Caster Semenya’s True Identity Is Up to Her

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Gotta love the ongoing coverage around Caster Semenya, the South African runner whose gender has been questioned since her victory last month at the 2009 World Championships. Not only does this issue raise questions around gender and privacy, it also shows how absolutely skewed our conceptions of beauty and femininity are. In … [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...]