Beach tiger (at State Beach)
~Stacia L. Brown, Carrying Jada
I love this piece. We should not expect young survivors to have to “stand” and be strong.
Watch Jessica Valenti in the documentary How to Lose Your Virginity streaming in July at watch.virginitymovie.com.
I’m a GIF!
Female voters in the US have been called “soccer moms” and “security moms”. In 2004, single women were “Sex and the City voters”. Now – because apparently women can’t ever just be “citizens” or “voters”, or more likely because conservatives prefer to call us names instead of delving too deep into women’s issues – we are “Beyoncé voters”. Bow down, bitches.
Most single ladies would generally be thrilled with a comparison to Queen Bey in any way, shape or form, but the cutesy nicknames for politically-engaged women need to stop. Surely pundits and the political media culture can deal with the collective electoral power of the majority voting bloc in this country in some better way than symbolically calling us “sweetheart”, complete with head pat.
Read the rest at The Guardian.