Three years ago, on May 21, 2007, Jezebel.com was born.
Sadly, today is the last day of Latoya's guest-blogging stint. However! We have not seen the last of her on Jez. She will be back - soon! - so wipe your tears and give thanks. She's been awesome.
Please give a warm welcome to writer and editor Latoya Peterson, who will be guest-blogging on Jezebel for the next two weeks.
And when it's a rich white mom and an adopted African child, can it ever be that simple? Well, says one mom, yes and no.
Perusing the NY Times homepage yesterday, an interesting link caught my eye. One tiny line of type read "Women Need Guns" which piqued my interest enough to click over and check out the argument.
The modeling industry sets up camp at the crossroads of youth & beauty and age & wealth — and moreover, it's an arena where those qualities cleave to the most predictable gender and power divide.
A few weeks ago, Latoya Peterson, editor of the blog Racialicious, emailed me to proffer compliments over the success of the site and talk about Jezebel's coverage of racial issues, which, she explained, she wasn't particularly thrilled with. After a few email exchanges, I called her, and we talked for what seemed…