Girls Rock NC is in it's 10th year of holding rock music feminist camps for girls in North Carolina. Their programs use music as a vehicle for building community and self-esteem in young girls. Each year, the camp gives the girls a mix CD of women who have rocked out before them. Camp co-founder Beth Turner put together this selection from some of those mixes, with songs ranging from Bikini Kill to Luscious Jackson.
Welcome to Ms. Opinionated, our weekly advice column dealing with questions of life, love, feminism, and pop culture. This week, Nicole Georges takes on a question we've all had: How do you deal with an intolerable dude who constantly applauds how enlightened he is?
I have a guy who is in my circle of friends who is quite loud an opinionated. He's your typical white, middle class, privileged male who knows everything. He can be fun in small doses, but he's also a racist, homophobic misogynist—and makes excuses like he hates everyone equally or is only kidding.
Recently, I talked with Indian-American romance novel author Suleikha Snyder about her work writing romance tales starring people of color. “Don't people like me deserve a happy ending, too?” she said. This same question should be asked for people across the spectrum of sexuality, especially in the romance where the plot is often built around relationships leading to either tragecy or happy endings.
There are lots of romance novels featuring LGBTQ characters, but readers likely have to seek them out. Last week, I interviewed two editors at specialty romance presses about the queer-centric titles they publish.
• In the United States, low-paying service jobs have increased to nearly half of all jobs.This graph on labor projections for 2022 shows I will not be retiring my food-service apron any time soon.Ouch.[The Atlantic]
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