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Links Return Again

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

It would be great if this image of Karlesha Thurman had gone viral for better reasons (like because it’s beautiful) … Thurman posted this photo on the Black Women Do Breastfeed Facebook page. Although she never posted it on Instagram or Twitter, NewsOne reports that Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook went ablaze with men and women, […]

Long Overdue Links

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Debbie says So the site was down, and various things happened, and we’ve been posting a little less frequently than usual, and the links have been piling up like nobody’s business. I’m going to trim off some of the old ones from the list, but this will still get long … *** This will come […]

Trapped in the Wrong Body … Maybe, Maybe Not.

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Laurie and Debbie say: The oh-so-common cultural narrative of trans people is that they were born “trapped in the wrong body.” Of course, while this is the lived experience of many people, nobody’s story is simple. Writing in Buzzfeed, Thomas Page McBee takes on the belief that “trapped in the wrong body” and trans are […]

Tuesday Linksday

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Debbie says: A very rich selection of links this week: Extreme wheelchair sports provide great visuals: Wheelz does what he calls WCMX, or wheelchair motocross. It’s like BMX, except with four wheels instead of two. Oh, and a disability thrown in just to keep it interesting. Wheelz practically invented the sport. There are other wheelchair […]

Linksday With an Explanation

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Debbie says: This is the post that was supposed to go up the Monday after Thanksgiving, one week ago tonight. That’s the night we discovered that the back end of our blog had disappeared (literally into a blank white screen). Our webmaster had a series of mishaps (including illness and power failure) which prevented him […]

Thanksgiving 2013: So Much to Be Thankful For

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Laurie and Debbie say: There’s so much good news that we’re leaving stuff out! Let’s start with an in-your-face inspiring video. “Say it right or don’t say it at all,” says Sha’Condria “iCon” Sibley, 2012 National Poetry Slam Championship Team, in a video entitled “For All the Little Black Girls with Big Names (dedicated to […]

Judith Butler: The Cat’s Meow

Friday, July 19th, 2013

  Laurie and Debbie’s cats say: Meow! We don’t usually read the internet, because it doesn’t come with either tuna or strings to chase. But we do like Binary This, especially when they make so much sense. This is just the beginning. You want to read the rest. We don’t get why Judith Butler (who […]

Tough Women Make the News

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Debbie says: Laurie and I don’t usually get our blogging sources from mainstream politics, but this week I found myself watching two clips from TV news, both of which I think have resonances for Body Impolitic readers. Rachel Jeantel was a key witness in the Trayvon Martin case. The video showing a widely-reported moment in […]

Bay Area Peeps: Girl Talk Tonight!

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Debbie says: I’m a long-time fan of Girl Talk, the ongoing “cis and transwomen dialogue” performance series, curated by Gina DeVries, Elena Rose, and Julia Serano. This year’s performance is tonight, June 27, at the African American Art and Culture Complex in San Francisco, as part of the 16th Annual National Queer Arts Festival. Now […]

The Male Gaze: Noxious Idea Seeks Someone to Own It

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

Debbie says: Sesali Bowen at Feministing has an interesting take on “the male gaze.” The term, which Laurie and I have often used, came into prominence nearly forty years ago: In her 1975 essay “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema”, Laura Mulvey … stated that women were objectified in film because heterosexual men were in control […]

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