Posts Tagged ‘disability’

A Brief History of Date Lab Racism

We know that the vast majority of daters in the Washington Post Magazine's blind date feature, Date Lab, discriminate based on gender. Of the 3,300 potential District daters in the Post's applicant pool, only 9 identify as bisexual—and only one bi woman has actually been set up on a date.
So how many local Date Lab [...]

The Morning After: Neutral Frowns Edition

* s.e. smith has an excellent discussion of how the "Smile, Baby" phenomenon intersects with both feminism and disability:
My baby mouth was turned down, exactly like my fourth grade mouth, exactly like my mouth right now. That’s because that’s the neutral position for my mouth. . . . People have hassled me about this for [...]

Sexist Beatdown: Shut Your Lady Trap And Fellate Me Edition

This week, disabled feminist blogger Annaham wrote a piece about dealing with Internet harassment of the international, televised, celebrity-sanctioned, horrible-death-threat variety.
And Salon writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner wrote a piece about dealing with Internet harassment of the if-you-experienced-PTSD-after-a-traumatic-childbirth-then-you-sound-like-a-bitch-who-just-shouldn't-ever-reproduce variety.
And recently, Sady Doyle of Tiger Beatdown wrote a piece about dealing with Internet harassment by loudly and publicly [...]

The Morning After: Street Harassment By Teabagger Edition

* On Holla Back DC, a group of women endure street harassment by teabagger.

Sexist Beatdown: Sarah Palin’s Slur on All God’s Children Edition

After it was reported this week that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel had used the phrase "fucking retarded" to refer to a group of Democrats, Sarah Palin took to Facebook to decry Emanuel's word-choice as a "slur on all God’s children with cognitive and developmental disabilities"—and to demand that Obama give him the [...]

Lil Wayne and Mack Maine Will Demean Every Girl In the World

Lil Wayne Feat Young Money – Every Girl / NEWby PeteRock
When I wrote my piece parsing the feminist and misogynist undertones in the works of Lil Wayne, I overlooked one verse from "We Like Her," Wayne's ode to wanting to "fuck every girl in the world":

House to Vote on Hate Crimes Prevention Act Tomorrow

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Tomorrow, the U.S. House will vote on HR 1913, the "Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act." Also known as the "Matthew Shepard Act," it would add the categories of sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and disability to federal hate crime legislation.
The Human Rights Campaign is urging you to voice your support of the bill [...]

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