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Not Oprah’s Book Club: Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo

TweetYears before Adrienne Rich would write in Of Woman Born that ” [women] need to imagine a world in which every woman is the presiding genuis of her own body,” 19th century Western women began exploring skin modification through the art of tattoo. Margot Mifflin’s recently reissued Bodies of Subversion is more than just a [...]
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Horrible thing for today: How to catch an “illegal”

Tweet A taco shop in South Carolina has employees wearing a t-shirt that says, “how to catch an illegal immigrant” with a picture of some taco’s under a trap. It get’s worse–they defended themselves, As most tax paying Americans, we do believe ILLEGAL immigrants are taxing the system we support and live under, thereby, causing [...]
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Sojourner Truth: “A woman in control of her image”

Tweet Holiday movie-viewing season probably means that you undoubtedly will catch one of the most talked about films of the year, Spielberg’s “Lincoln.” I saw the movie a few weeks back and it’s pretty grand. Yet, I had a healthy amount of skepticism going in, because it is a Spielberg jawn, which would mean there [...]
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Ross Douthat wants more American babies

TweetLadies, I don’t know if you’ve heard this yet, but we’re not pregnant enough.  I know. Bananas… It’s the kind of thing that only a true, enlightened and thoughtful white man can say to us, with a straight face. And that man, is Ross Douthat: In the eternally recurring debates about whether some rival great power will knock [...]
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Quick Hit: The Smiths believe in raising a girl in command of her own body

Tweet Let us all take notes on parenting girls to be self possessed women from Jada Pinkett Smith: A letter to a friend… This subject is old but I have never answered it in its entirety. And even with this post it will remain incomplete. The question why I would LET Willow cut her hair. [...]
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