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GLG Weekly Round-Up

In Weekly Round-Up on November 25, 2012 at 4:01 pm

After a long weekend and some time away from the internet, here are just few reads from the last couple weeks.

Sarah McCarry on watching violence against women at the movies.

A Racialicious Thanksgiving Special: The Native American Vote in New Mexico and Beyond.

Lastly: a cool conversation in the NYT on narrative in contemporary films.


GLG Weekly Round-Up

In Weekly Round-Up on October 19, 2012 at 12:01 pm

A few fun reads from around the web this week (and last week!). Have a great weekend!

Sayantani DasGupta talks imperialism, sexism, and Half the Sky over at Racialicious.  

“Despite the issues I have with militarism, or this country’s campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, I’m all for cheering for female pilots (yea, bada&& flying ladies!). What I can’t just can’t stand by and let slide is this “your women are oppressed, but ours are awesome” rhetoric, a rhetoric which only illuminates how–both actually and metaphorically–racism, xenophobia, and imperialism so often play out on women’s bodies around the world.”

Andrienne K. discusses Stanford, college mascots, and racism at Native Appropriations:

“So to the people I chatted with, Nick H., the students who ordered a Stanford Indian sweatshirt, the Cardinal Council, the Class of 1962, and anyone else who donned a Indian image without thinking twice. Just stop for a moment, and really listen. Push aside the defensive and dismissive feelings, and realize that it’s not totally your fault. You’ve been socialized in a system that has normalized racism against Native people. You’ve been raised in a society that sugar-coats its colonial and genocidal past, and ignores the modern presence of Native peoples. So maybe you weren’t personally responsible for any of that. But now, I’ve taken away your ignorance defense. You now know how hurtful and harmful these images are, you know how it feels for me, a Native person, to see them at my alma mater.”

Lindy West talks about women, weight, and Hollywood over at Jezebel:

“I’m grateful to have Melissa McCarthy and Rebel Wilson on my screen, if only as an affirmation that women of all sizes can be funny and powerful and smart and successful. But I look forward to the day when they just get to be women.”

Also, this week: Arturo Garcia talks about how “Harvard’s Voice, puts its foot in its mouth,” via Racialicious and check out First up: Rosie Perez on Mitt Romney.

GLG Weekly Round-Up

In Weekly Round-Up on September 21, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Just a few reads from around the web this week. Did you read anything awesome this week? If so, we would love to know in the comments section!  Have a great weekend.

Dr. Jason Eastman talks race and sports in “Nature, Nurture, and the Pro Athlete,” at Racialicious.

In solidarity with the Chicago Teachers’ Strike, from the Crunk Feminist Collective: “Striking Teachers Are Also Parents.

refresh_daemon takes on Asian stereotypes and PSY’s Gangnam style, “PSY the Acceptable Asian Man,” at Racialicious.

GLG Weekly Round-Up

In Weekly Round-Up on September 14, 2012 at 12:07 pm

As we head into the weekend, here just a few reads from around the web this week. Have a great weekend!

N+1 does a round-up of books by hip hop artists in “It Was Written.”

Lesley Kinzel takes on the USTA’s terrible treatment of the #1 Junior Tennis player in the U.S: “#1 Junior Tennis Player in the World Benched for Being Too Fat.”

Racilicious crushes on Kerry Washington this week in their crush of the week column (because she’s so awesome!!).

In “Not So Hot for Teacher,” Elizabeth Alsop wonders why popular TV shows like “Breaking Bad” and “The Big C” are giving teachers a black eye.

And Sarah T. writes about losing things, friends, and floods for Billfold, “My Stuff Was Myself, But Then It Was Gone.

GLG Weekly Round-Up

In DNC, election 2012, Weekly Round-Up on September 8, 2012 at 8:11 am

Like a few of you (perhaps) I spent much of my week watching the DNC. Thus, here are just a couple DNC-ish-themed links from around the web this week. Any great-election-related links? Share in the comments!

On the amazing Melissa Harris Perry and eloquent rage, “At the risk of sounding angry” from the Crunk Feminist Collective.

And MHP talks about that same rage, American politics, and more in “5 Questions for MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry,” from Raw Story.

Karen Cox talks about marketing Charlotte for and during the DNC in “DNC Watch: Charlotte Businesses Play the Southern Card” over at Pop South.

