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Don Cornelius: 1936 – 2012

by Cara February 1, 2012

With my infrequent writing here, I’ve neglected the opportunity to previously mention over the last 18 months my obsession with and love of 1960s and 70s soul music (particularly though not exclusively Motown). And there is no such thing as 1970s soul (or 1970s style!) without the phenomenon that was Soul Train. This morning I [...]

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Jasmine: 1993 – 2011

by Cara October 12, 2011

Jasmine “Mink” Kulwicki June 4, 1993 – October 11, 2011 When I was ten years old, my parents decided that my brother and I could each have a cat. That week, I did something bad. No one remembers what, now. But it was bad enough that my right to bring home a cat was revoked [...]

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by Cara November 25, 2010

Dear  J, On this Thanksgiving and somber anniversary, I’d like to say that I am thankful — thankful to have had you as a part of my life, and to have been a part of yours. Two years later, I still miss you. Eddie Kendricks – You Are the Melody of My Life I’ll never [...]

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North Carolina and Withdrawal of Consent: UPDATES

by Cara September 28, 2010

Trigger Warning for graphic descriptions of rape and discussions of rape apologism. Last week, I wrote about a disturbing news story out of North Carolina, in which a rape case was dismissed by the district attorney on the basis of a 1979 court ruling that stated a person cannot withdraw consent to sex once it [...]

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Rape: the sinister blame game

by Cara February 16, 2010

A new UK study shows that most people still blame rape victims at least some of the time — and women are even more likely to victim-blame than men. I offer my analysis on these findings in my first ever piece for the Guardian. A new survey by the Havens service for rape victims shows [...]

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One Million

by Cara January 8, 2010

I’m proud and honored to announce that this past Sunday, January 3rd, The Curvature hit its 1,000,000th visitor since its humble beginnings two and a half years ago. So, I wanted to take this moment to thank all of the readers, commenters, people who send in tips, and especially all of the other feminist-type bloggers [...]

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Discussion on Rape Culture on Womanist Musings Blogtalk Radio Podcast

by Cara October 10, 2009

Tomorrow, Sunday, October 11 at 8pm EST, I’ll be on the Womanist Musings Blogtalk Radio show. Melissa McEwan from Shakesville and I will be discussing rape culture, as well as the Roman Polanski case, with Renee Martin and her podcast co-host Monica Roberts from Transgriot. I’m not quite entirely sure at the moment what I’ll [...]

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50 Books for Problematic Times

by Cara August 3, 2009

About a month ago, Newsweek released a list of “50 Books For Our Times” — 50 books that open a window to the modern world in which we live. RMJ at Deeply Problematic reviewed this list, and noticed that, apparently, the modern world is remarkably white, male and straight. The writers on this list were, [...]

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by Cara July 31, 2009

VH1 TV Shows | Music Videos | Celebrity Photos | News & Gossip For The Beatles: Rock Band fans. How my husband got this video, let alone on my birthday, I do not know. But he did, and it is. ETA: There are three more The Beatles: Rock Band videos up at VH1. Check them [...]

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Who Was Dr. George Tiller?

by Cara June 5, 2009

I have a post (my first!) up at Global Comment. It’s about Dr. George Tiller . . . a subject I’ve been silent on here since his death (though I did write a bit at Feministe).  A taste: Any doctor who chooses to provide abortions in America, where there is a pervasive and largely accepted [...]

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