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Race Card: Has Beyonc

Is Beyoncé Knowles' bleached blonde hair and light skin reason enough to accuse the singer of racial treason? Yes, says Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, who just penned a piece in the Daily Mail about how Beyoncé is betraying black and Asian (meaning South Asian) women with her exterior.

No Kidding: How We Talk About Choice and Intentionally Small Families

As someone who writes about choosing to not have children, what I seek are equitable conversations about honoring and giving space to all sorts of reproductive options—in a way, I suppose I want "choice feminism" to extend to us all. In the end, I simply want Bill McKibben's Maybe One to have a shot at being even half as popular as What To Expect When You're Expecting. (I know, a pipe dream,...

Grand Rounds: Dissecting Grey's Anatomy: Golden Hour

This week on Grey's Anatomy, high drama in the ER, and a reminder that lives can change in an hour. Lots to chew on this week as our characters continue vying for the role of Chief Resident and fracture lines appear in some of their relationships. Who is going to become chief resident? Do you really think a bunch of doctors would leave a drunk dude and his buddy alone in a...

Douchebag Decree: geoGirl's Anti-Aging Makeup for Preteens

Have your preteen's looks suffered with age? GeoGirl can erase her wrinkles in time for that last year of grammar school!

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No Kidding: Dozens of Children (and Counting)

Reality TV tends to focus on and highlight extreme behaviors and choices—sometimes with the intention of normalizing them. For me, nothing has been such an obvious statement about our culture's obsession with parenting and procreation as the "we have a million kids" shows that have sprung up over the last few years—and there are quite a few, particularly for U.S. audiences. I'm referring...

Sex and the Fat Girl: You've Got to Fight for Your Rights

Reproductive rights for all U.S. women came under attack this month with the introduction of the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act" (H.R. 3) by Republican leaders in the House. Once again, a light is shone on the state of women's health in our country today, and it illuminates the situation of women who are routinely denied proper health care, such as fat women. As has been said many times...

Race Card: Xenophobia and Racism Surface in Reaction to Reporter Lara Logan

Now that word's spread about the assault she endured, Logan is being re-victimized by those who say that an attractive white woman with blonde hair should've known better than to make her way through a mob of brown, Muslim men. Why didn't Logan realize that all Arab men are misogynistic beasts who haven't the slightest respect for their own women, let alone Western women—all of whom they...

Sm{art}: Carolee Schneemann in Portland Feb. 17

Tomorrow night in Portland (Thursday, February 17 at 7:00 PM), renowned artist Carolee Schneemann will give a free performance lecture at PCC's Performing Arts Center on the Sylvania Campus. A product of the 1960s-70's New York art scene, her work challenged, shocked, and forced her audience to think about their reaction to women's bodies and feelings about physicality, often with her...

B-Sides: Video Rrrrround-up!

Here's a video round-up of some tunes to keep your toe tapping all week! Up first....

Erykah Badu - Gone Baby, Don't Be Long

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Sex and the Fat Girl: Fat Bottomed Girls

Outside the world of runway models, a degree of fatness is desirable--but only in certain places. We talked about desirable fat body configurations, but what about that gray area dividing thin women from fat known as "voluptuousness"? Society is willing to accept fat body parts, but distribute it throughout your entire body and watch folks retreat.

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