Two historically black fraternities create a super PAC to re-elect Obama and register a million voters: “Can a Super PAC of Black Fraternity Brothers Register a Million Voters for Obama?” over at Colorlines.

GLG Weekly Round-Up

In Weekly Round-Up on August 24, 2012 at 7:11 am

Check out “Our Voices, Our Stories: Training African Women’s & LGBT Organizations to Use Social Media is Critical” over at Spektra Speaks (and this one too).

And here is the Crunk Feminist Collective on the color of terrorism: “American breeds terrorists. And they are white not brown.”

Rebecca Solnit explores the type of man who thinks he knows everything, and who expects women to be the grateful recipients of his condescending lectures.

Natasha Vargas-Cooper writes about literary criticism that doubles as self-help in “Hard Blows.”

GLG pal Tammy Oler examines Pinterest’s visible girliness over at Bitch.

When women speak about their experiences with violence, many people don’t want to hear them. Lidia Yuknavitch’s powerful essay “Explicit Violence” demands recognition.

Ta-Nehisi Coates considers race and Obama’s presidency in “Fear of a Black President”

Michelle Dean writes about class, race, and TLC’s Here Comes Honey Boo Boo at Slate.

GLG Weekly Round-Up

In Weekly Round-Up on August 10, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Here are this week’s links. Have a great weekend!

Juan Cole discusses the Top Ten differences between White Terrorists and Others, at Informed Comment.

Check out Dr. Tanisha Ford’s awesome response to the NYT coverage of white fashion in the Ivory Tower in “Haute Couture in the Ivory Tower,” at Racialicious.

From Gawker, “Rapper Le1f is Very Good and Very Gay” (Get ready for his horn-driven single “Wut” to take over your brain.)

From New York Magazine, “Was the New York Times Too Mean to Lolo Jones?” If you by mean you mean sexist, yes.

GLG Weekly Round-Up

In Weekly Round-Up on August 4, 2012 at 10:52 am

Have a great weekend!

This week’s links:

A beautiful personal essay about queerness and being transgender by Thomas Page McBee, at The Rumpus.

The New York Times covers sexual harassment in the online gaming community.

Autostraddle has a great and informative interview with queer feminist Texas Representative Mary Gonzalez.

Dodai Stewart responds to the commentary on Gabby Douglas’ hair, over at Jezebel. And check out awesome coverage of women’s gymnastics and the incredible Gabby Douglas over at the Crunk Feminist Collective.

And from the wonderful Sarah S:

Slate on race and casting calls

Do you agree with this list of the Top 10 Joss Whedon characters? (Sarah T. does not! Too many dudes, too little Faith/Zoe/Kaylee.)

Weekly Round-Up x 2

In Weekly Round-Up on July 27, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Last week, I ventured to the Berkshires where there was only dial-up internet and then to a conference in Boston where there was loads of internet but no time. Thus, this week here are some fun readings to make-up for last week’s lack! Have a great weekend.

Margaret Cho on feeling comfortable in her own body, in response to Gabi Gregg’s smokin’ bikini photos.

Kase Wickman interviews Lauren Greenfield about her new documentary, The Queen of Versailles over at The Hairpin.

David J. Leanord writes about Serena Williams’ Wimbledon victory and white supremacy at New Black Man in Exile: Serena Williams: “Ain’t I A Champion.”

And check out “The Othering of Barack Obama and the Growing of a Movement,” by  Scot Nakagawa at Race Files.

Anything to add? Let us know in the comments!

GLG Weekly Round-Up

In Weekly Round-Up on July 13, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Just some good reads from around the web this week. Have a great weekend!

Two takes on the Daniel Tosh rape joke controversy, from Lindy West at Jezebel and Roxane Gay at Salon. And coming on the heels of this week’s conversation about rape culture, an article by Liz Gorman describes being sexually assaulted in broad daylight and “walking while female.”

Anna Lekas Miller writes about the fetishization of race at Feministe.

Amy Poehler, Best Person Ever, debuts a new video series in which she gives advice to teens.

A Turkish art student re-creates famous scenes from Hollywood movies as Ottoman miniatures.

GLG Weekly Round-Up

In hip hop, music videos, Weekly Round-Up, Women's health on June 29, 2012 at 5:30 pm
Here are some of the GLG folks favorite reads from around the web this week. Have a great weekend!



