Your Hair and Makeup Could “Sabotage” Your Career. Really?

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By Cristina Fahrbach-Connors Listen up, long-haired ladies over 40. If you are looking for a job, or have a job and want to keep it, your best bet is to get to the hair salon immediately. Accordingly to a mean-spirited article written by Vivia Chen of The Careerist, your messy long hair not only makes you look bad, but is “playing … [Read more...]

Olympic Women Succeed, but is it Really Fair Play?

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By Emma Shakarshy This Sunday the Olympic flame will be extinguished, marking the end of the 2012 summer Olympic Games in London. In addition to honoring and celebrating the achievements of all the Olympic athletes, the Closing Ceremony unites the world's athletes who will march together as 'one nation'. It's been a rousing few … [Read more...]

Using Cosmetic Surgery Stop Bullying?

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A few weeks ago, ABCNews.com reported an article "When Is Cosmetic Surgery the Answer to Bullyling?" (Um, never?) We particularly liked this smart response by blogger Shark-Fu of Angry Black Bitch, who allowed us to reprint this with her permission. When I was a wee bitch I was bullied mercilessly for all things related to my … [Read more...]

Chris Rock’s Documentary Gets to the Root of Good Hair

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You gotta see "Good Hair." It's a great film for everyone, taking a humorously candid look at the politics of and price paid for beauty. A mix between Chris Rock's cheeky stand-up and Michael Moore's tongue-in-cheek documentaries, you'll be surprised by the facts presented around the national and global politics surrounding the … [Read more...]

The Taming of Blackness

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[This post is part of a round table discussion I am a part of at Anti-Racist Parent about a recent Atlanta Journal-Constitution article written by Michelle Hiskey called "Perfect Braids Show Depth of Dad's Devotion." The AJC article raised a number of issues around beauty standards and norms surrounding black hair. The piece … [Read more...]

What a Tangled Web Around Hair We Weave

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The blogosphere seems to be blowing up this week with debate around the quest for and meaning of "good" hair in the Black community. The trailer for Chris Rock's upcoming documentary Good Hair takes a humorous look the complicated politics around Black women and their hair. Yet the project's inspiration, Rock's own … [Read more...]