D.L. Hughley On Black Women: “Angry All The Time”

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  • Actor D.L. Hughley said some offensive shit on NPR about women, especially black women, in a recent interview. Regarding women, he criticized our ability to reason and said, “If a man can have a face only a mother can love, then women can have personalities only fathers can love.” Of black women in particular, he said they are “angry all the time” and ”I’ve never met an angrier group of people.” BRAIN. EXPLODES. Later on in the interview, he says he “respects” black women, which is so unapparent in the rest of what he says. [NPR via Naturally Moi]
  • Vice President Joe Biden says transgender discrimination is “the civil rights issue of our time.” [Huffington Post]
  • How rap can help end rape culture, in regards to Angel Haze and her new song “Cleaning Out My Closet” about the sexual assaults she suffered as a child. [The Atlantic]
  • This is a pretty great piece about “brown gurl code” among Muslim women and women of color. [Oppressed Brown Girls Doing Things]
  • Meet Sally Kohn, a former community organizer and one of the token liberals on Fox News. (Plus, seven other political pundits to love!) [New York Times, After Ellen]
  • Daisy from xoJane on why she doesn’t call herself a feminist. [xoJane]
  • On why women’s studies is needed now more than ever. [Crunk Feminist Collective]
  • Deep question: Halloween is gay, but is it lesbian? [After Ellen]
  • An open letter to sports bra manufacturers. [Huffington Post]

INTERNATIONAL

  • Meet the Iranian filmmaker Nicole Kian Sadighi, whose film “I Am Neda” remembers Neda, the young woman who was murdered during protests for the 2009 elections. [Women's Media Center]
  • Literature by gay authors is having a moment in India. [Guardian UK]
  • On Arabic women who are using Facebook to sell their crafts. [New York Times]
  • One-quarter of Australian women have been sexually harassed at work, according to a new poll by the Australian Human Rights Commission. [Guardian UK]
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