Some amazing thoughts on Lupe Fiasco’s “Bitch Bad” from Crunk Feminist Collective.


And over at Disgrasian, Jen Wang gracefully tackles Amy Sherman Palladino’s response to Shonda Rhimes in “Sorry but Criticizing a TV Show For Its Lack of Diversity Does Not Equal ‘Woman Hate.”


Crunk Feminist Collective breaks down the Supreme Court’s historic heath care decision: “Health Care, Reform, and Policits: Is the Supreme Court Crunk?


Lastly, a quick shout out and thank you to Fembot for linking back to GLG today!

GLG Weekly Round-Up

In body politics, hip hop, race, social media, Weekly Round-Up on June 22, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Here are some super interesting reads from around the web this week. Enjoy!

An intriguing read on social media, viruses, and violence from A.J. Aronstein, “The Plague Years” at the New Inquiry.

Arturo Garcia provides provides coverage about Jonathan Wall’s racist and violent treatment at a North Carolina bar, on Racialicious: “Grad Student’s Story Leads To Protest Against North Carolina Bar.”

Cord Jefferson has a terrific essay exploring the capitalist underpinnings of “No Church In the Wild” and the Watch the Throne version of revolution.

The writers at XOJane are public personae. Does that mean they can (or should) write about each other? Tracie Egan Morrissey considers Cat Marnell at Jezebel.

A great piece from Dances With Fat, “Feeling Fat vs. Being Fat” in response to Daisy’s “I’m Fat and I’m Not Okay With It” piece at xoJane.

GLG Weekly Round-Up

In activism, gender, race, Weekly Round-Up on June 15, 2012 at 9:38 am

Here are some fun and interesting things the GLG folks read this week. What did you read this week? Let us know in the comments!

From the Racialicious Tumblr, debunking the Kumbaya myth.

Check out the awesome trailer for the upcoming Dear White People movie here and their Tumblr here.

What pop culture items do academics study most? Buffy? The Matrix? Find out the answer this week at Slate.

A recap of the misogynistic backlash to Anita Sarkeesian’s Kickstarted project about video games and misogyny, on Feminist Philosophers. And another post from Slate on this same topic.

Lastly: Going on a date this weekend? And looking for a perfume? Smell like Labyrinth! Check out Labyrinth-inspired perfumes over at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab.

GLG Weekly Roundup

In Weekly Round-Up on June 2, 2012 at 8:44 am

This week, people wrote things on the internet! Here is a small sample of some of those things.

– Crunktastic writes a moving essay about black women, nudity, the politics of touch, and capitalism.

– A great conversation about domesticity in poetry with writers Rachel Zucker, Wayne Koestenbaum, and Matthew Rohrer.

– Zach Baron appreciates Kristen Stewart’s awkward, mumbly authenticity.

– GLG pal Martina has a wonderful personal essay about standing up to street harassment.

– The Rumpus interview (in partially comic form) with graphic novelist and national treasure Alison Bechdel.

– Choire Sicha gives a brief history of trigger warnings (and an account of the current debate over whether the term has become too generalized).

What did you read this week?

GLG Weekly Round-Up

In Uncategorized, Weekly Round-Up on May 11, 2012 at 7:47 pm

On the Avengers & sexism (and thanks to Jessica for this link!)

At Racialicious: Three characters of color who probably won’t benefit from The Avengers’ success

And another Avengers article on how the kickass Black Widow got ignored by many male movie critics (courtesy of Ehren)

Amazing presentation, posted on Native Appropriations, that traces the Urban Outfitters’ misuse and appropriation of Navajo and the subsequent scandal

At The Rumpus, Steve Almond on what Mitt Romney’s response to revelations about his past as a high school bully can tell us about him as a person and a politician

Chis Brown is the worst; Drake is ambiguously insulting; Rihanna deserves better than both

The Rejectionist on the struggle to learn what, and how, to fight


GLG Weekly Round-up: Race & the Media

In activism, race, violence, Weekly Round-Up on May 4, 2012 at 10:13 am

It has been a rather quiet week on GLG (mostly because we are having an in-person GLG reunion over here in Oregon) and we shall be back in full force next week. But, in the meantime here are some links on race & the media. Have a great weekend!

