The feminists - not so angry... →
Jezebel is reporting on a piece on Gothamist that describes the protest of “the acquittal of the former NYPD officers who were accused of raping a woman inside her East Village apartment in 2008.” According to Gothamist: …the protest itself was largely good-natured, if loud, and missing was a palpable sense of anger. Attendees proclaimed to be outraged, but it seemed a proper...
Why Are Black Women Less Physically Attractive... →
the title of that ALONE is offensive, and the whole theory behind this is racist and sexist. tell psychology today that this is not the type of thing that belongs on their website or in their magazine! It is very interesting to note that, even though black women are objectively less physically attractive than other women, black women (and men) subjectively consider themselves to be far more...
Changing the Public Conversation About Obesity:... →
this is a good read: “Mainstream media aren’t motivated to talk about how diets contribute to poor health because they depend on advertising dollars from these industries,” said Jean Kilbourne, a longtime media critic and author of the seminal Can’t Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel. The food and diet industries are also powerful lobbies in Washington, which means...
Louisiana Republican Wants to Sterilize Poor Women →
i’m pretty speechless on this one. …If you don’t think that’s bad enough, his ingenious plan includes giving more tax incentives to “college-educated, higher-income people to have more children.” He has already earned the ire of advocacy groups who call his plan blatantly racist, sexist, and immoral. He has argued that more white people than black people are...
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25 Facts about Rape in America →
Prepare to be infuriated! From the Ms. Blog: 9. Percentage of rapes that result in incarceration: 0.35 percent 14. Two of the top five cities in the U.S. with the most “unfounded” (i.e., false or baseless reports, according to police) rapes: New Orleans and Baltimore 15. Percentage of rape reports deemed “unfounded” by New Orleans police in 2008: 60 percent 25. Number of people who have...