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Watch Clair Huxtable School Us All On Gender Stereotypes & Marriage Dynamics

Clair Huxtable
"Get It Together And Drop These Macho Attitudes"

Everyday Feminism dug into the “Cosby Show” vault to present us with this spot-on Clair Huxtable speech about what really makes for an equal marriage. Gender stereotypes do not a happy marriage make! I could go on, but she’ll sum it all up for you much better than I could. [Everyday Feminism]

Can Michelle Obama Inspire Another The Cosby Show?

It’s June now. The election was eight months ago. It’s kind of a random time for Robin Givhan at The Washington Post to pen a heady thinkpiece about What Michelle Obama, As A Black Woman, Means.

But whatever. I feel like I’m back at the Gender Studies department again!

Givhan, herself a black woman, has written a thoughtful analysis of the precedent Clair Huxtable on “The Cosby Show” set for Michelle Obama, who was and continues to be the foremost black woman in a starring role on a major mainstream TV show.

America’s never had a black president or a black First Lady. But Givhan asks us not to forget about the boob tube, either: the last time Clair Huxtable was on TV was an astonishing 17 years ago. Keep reading »

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