From Adrienne K. of Native Appropriations:

Not from this week, but a great post from Herman Gray on Flow TV on race, space, and the media:

From Thea Lim at Racialicious:

Also from Racialicious, Arturo Garcia on Ashton Kutcher in brownface (WTF!):

From the Nation, a great post on Race, Racism, and Millenials:

Lastly and importantly: race, violence, transphobia, and activism for Cece McDonald.

GLG Weekly Round-up

In feminism, Television, Weekly Round-Up on April 21, 2012 at 9:31 am

Here are just a few good reads from around the internet this week. Have a great weekend!

“Bodies Have Histories” From the Crunk Feminist Collective:

Adrienne K. on “Savage That” Video over on Native Appropriations:

“Horrible Death Imminent according to TV” at the Awl:

On Tupac’s digital second life, from the New York Times:

The Rise of the Mormon Feminist Housewife, from Salon:

And, finally why Community is TV’s most ambitious show, from Vulture:

Weekly Round-up: Arizona & the Ban on Ethnic Studies

In activism, Education, Ethnic Studies, race, Weekly Round-Up on April 13, 2012 at 12:04 pm

The Arizona Unified School District is axing its Mexican-American studies program, thanks to the support of (and made possible by) AZ Governor Jan Brewer. The AUSD is blaming financial shortfall, but that seems to be quite the lie. The entire debacle is bad news bears, to put it mildly. So, here are a few links on the situation in the Southwest.

From Racialicious:

From Huffignton Post:

From the Crunk Feminist Collective:

From The Daily Show:
The Daily Show

To stay up-to-date on what’s going on in Arizona:

GLG Weekly Round-up

In activism, race, Weekly Round-Up on April 6, 2012 at 11:28 am

This week, some important reads from around the web on Trayvon Martin and then a profile on Camila Vallejo, leader of Chile’s student protest movement, and a response to said profile.

From Ms. Magazine:

And, this is terrifying:

“I am not Trayvon Martin” youtube video:

The New York Times profiles Camila Vallejo, the leader of Chile’s student protest movement:

And Bitch observes the sexism embedded in said profile:

Weekly Round-up: The Hunger Games & Race

In Hunger Games, race, violence, Weekly Round-Up on March 30, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Keeping with this week’s theme, here are some good reads from around the web on The Hunger Games and race. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

From Jezebel:

From Racialicious:

From the Awl:

From the New York Times:

From Nerdgasm Noire Network:

And, from Slate a really cool slideshow of the town where District 12 was shot:

GLG Weekly Round-up: Trayvon Martin

In activism, race, violence, Weekly Round-Up on March 23, 2012 at 9:10 am

This week I want to dedicate the round-up to Trayvon Martin, race, and racism in the US. If you don’t yet know who he is, then now seems a pretty good time to get acquainted. And, if you have more links to share please please do so in the comments section.

Tim Wise on white denial & the unacceptable burden of blackness in America:

Images of the million hoodie march, from Racialicious:

From The Crunk Feminist Collective:

From the Atlantic, on the white savior industrial complex:

And, take action for Trayvon Martin at Color of Change:

GLG Weekly Round-up

In gender, race, reproductive health, Uncategorized, Weekly Round-Up, Women's health on March 9, 2012 at 6:56 am

This week, we have a variety of good reads from around the web including, but not limited to, reactions to the stop Kony campaign, Tim Wise on race & white resentment, and an article on masculinity and The Hunger Games (go Peeta!). Have a great weekend!

Tim Wise on his new book and white resentment:

Arturo Garcia on the problems with Invisible Children’s Stop Kony campaign, at Racialicious:

Jessica Winter at Time Magazine and “Are women people?:”

Two fun articles from Bitch Magazine … One on Cynthia Nixon and the politics of labels:

And one on The Hunger Games and masculinity:

Lastly, a super-cool interview with Jennifer Egan about the days before she made it as a writer:

GLG Weekly Round-up: Women’s Health

In body politics, reproductive health, Uncategorized, Weekly Round-Up, Women's health on March 3, 2012 at 6:37 am

With all the legislative madness afoot in the U.S. in regards to women’s health, we decided to devote this week’s weekly round-up to Women’s Health. Please share more links in the comments if you have them!

