Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tuesday Reading

Been sick for a week. Trying to get back in the swing of things.

Can We Stop: With the Sexist and Sexualized Food Ads
HEY, CARL’S JR. You’re bold. Bold as hell, in fact. It’s 2015. Feminism has never been more prominent in the cultural zeitgeist than it is at the moment, the call to portray women in a more nuanced light, as more than sexual objects existing for the sole pleasure of men, in the media has never been louder, and yet you have the audacity to release this commercial to promote your All-Natural Burger?
Read More at Lady Clever


On Malcolm, Martin and that X-Men Analogy Thing
by Phenderson Djèlí Clark
On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the activist, orator and the man once referred to in eulogy by the late Ossie Davis as “Our Shining Black Prince,” El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (most commonly known as Malcolm X), I quite foolishly decide to wade into that whole X-Men analogy thingy. Of course I’ve been warned. Of course I know better. But since when has that stopped me? So then, let’s do this thing.
Read More at PDjèlíClark


“Mama’s Here Now” and Dynamics of Sexual Trauma
by Rachel Redfern
“So let’s just roll out the complicated, inter-genertional, often racially influenced, issue of sexual assault in America in about 40 minutes and be pretty much exhaustively mind-blowing,” said How To Get Away With Murder last Thursday.
Read More at Bitch Flicks


5 Insane Things You Believe About Money (Thanks to Movies)
By David Wong
Raise your hand if you've ever been watching a movie that takes place in an apocalyptic, nightmarish future, saw how the people were living, and thought, "Hey, that's nicer than my place!"
Read more at Cracked


At the 2015 Oscars, Patricia Arquette Unintentionally Exposed White Feminism's Racist Blind Spot
by Chauncey DeVega
The unmarked “we” is a powerful and dangerous turn of speech. It deflects responsibility. It exists outside of history. It dances around questions of causality and ownership. It is an empty vessel and marker. It is lazy thinking that legitimates inequality and injustice.
Read More at ChaunceyDeVega.com


How to Get Your Spouse to Clean! Tips for Sharing Cleaning Responsibilities (Clean My Spac



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