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Drunk in (same) love: 2014 Grammys open thread

Tweet  I’m still feeling some type of way about the Grammys since they gave a platform to a known perpetrator of domestic violence. But I do think they’re worth interrogating as a cultural touchstone reflecting the most popular and commercially successful music of today. That’s a long way of saying: here’s an open thread for your Monday [...]
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Photoshopped Willow Smith reps feminism on red carpet

Tweet Alas, this image is too good to be true. It is photoshopped from this original image. But the shirt is amazing- here’s a link to purchase! Via Shelby Knox. Related: Willow Smith: “Don’t Be Afraid to Be Yourself” The Smiths Believe in Raising a Girl in Command of Her Own Body Also related: I [...]
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What’s really driving our interest in celebrity pregnancies?

Tweet I all but ignored the recent confirmation and (social)media frenzy over Kate Middleton’s pregnancy. For one, I’ve never really been into princesses; and for two, she is only one of 208 million women that will become pregnant this year alone. She’s not exactly trendsetting. But I thought about it a little more when I [...]
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Five insidious victim-blaming tactics being used against Halle Berry

TweetOn Thanksgiving Halle Berry’s current boyfriend apparently fought with and badly bruised the face of Halle Berry’s ex-boyfriend and the father of her child. If you’d like more information about the situation, here is a summary of everything that happened. As dramatic and concerning as these developments are (I feel bad for pretty much everyone [...]
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Ashley Judd nails patriarchy

TweetHer analysis may fall short when it comes to hip hop, but Ashley Judd just nailed an important part of how patriarchy functions. This comes from a column at The Daily Beast in which Judd responds to criticism of her apparently “puffy” appearance. Judd calls out the way the attacks come from women as well [...]
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