6 Ways White Feminists Should Not Respond to Racism

Spoiler alert: A lot of white people don’t entirely understand racism. Even educated, well-meaning, white feminists and advocates for social justice often miss the mark when talking about race. I am sure that I (a white person and a feminist) have been personally guilty of it (in fact, I realize with some anxiety that I could be guilty of it right now). And I get that it’s jarring to be called out for something that wasn’t your intention, and it’s natural to want to leap to your own defense....more

Here's to You ‘Mr. Robinson,' But Why Are Most Pop Culture Teachers Men?

With kids all across the country getting ready to head back to school, NBC is launching a 6-episode series, Mr. Robinson, starring stand-up comic Craig Robinson as a struggling musician who takes a day job substitute teaching a high-school music class to pay the bills. (Because it’s trivial to land a teaching job, and you don’t need certification or anything.) Image via NBC ...more

MTV Documentary #WhitePeople Examines American Perspectives on Race

Most white people are completely uncomfortable discussing race. And with 91% of white Americans having zero non-white friends, they kind of don’t have to....more
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Wilder Child

Laura Ingalls Wilder really messed with my head.Growing up, her stories were endlessly fascinating to me. Descriptions of things like headcheese would send my mind racing. What was it? Cheese made in pig's skull? Did it contain actual head tissue? I didn't care. If Laura liked it, then spread it on a piece of brown bread and call me "Half Pint."...more

6 Ways White Feminists Should Not Respond to Racism

Spoiler alert: A lot of white people don’t entirely understand racism. Even educated, well-meaning, white feminists and advocates for social justice often miss the mark when talking about race. I am sure that I (a white person and a feminist) have been personally guilty of it (in fact, I realize with some anxiety that I could be guilty of it right now). And I get that it’s jarring to be called out for something that wasn’t your intention, and it’s natural to want to leap to your own defense....more

Here's to You ‘Mr. Robinson,' But Why Are Most Pop Culture Teachers Men?

With kids all across the country getting ready to head back to school, NBC is launching a 6-episode series, Mr. Robinson, starring stand-up comic Craig Robinson as a struggling musician who takes a day job substitute teaching a high-school music class to pay the bills. (Because it’s trivial to land a teaching job, and you don’t need certification or anything.) Image via NBC ...more

The Question of Parental Oversharing

As my kids have grown out of infancy, I’ve thought more and more about where the boundaries are around what I share here on my blog and on other forms of social media. I think about it quite a lot, and I’ve wanted to write about it many times, but I have backed off every time in fear of being too judgmental of other parents. I don’t want to add to all the noise in social media about how parents aren’t doing this or that right – I know intimately how completely overwhelming and crazymaking that can be when it reaches a certain pitch....more

A Recovering Hair Weave Addict Falls Off the Wagon

Ok. So I Love Big hair, Bright lips, and white teeth. Don't judge me....more

Blinded by Love?

CoolChicsClick.com…I’mJus’Sayin’ Blinded by Love? When you’re young and in love for the first time or two, you’re expected to do some pretty dumb things. But when you’re grown and been around the block a few times, there’s no excuse for it.There’s a phrase that most of us refer to as young and dumb, but what about old and dumb or there’s nothing worse than an “old fool"? Yes in deed, for many of us ladies and gents, no matter how many times we’ve had our hearts broken, heads bumped, been conned, hoodwinked and bamboozled, many still make the same bad choices over and over again. ...more

The Moon is Blue & Full 7/31/15

Independent, unconventional, Air sign Aquarius gives us a Full Moon on Friday July 31, 2015. Since this is the 2nd round lunar orb in the same month, it’s called a “Blue Moon”. (The previous Full Moon was in Capricorn on July 01, 2015. The next will be in 2018.) The humanitarian, 11th sign of the Zodiac encourages spontaneous change, community activism, group fun with a purpose and just contribution in general. ...more

Post No. 5: Nicki Minaj vs Taylor Swift

I’ve been eye-raped, and it’s my own fault. In Post No. 3, I mentioned being proud of not knowing any Minaj tunes.   After a few more headlines with her complaints about “a little funny business goin’ on” because Anaconda was not nominated for Video of the Year, I decided to see what she and Anaconda are all about....more

FF - I heart Lynda Carter

It comes as no great surprise to me that Wonder Woman is a Leo. *grin*...more

MTV Documentary #WhitePeople Examines American Perspectives on Race

Most white people are completely uncomfortable discussing race. And with 91% of white Americans having zero non-white friends, they kind of don’t have to....more
JosephatManyar you too!more