Science Blog Editor Calls Black Female Science Writer An “Urban Whore” For Turning Down Unpaid Gig

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  • A blog editor called Danielle N. Lee, Ph.D., a black female science writer, an “urban whore” after she declined an unpaid blogging gig for Biology-Online.org, a partner site of Scientific American. When Lee blogged about the incident for her Scientific American blog, the post was removed by her editors without warning, though bloggers for the site are reportedly usually given the freedom to blog about anything of their choosing. [Raw Story]
  • Does your daughter want to dress up as Spider-man for Halloween? Good news! There’s a costume just for her — but it’s all pink and frilly because girls. Ugh. [Jezebel]
  • Here’s Jezebel’s Lindy West on how Jessie Kahnweiler’s short film “Meet My Rapist” is rape comedy done right. [Jezebel]
  • A recent study conducted by Essence magazine concluded that the majority of imagery associated with African American women is heavily negative and rooted in stereotypes. Yesterday’s “Melissa Perry-Harris Show” discussed the topic. Video at the link! [MSNBC]
  • Utah’s reason for standing against same-sex unions? Gay couples can’t procreate. [Gawker]
  • How using sexy female avatars in video games affects real life women. [TIME]
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