Posts tagged "latina"

The Soapbox: On Disney’s First Latina Princess

“Disney is releasing a Latina princess soon, mija,” I declared to my daughter as we drove away from her school and on our way to pick up her dad. “Good!” she said firmly. But of course, I rarely let that be the end of any conversation. “Why good?” I probed.

What followed wa…

By: Veronica Arreola / October 29, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Summer’s Eve Pulls Their Racist Douche Ads Offline

Summer’s Eve pulled two of their racist douche commercials offline after an outpouring of complaints over their depictions of black and Latina women. Summer’s Eve’s PR defended their ads — like the sassy black vagina spoke with an “urban” accent and talked about how much money she spends on her hair — as “empowering”

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 27, 2011

Douching Is All About “Empowerment,” Says Summer’s Eve PR

Yesterday, thanks to Summer’s Eve douching products, I learned that my vagina is “the most powerful thing on Earth and that samauri warriors and medieval jousting was all about fighting over a good, clean vagina. It turns out there are more douche-y douche commercials where that came from.

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 19, 2011

“The Dirty Girls Social Club” Author Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez Alleges Racist TV Adaptation Of Her Book

Most authors would die to see their book made into a movie or TV show. But not Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez — not anymore. The author of The Dirty Girls Social Club got ahold of a script based on her book and was shocked to see that: 1) all the black characters were removed and changed to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 23, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Colorado Gets Its First Lesbian Supreme Court Judge

Meet Monica Marquez, 41, the first lesbian and Latina Supreme Court justice in Colorado. Monica and her dad, a retired senior judge who was the state’s first Latino to serve on the appeals court. Both cried with joy as he read to her the Colorado Supreme Court oath. She’s a graduate of Stanford and Yale…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 15, 2010

Is It Odd Jennifer Lopez Has Red-Headed Babies In “The Back-up Plan”?

I haven’t seen “The Back-up Plan” yet, which is Jennifer Lopez‘s new flick about a woman who conceives via a sperm donor before meeting a guy she falls in love with. I just read this post at Feministing by blogger Miriam Perez, though, which pointed out something kind of odd: Lopez’s character in the film…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 21, 2010

Quotable: America Ferrera Will Never Have Blonde Hair Or Blue Eyes

America Ferrera: “There was this part in this movie with this director who shall remain nameless. It was a story set in Texas about this family and they weren’t sure who they were going to cast as the male role, so they were holding off on the female role, depending on if the male role…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 22, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Sonia Sotomayor Confirmed To The Supreme Court

Sonia Sotomayor has been confirmed by the Senate in a 68-31 vote. After she receives the oath of office, Sotomayor will be the first Latina judge and third female judge to join the bench. [New York Times]
Chris Brown‘s sentencing for his assault of Rihanna has been delayed until August 27th. The judge on the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 6, 2009

Breaking: Sonia Sotomayor Can Be Objective, Too

Supreme Court justice nominee Sonia Sotomayor is in the middle her confirmation hearings. Each day, we reach new heights of irritation that her impartiality is called into question.

Sen. Jeff Sessions of Senate Judiciary Committee summed up the tone the best on “Face The Nation” on Sunday, when he said, “Every judge must be…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 15, 2009