Back to work for me today! (and there was much rejoicing…yea…)
So, here’s a brief list of links that I highly recommend. Starting off, of course w/ Rockstar Renee who has a post up at Global Comment.
While we are continually refining the discourse surrounding race, what has become patently obvious is that the term people of colour stands for black. The United States has a historical legacy of black disenfranchisement that clearly needs to be addressed. Slavery, Jim Crow, lynchings, and the rape and sterilization of black women have left a lasting legacy on the social psyche; however this should not erase other bodies of colour from our social conversations. Neither of the candidates, nor mainstream media has made an attempt to specifically address the needs of Muslims, Native Americans, Asians, or Latinos. The aforementioned are the bodies that have become erased. Colour cannot and should not be solely represented by blacks.
I highly recommend the whole post.
Tobes has a nice little post about the sexist bullshit that is a beauty pageant for Nuns. All I can say is WTP?
Finally, Melissa has a nice convenient button to click so that you can let HHS know that their new proposed regulations changing the definition of birth control and allowing conscience clauses are a bunch of bull shit. These proposed regulations were introduced last Thursday, and the public only has 30 days after the proposal to voice their opinions on this matter. You can also sign a petition by the kick ass Hillary Clinton urging Michael Levitt to revise these proposals to remove this dangerous language. B/c that is how someone stands up for women’s reproductive rights. *hehem*
Drop me your links in comments. Have a great day, Readerland!