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Adventures in Feministory: Bayard Rustin, American activist

Today's Martin Luther King Jr. Adventures in Feministory focuses on Bayard Rustin, one of the most important individuals in the Civil Rights Movement, and a life-long activist for human dignity, but whose contributions are are overlooked (then and now) because he was gay.

Screenshot: Katey Sagal got jobbed!

Katey Sagal's created not one, not two, but three iconic and indelible characters on TV. And she's nowhere near the Golden Globes tomorrow.

Race Card: French Law to Target Muslim Women

The French government is considering proposing legislation that would ban Muslim women from wearing burqas or full-face veils, the Washington Post reports.

After the parliamentary commission presents formal recommendations for legislation Jan. 26, France will likely begin the process of banning burqas and veils in public facilities or even streets such as the famed Champs Elysees. One...

BitchTapes: Creepy McCreeperson

 

 For those who love their love songs tinged with a hint of creepy and a side of slightly disturbing. Don't be afraid...it's all meant well!

Look inside for track list...

 

Recommended reading on Sarah Palin's disability (lack)tivism

Seen the new cover of InTouchWeekly yet?

I recommend chasing it with Kristina Chew's article on Care2 speculating whether Palin will be covering disability rights on her new Fox position, and then Jill at Feministe's response as well, excerpted below:

...."Advocates" like Palin do little to actually advocate for what people with disabilities and their families actually need —...

Race Card: Oprah

Egypt. India. The Ukraine. Oprah tried to show viewers what life's like for married women in these places via her "Marriage around the World" show Wednesday. Unfortunately, the Queen of Talk came up short, delving into tired subjects such as Muslim women and the head scarf, mail order brides from Eastern Europe and why anyone would choose arranged marriage. What's more is that while...

Screenshot: Tina Fey, avatar of ambivalence

Can we talk about the food thing? It wasn't particularly cute when Aaron Sorkin made Republican blonde Ainsley Hayes' thing her prodigious appetite, and it's sort of unsettling how Liz's unhealthy and emotional relationship with food is played as hysterical now.

Out of the Bin: Asylum-seeking lesbians find expression through art

The recent Uganda death penalty bill for homosexuality has raised awareness of the inhumane treatment of LGBT people globally. The repercussions of rape, jail, and murder for expressing your sexuality are horrendous, but they sometimes make it easy to cast a blind eye to the way so-called first-world countries continue to foster homophobia, transphobia, and sexism. Gay women seeking asylum in...

Date Night vs. The Bounty Hunter

I might be a little late to the party on this one, since this trailer's been out for a while, but I think Tina Fey's upcoming movie Date Night looks like a lot of fun. And (judging only by this trailer) it seems to avoid many of the rom-com/action movie anti-feminist pitfalls (more to come on that in a minute). Check it out:

Kathryn Stockett's The Help: Count on the Happy Ending

Although Kathryn Stockett's novel, The Help, came out nearly a year ago, it remains to date on the New York Times Top 10 Bestselling Fiction list… Forty weeks of its shelf life in fact, it has spent jostling with other titles on the list, still sitting comfortably at No. 4 as of January 11th.

In this list-watching way, I waited patiently, patiently for my copy to move...

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