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The Problem with #BlackLivesMatter

Inside: Getting things off my chest; Pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon DISCLAIMER BY ANALOGY I’m always amazed by the number of women who have been harassed, abused, assaulted, sexually assaulted, stalked, molested and/or raped. This includes people that I know, love, and care about. Each time I find out or I’m told,…

Django

Inside: SPOILER ALERT; I do not recommend taking time out of your day to read my opinion about other people’s opinions; I feel like writing Have you seen Django? Hm.  Interesting.  Thoughts? White people?  Were you uncomfortable watching it in the movie theater? I wonder how many people who see it are aware of the…

The Slow Death of WPFW

Inside: This isn’t going to be what you think; Mixed feelings; Gentrication; The Slavery Station; Time for change;  Passing of the old guard ETA March 2014 I’m happy to say that WPFW is not dead. It has undergone a lot of changes since I originally wrote this. Some of the shenanigans in between then and…

Travon, Barack & Newt

Inside:  Can you relate?; Who do you relate to? Tribalism; Missing White Girl Syndrome Intro We were on a family vacation in western Massachusetts.  Bear with me.  This is not a “we were somewhere and they were so racist” intro. It’s beautiful up there with a tinge of sadness because most of the mills and businesses…

LGN 36: Fat-woman-ism

Like manna from Heaven.  I’ve been waiting for a good topic for my 700th blog post.  Something I could use a controversial title for.  This is dangerous territory.  Watch out for the ROUS. From Twitter to SoulBounce to this blog entry: http://www.dirtyprettythangs.com/2012/01/08/fat-girl-fairytales-the-amazing-transformation-of-jennifer-hudson/ It’s a critique of this commercial (that I don’t necessarily recommend watching): Now,…