Blog Roundup: Editors’ Picks, June 28 – July 2

It’s time once again for another installment of our weekly blog roundup! Relax this holiday weekend while you read up on Betty White’s new show, the new gay Facebook, the sex-change capital of the world, and midwifery in New York.

C.L. Minou reviews Hot in Cleveland, starring Betty White, on Tiger Beatdown.

Mashable reports that the new gay men’s social network Fabulis is getting some serious backing from venture capitalists.

Feministing’s Samhita responds to Joel Stein’s astonishingly ignorant, truly pitiful article for Time articulating his racist dismay at the influx of Indian Immigrants to his hometown.  Sepia Mutiny has a lot more.

At the Women’s Media Center, Shelby Knox makes a persuasive argument that Wonder Woman in pants is not a feminist win.

Alex DiBranco opines on Tea Party darling and Nevada Republican Senate nominee Sharron Angle, who thinks God’s plan supersedes pretty much everything, including public policy, and especially the right to choose.

Chris Brown, who pled guilty to beating his then-girlfriend Rhianna last year, cried and sang some songs the other day at the BET Awards. Despite this, the consensus at What About our Daughters is that he will re-offend.

From Feminist Looking Glass: Doctors are injecting pregnant women with a steroid in the hopes of preventing female fetuses from growing up to be lesbians, unfeminine, or inclined towards ‘masculine life choices’.

Radical Doula reports that the Midwifery Modernization Act has passed in New York, which is great news for the state’s midwives and the families they care for.

From In These Times: Trinidad, a new documentary out on DVD, explains how Trinidad, CO, a town of 9,000, has taken on the moniker “sex change capital of the world”.

Above: Betty White at the 1988 Emmy Awards. Photo Public Domain, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.


Annie is the Community Editor at The Nation and the former New Media Coordinator at Ms. magazine. She studied sociology and women's studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She's a big fan of birds, plants and things that are funny. Her animal totem is the bat.