Should black women take part in SlutWalk? This weekend SlutWalk, a protest march organized in response to the suggestion that women must mind what they wear in order to prevent sexual assault and harassment, took place in New York City. An influential group of black feminists who feel that women of color have been marginalized in the naming and organization of the marches wrote “An Open Letter to SlutWalk Organizers from Black Women.” Madamenoir’s SistaToldja disagrees.
Kanye West debuts womenswear line: He showed off his first-ever collection in Paris Saturday night as Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Lindsay Lohan and Anna Wintour watched eagerly from the front row. Check out what the critics (he might call them “haters”) had to say.
Cain: “I should have spoken up”: Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain says that he should not have stayed silent after the audience at a recent GOP debate booed a gay soldier.
UNESCO award for Equatorial Guinea’s dictator? On Tuesday, a committee is scheduled to decide whether President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea, who has been accused of corruption and human rights abuses, will be allowed to sponsor a UNESCO award for life sciences in his own name. The UNESCO-Obiang International Prize for Life Sciences would award $300,000 prizes to scientists who develop innovations that improve living standards in Africa.
In other news: Occupy Wall Street Still Growing.