Month: December 2015

5 Things That Made Me a Happy Feminist This Week

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Amber Rose poses as feminist icons in a new photo shoot for Paper magazine.

In October Amber Rose hosted a “slut walk” in Los Angeles to protest the frequent slut-shaming that occurs in pop culture and society at large and this fall was featured in a hilarious parody video challenging the idea of “the walk of shame.”

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In the Paper magazine photo shoot Amber Rose represents women like Gloria Steinem, Susan B. Anthony, Dorothy Pitman Hughes and Rosie the Riveter. Check out more photos on the Paper magazine Instagram feed.


Am I a Sellout?

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During last week’s episode of Being Mary Jane (which is one of my favorite shows on television right now) Gabrielle Union’s character Mary Jane Paul, the cable news anchor who is the protagonist of the show, was accused of selling out.

Mary Jane was once at the helm of the show Talk Back with Mary Jane Paul, on which she covered minority issues and other topics often ignored by mainstream media. Recently, however, she was promoted to a highly coveted prime-time position with her station SNC, a move that meant more money and more celebrity, but less opportunities to cover issues of social justice. We’ve seen Mary Jane scoff at having to do stories on heroic puppies, but we’ve also seen her relishing in her new salary and spending allowance — buying a new wardrobe, a $30,000 handbag and even a new Tesla!

On last week’s episode Mary Jane spoke to a journalism class at a local HBCU and one student boldly said to her “You sold out!” and accused her of being more concerned with fame and fortune than reporting the news. Mary Jane quickly replied that she didn’t sell out, she “bought in.” The student’s words, however, haunted her long after she left campus.

They haunted me, too.

Am I a sellout?


It’s National Cookie Day!

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Insomnia Cookies are the perfect fuel for late-night blogging sessions.

Today is National Cookie Day, but I’ve been celebrating most of this week munching on the treats I recently bought from Insomnia Cookies.

Insomnia Cookies are the best way to fuel a late-night blogging session because they’re open until 3 a.m. AND THEY DELIVER!


The 2015 #BlogLikeCrazy All-Stars

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Each year, I challenge the women of See Jane Write to publish a new blog post every day in the month of November. I call this challenge #BlogLikeCrazy. And I’m so glad that every year a few ladies (and gentlemen) accept.

Today I salute the #BlogLikeCrazy All-Stars for 2015 — the bloggers who succeeded in giving their readers new content every day in November.