On Our Radar: Racist Fashion, Sexist Science, and No Homophobes
It's Friday, and that means it's time for another links roundup! Here's what we've been reading this week:
- "Fauxcahontas"? Really? Deb Merskin dissects the media's offensive use of racial slurs in the Brown-Warren election. [Name It Change It]
- Fifty years after Silent Spring was published, Amanda Hess argues that science is still sexist. [Slate]
- We doubt you have the stomach for an Ann Coulter video, but just in case... "Ann Coulter Tries To Tell Whoopi Goldberg How Black People Feel About Things. It Does Not Go Well." [Upworthy]
- Did you read that story about the Sikh woman and the reddit user who made fun of her and then apologized? You should. It will (temporarily) restore your faith in the Internet. [Feministing/Jezebel]
- You know when your "Racist Iconography in Fashion" Google alert goes off, it can't be good. The New York Times reviewed the latest Dolce & Gabbana collection and didn't think to mention its racist and dehumanizing imagery. [Fuck You, Grey Lady]
- Alyssa Rosenburg lists her "Six Best Kids and Teenagers On Television." Shania from New Normal did kill that Grey Gardens impression. [Think Progress]
- Have you been keeping up with Vulture's Pop Culture Memory Lane video series? That one where Casey Wilson met an understudy from RENT was pretty good, but this Garfunkel and Oates Meet Oates one might be the best yet. [Vulture]
- New site NoHomophobes counts how many times we use homophobic language on Twitter each day. It's a lot. [NoHomophobes]
- Bitch guest blogger Caitlin Wood was hilarious and informative in her Q&A "Ask a Woman in a Wheelchair." [The Hairpin]
What have you been reading this week? Let us know in the comments!
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