On Our Radar: Banned Books, Sex Talk, and Being a Bad Feminist
Another Friday, another links roundup! Here's what we've been reading this week:
- It's Banned Book Week! Read a banned book to celebrate. If you need suggestions, check out Anna Clark's piece on how Beloved is taught in schools. [Daily Beast]
- What's missing from the national conversation about birth control? Here's a hint: Says Chloe Angyal, "We are having a national discussion about birth control, without ever mentioning the basic human activity that can lead to birth." You guessed it! (Sex.) [The Guardian]
- Everyone is up in arms over what Mitt Romney said about Big Bird, but Levar Burton wants to remind you that cutting funding for PBS would hurt more than just our giant yellow feathered friend. [TMZ]
- We usually hate Disney Princess stuff, but this "I Am a Princess" video is surprisingly touching. Damnit! [YouTube]
- Roxane Gay would rather be a bad feminist than no feminist at all. That. All the way. [Virginia Quarterly Review]
- That photo of a sailor kissing a nurse on V-J Day captured more than just the end of the war: It is also a depiction of sexual assault. [Crates and Ribbons]
- Tracey Ross reviews Iconic, Lakesia Johnson's book about how negative stereotypes have followed black women throughout history. [Racialicious]
- In case you missed it: This video of a news anchor calling bullshit on the viewer who thinks she's too fat is awesome. [Upworthy]
What's on your radar this week? Let us know in the comments!
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