From Jezebel: Master sleazeball and American Apparel CEO Dov Charney offers a flimsy rejoinder following the recent s**t-storm over his company’s elaborate and creepy photo-vetting hiring process, chronically grotesque ad campaigns and bizarrely meticulous appearance standards for its retail store employees, where some clothing in sizes larger than 6 is not sold.
From Democracy: A Journal of Ideas: E.J. Graff reveals rampant corruption in many nations’ adoption procedures, and debunks the myth that there are millions of healthy babies in the developing world in need of a western home.
From RaceWire: The outsourcing of pregnancy and childbirth has become a full-fledged industry in India–what it means for the poor rural women whose wombs are up for rent.
From AlterNet: Adele Stan exposes how prominent U.S. conservative Christians are helping to keep Uganda’s “Kill-the-Gays” bill (which makes homosexuality a crime punishable by death) alive.
From The Crunk Feminist Collective: Slim Thug’s recent comments about black women yield a teachable moment about black masculinity, black femininity, class, patriarchy and capitalism.
From The Frisky: Margaret Cho talks to the Frisky’s Jessica Wakeman about camel toe, songwriting, domestic violence and why so many women comedians are lesbians.