TashaFierce of RedVinylShoes is guest-blogging for Bitch. She wrote a post about fat men’s television characters being negatively portrayed (I also wrote about this several months ago). She then went on to discuss how, even though fat men have it bad in the media, fat women (and woman, period) still have it worse. Sometimes, it’s not necessary to work in women’s oppression into everything. I get that the post was for a feminist rag, but really, if you can’t just admit that men can be oppressed without making sure to list the ways in which women have it worse right afterward, then please don’t pretend that you’re writing about oppression that men face. Because you’re not; you’re playing the Oppression Olympics, and using a TV show as your excuse.
Speaking of TashaFierce, she has a fantastic article up about news media, and how honest, accurate, truth- and information-oriented news is a myth.
Looking at changing your name after getting married, since same-sex marriage has become legal in several US states. And is it still a feminist issue?
A video of Malcolm X discussing his name, and how slavery destroyed the history of African Americans.
Someone talks about fat and health, and the internet explodes.
My governor just fucking sucks. There’s really no question about it. Thing is, while there’s a lot of talk about his alleged hope to run for president in 2012, I just don’t think he’ll win. And I don’t think he’ll win Minnesota. We’re simple folk, if you wanna generalize; we are not stupid, though.
What have you been reading lately?