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Wow, Bob Mackey! on Twitter: "doing deep Simpsons research and noticing a LOT of notes from MG about removing racist/ableist/homophobic jokes… "
aw. current writers should take notes.

(I have now not-watched The Simpsons for 2x as long as I did-watch it, with the exception of episodes circa 2016 playing in the laundromat)
bobservo  simpsons  notebook  criticism  editing  matt_groening  writer  writing  tv  1990s  culture  racism  handwriting 
april 2018 by cluebucket
Ghetto Fabulous: 13 Voices Speak On Fashion's Appropriation of Urban Culture
"Miley’s urban affectations fueled the frenzy around her. “Was her ratchet styling racist?” the media asked, as a barrage of incendiary tweets were fired in reply. Our thought at BULLETT: few questions that can be answered by an 8-ball are worth asking, and this wasn’t one of them. We wanted to know how."
bullettmedia.com  bullett  discussion  fashion  appropriation  culture  black  urban  pop  race  miley_cyrus  2014  2010s  2013  america  mykki_blanco  juliana_huxtable  class  prince_franco  matthew_josephs  dean_kissick  jeremy_lewis  jenna_sauers  akeem_smith  identity  ayesha_siddiqi  london  ella_plevin  andreas_aresti  writer  design  mih-ha_pham  junglepussy 
january 2014 by cluebucket
What is Found There: Adrienne Rich and a Life on the Margins | Hazlitt
"In her own life, Rich refused to accept that these public attitudes ought to guide her. She thus spent her life in what we sometimes call the 'margins.' She was a poet in a culture that came to prefer television and video games, and a radical in one that saw Planned Parenthood as a militant organization."
adrienne_rich  michelle_dean  essay  obituary  poet  politics  feminism  contradiction  life  writer  writing  culture  protest  quote  motherhood  1960s  1970s  2012  2013  hazlitt  randomhouse.ca 
january 2013 by cluebucket
An Interview With Caitlin Moran | The Hairpin
"The why not to have children chapter was written as a love letter to my sister Caz. She's always made it very clear that she never wants to have kids. One of the first questions men or women ask you is "Have you got kids?" At the start of a conversation you shouldn't be having to say "My womb's all fucked up and I haven't got a boyfriend!"
...
"The trick is, and there's a little bit of heartbreak, you have to just give up on the idea of being a princess. You have to give up on the idea of being fabulous. My kind of base position on existence is that you just have to admit you're a bit of a twat. You're a bit of a div, you're a kind of sweaty, stumpy, well-meaning idiot and you're trying your hardest, but it's just enough to be a sort of pleasant, polite person who's working quite hard and tries to be nice to the people they're nice to. We don't need to have any more ambitions than that! This whole sassiness thing – everything's got to be sarcastic, everything's got to be knowing, everything's got to be cynical... THAT is exhausting. It's just far better to go, you know what? I'm just basically a monkey in a dress, and the best I can hope for every day is just to be nice... just kind of dial it down a bit. There's a more sustainable idea of being a woman rather than feeling like you're in a fucking movie twenty-four hours a day."
chiara_atik  caitlin_moran  interview  thehairpin  feminism  writer  author  funny  women  life  quote  culture  society 
august 2012 by cluebucket

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