The comments of Obama, McCain, Hilary, Trump...etc. are mere reflections of the DC-area's widespread ignorance on this subject.
If you are a girl or young woman, you are damned if you don't and damned if you do. If you refrain from any expression of sexiness, you may be written off as irrelevant and unfeminine. But if you follow the guidelines, you run the risk of being judged, shamed and policed.
This type of hair-bullying is not just present in the media. It is present in our homes as learned self-hatred manifests in comments to little girls with looser textures that they have "pretty hair," while little girls with kinkier hair textures are told that they have "bad hair."
Kinky Friedman: Well, for one thing I'm going totally f**king deaf, which is a good thing. I only care about two things, and they are Libya and Charlie Sheen. Also, if you're going deaf and you're imaginative, you can think of more interesting things for people to say rather than what they're really saying.
Rev. Al Sharpton and I at a press conference in Detroit, Michigan (photo credit: Joe Jones) Gilbert Arenas, the relatively unknown basketball player ...
We're outraged about blatant acts of racism, but we're OK with institutionalized racism that prevents people of color from obtaining jobs, quality education, and employment. We consistently roll back policy aimed at redressing historical injustices. And that, my friends, is the worst kind of racism.
African American female servicemembers comprise the highest percentage of women in the military.
A student from another institution telephoned me and wanted to talk about political correctness. Our exchange, unedited, appears below.
It is remarkably ironic that this old anti-Hibernian slur -- 'hooligan' -- is applied primarily to soccer fans, for accounts that I have read describe the advocates of Ireland's team to be the most cordial and well-behaved in Europe.
I plowed through the crush of humanity that is Amtrak for another visit this week with Don Imus in Manhattan. As usual we meandered through a variety of topics from my pre-dawn walk along Seventh Avenue to this "paper or plastic" election.
Giving someone like Ted, Rush or Glenn a national megaphone to advocate bigotry, while making a massive profit out of it, has nothing to do with protecting the First Amendment, but with making lots of money. It is big business, pure and simple.
In 8th grade, I was an odd kid from Chester, PA. I listened to news (KYW) and talk radio (WCAU) as much as country music (WEEZ) and rock (WFIL and WI...
Republicans, we need you to come back from the brink of insanity. If the political divisions in this country continue to deepen throughout the 21st ce...
Understanding how your company operates is important, and frequently rules go unlearned until they are accidentally broken. Whatever your own workplace rule is, it's there for a reason and meant to be followed.
In short, if someone in the political media acts like the two of you are buddies, they have another agenda in mind.
Let's acknowledge that the winner here is Williams. A flagging career bolstered now by a new contract with Fox News. Reportedly two million dollars over three years. I'd be happy to say something stupid for half that money.