Link Love Friday

Well it’s Friday, time to get ready to relax, and throw off the stress of the week.  I am going to share with you some of the great links that I found this week.  Please take the time to check

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Drop It Like It’s Hot

Hello everyone.  The conversations that have happened this week on the blog have been amazing.  I have learned so much and I am deeply grateful for all of your participation.  I love that there has been such a wonderful attempt

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Michelle Obama: The People's First Lady

This is a guest post by Janice and Andrea.  Janice Formichella is a second year graduate student at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service. She will be graduating with her MPA in May and looks forward

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Monstrous Musings:This is what a feminist vampire looks like (Musings on The Gilda Stories, by Jewelle Gomez)

This is a guest post from Natalie Wilson I am a literature and women’s studies scholar and author of the blogs Professor, what if…? and Seduced by Twilight. I am currently writing a book examining the Twilight cultural phenomenon from

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Drop It Like It’s Hot

Hello everyone, thanks for another great week of conversation. It warms my heart to know that Womanist Musings has turned into such a thoughtful and aware community.  We have even had a reduction in trolls recently and for that I

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Privilege and the American Dream

This is a guest post from Godheval I am a writer, a philosopher, a dreamer, and an idealist.  I have no credentials worth mentioning, and I don’t presume to know anything about anything.  I am merely a man, and a

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8 Year Old Victim Blamed For Her Own Gang Rape

Trigger Warning A young Arizona girl has been gang raped by four boys aged 9, 10, 13, and 14.  She was lured by a piece of gum and then they proceeded to hold her down and sexually assault her for

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Is Teaching a Child that “All Black People should Die” Abuse?

In June of 2008, two children were removed from their parents custody after arriving at school wearing a swastika and the white supremacist symbol 14/88 “The number 14 refers to a slogan containing 14 words – “We must secure the

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Yep, Lesbians Do Go To Prom

I am sure by now we are all aware that a Mississippi school board has cancelled the prom, rather than allowing Constance McMillen, an 18-year-old senior at Itawamba to wear a tux and have a woman as a date.  Imagine

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Michael Savage On Autism and Disability

On his nationally syndicated radio show, Michael Savage claimed that autism is “[a] fraud, a racket. … I’ll tell you what autism is. In 99 percent of the cases, it’s a brat who hasn’t been told to cut the act

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