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Beat Makers with Boobs: Hip Hop, Race, and Feminism
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Catherine Deneuve in Belle de Jour. 1967.
Film was more daring… then… and abroad. This exploration of perversion is reminiscent of Le Balcon. Another goodie. 
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post Whitney.
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DAZED DIGITAL ART/CULTURE FOCUS
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The Combahee River Collective statement, 1977. 

We are a collective of Black feminists who have been meeting together since 1974. During that time we have been involved in the process of defining and clarifying our politics, while at the same time doing political work within our own group and in coalition with other progressive organizations and movements. The most general statement of our politics at the present time would be that we are actively committed to struggling against racial, sexual, heterosexual, and class oppression, and see as our particular task the development of integrated analysis and practice based upon the fact that the major systems of oppression are interlocking. The synthesis of these oppressions creates the conditions of our lives. As Black women we see Black feminism as the logical political movement to combat the manifold and simultaneous oppressions that all women of color face.
We will discuss four major topics in the paper that follows: (1) the genesis of contemporary Black feminism; (2) what we believe, i.e., the specific province of our politics; (3) the problems in organizing Black feminists, including a brief herstory of our collective; and (4) Black feminist issues and practice.
(Read in its entirety.)
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Regarding Hitchens,XX avis.
Smart girls do drugs, says science.
Life with a billionaire.
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Miss Representation 8 min. Trailer 8/23/11 from Miss Representation on Vimeo.

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Last year when Gosling was promoting Blue Valentine he said this is response to the film being slapped with an NC-17 rating.

You have to question a cinematic culture which preaches artistic expression, and yet would support a decision that is clearly a product of a patriarchy-dominant society, which tries to control how women are depicted on screen. The MPAA is okay supporting scenes that portray women in scenarios of sexual torture and violence for entertainment purposes, but they are trying to force us to look away from a scene that shows a woman in a sexual scenario, which is both complicit and complex. It’s misogynistic in nature to try and control a woman’s sexual presentation of self. I consider this an issue that is bigger than this film.

I wish Ryan Gosling were in the all of the alternative gender, sexuality, feminism, women studies courses I took in undergrad. More and more I’m convinced he’s the perfect man. His mind is just beautiful man. Which is why Feminist Ryan Gosling is genius. 
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"I’m proposing the two of you be mine."