ordinary black women: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4R0ZHFhSdc When you sift through, you definitely will see the greats that your kid sibling is probably learning about: Martin Luther King, Coretta [...]

  • Thumbnail Have you ever watched something that made you feel plugged into something larger than yourself? Has a work of art ever made you feel brand new and reflective about your shortcomings all at the same time? Have you seen something lately that made you feel inspired and lucky that you were alive to witness it? [...]

  • Rose wrote a new blog post: Steve Harvey’s ex-wife comes forward with allegations of mistreatment   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Steve Harvey with now ex-wife Mary Harvey There has always been something peculiar about the fact that black men have been viewed as the primary authorities on the alleged “marriage crisis” among Black women. Last year, Melissa Harris-Perry’s take in Nightline Asks Why Black Women Can’t Get A Man cautioned America about some of the men in [...]

  • Thumbnail News has been circulating over the controversially-themed light-skin vs. dark-skin party in Ohio. I, for one, am thoroughly annoyed that the club space has been co-opted once again by profit-turners who insist on sucking the fun out of a Friday night with divisive themes. I just want a place that I can go where I [...]

  • Rose wrote a new blog post: Quick hit: Apply to be a freedom rider for PBS   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    Thumbnail January 17, 2011 is the deadline to apply for the PBS contest to reenact the 1961 Freedom Rides. Via PBS:

    In May 2011, forty college students will embark on a journey retracing the route of the original 1961 Freedom Rides and beginning an important national conversation about the role of civic engagement today. The ten-day, all-expenses-paid trip [...]

  • Rose wrote a new blog post: New UN Agency for gender equality opens its doors   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    Headed up by former Chilean president, Michelle Bachelet, and still hundreds of millions of dollars short of its funding goals, UN Women opened its doors this month . Via Women’s eNews:

    The new United Nations gender agency, known as U.N. Women, quietly opened on Jan. 3 without any publicity or announcements. The superagency’s midtown Manhattan headquarters remain [...]

  • Rose wrote a new blog post: New version of Huck Finn not censorship but conversation starter   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    I have been mulling over some of the commentary on the recently released edition of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer . I disagree with the notion that the release of an additional edition of the book without the n-word mentioned 219 times is an act of censorship. I also believe that the release of [...]

  • Rose wrote a new blog post: Calling all Women Writers: Apply for the AROHO Orlando Prizes   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    January 31, 2010 is the deadline for the Orlando Prizes. These fiction, poetry, and non-fiction awards, that include $1000 and publication in the Los Angeles Review, are sponsored by A Room of Her Own Foundation . Not only is this a great opportunity to monetize writing, A Room of Her Own really gives a voice to the challenges [...]

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