On the Academy Award-winning film, Saving Face:

On Virginia’s new proposed anti-abortion legislation:

From Slate:

From xoJane:

From Colorlines:

And in response,

From The Huffington Post:

And AJC:

GLG Weekly Round-up: Jeremy Lin & “Linsanity”

In race, sports, Weekly Round-Up on February 24, 2012 at 1:17 pm

This week GLG’s Weekly Round-up shall be devoted to the topic of “Linsanity” and all talk of Jeremy Lin around the web.

From Colorlines:

From Racialicious (and SNL):


From Grantland:

And in other pop culture news:

Melissa Chadburn has a great essay on the Rumpus about race, sexuality, identity, Obama, Prop 8, and the power of words:

The hilarious Julieanne Smolinski discusses the ins and outs of commenting and disagreeing on the internet, and also why she’d like to have seven minutes in heaven with Paul Krugman:

GLG Weekly Round-up

In gender, reproductive health, Weekly Round-Up on February 4, 2012 at 8:55 pm

As usual, just some good reads from around the internet. Enjoy!

“The New Girl” launches a defense of the manic pixie dream girl, as recapped by Vulture:

Molly Fischer critiques the ladyblogs of today at n+1…

… and several ladies affiliated with said blogs respond:

Emily Gould:

Autumn Whitefield-Madrano:

Anne Helen Petersen:

Some info and linkes on Komen’s de-funding of Plan Parenthood:

And the most recent update from Jezebel on Komen reversing their decision:

GLG Weekly Round-up

In race, Weekly Round-Up on January 27, 2012 at 2:12 pm

A gathering of great links from around the interwebs this week. Enjoy & have a great weekend!

Ten black style icons before Michelle Obama:

Interesting article on the difficulties faced by black women in Hollywood and the privilege that can blind others to the problem:

White female rage & Jan Brewer:

Mapping autism onto Mattie Ross in True Grit:

How fashion, feminism, and academics fit together:

Let’s all cry. Absolutely beautiful:

GLG Weekly Round-up

In race, Weekly Round-Up on January 22, 2012 at 9:10 am

Just a few links from around the interwebs …

Sady Doyle on the gifts insomnia bears:

TV and its eerie raceless world, from Salon:

Feminist Philosophers on “Push Girls,” a new reality TV show about four young women who use wheelchairs:

And this is the show Feminist Philosophers are talking about:

GLG Weekly Round-Up

In Weekly Round-Up on January 14, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Given that the presidential race is in full swing post Iowa and New Hampshire republican primaries. Here are some great articles on race, colorblindness, and republican rhetoric:

From Racialicious:

From the Crunk Feminist Collective:

And then some other fun links from around the Interwebs.

Annie Peterson on the legacy/stardom of Nathalie Wood:

From the Huffington Post, Janell Burley Hofmann on girls and body image:

An interesting response to last year’s “All the Single Ladies” from the Atlantic:

Another “watch list” for 2012 from Jennifer Williams’s blog:

And finally, yet another Breaking Dawn piece.

GLG Weekly Round-up

In gender, Weekly Round-Up on December 12, 2011 at 9:11 am

From last week, just a few posts from xoJane, Crunk Feminist Collective, and Tiger Beatdown that were pretty great.

s.e. smith on blogging threats and breaking the silence on blogging threats and breaking the silence on Tiger Beatdown

And xoJane asks Maragaret Cho some questions wherein she confesses to online shopping without buying (also, one of my favorite online activities).

More from xoJane on FDA and recent contraceptives ruling

Ending fall term with a great post on teaching & accountability from Crunk Feminist Collective. And another great post from CFC on a new film: It Gest Messy in Here

And lastly, as it is the season for gift giving, a few thoughts from CFC on different kinds of gifts

GLG Weekly Roundup

In Weekly Round-Up on November 23, 2011 at 10:43 pm

This week, an early/mini roundup in preparation for a weekend off … Some great posts from the Crunk Feminist Collective, xoJane, The Hairpin, and Fembot (newly launched!). And a follow-up from Jezebel on last week’s police violence at UC Davis.

A Report from Crunk Feminist Collective: Feminism 101 for Girls.

A great post from xoJane: on boobs and body politics by Marianne Kirby.

From the The Hairpin: A love letter to Paul Newman by Annie Peterson.

From Fembot, a thoughtful and thought provoking response to the ongoings at Penn State.

Continuing coverage of UC Davis police violence against students and Fox News’ crazy response, at Jezebel

Lastly, this really is all I want for Christmas, or rather Hannukah: J.Lo at AMAs