How Do Transracial Adoptees Survive the White Gaze? Just Ask Rebecca Carroll.

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YouTuber Myka Stauffer Illustrates the Problem with White Adoptive Parents

Adoptees have long known what it’s like to have our stories usurped by adoptive parents. Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Happy Friday! Here’s all the feminist news on our radar this morning. • Good news first! Marissa Alexander, the Florida woman sentenced to 20 years for firing a warnng shot at her... Read more »

Why We Need to Talk About Race in Adoption

Two years ago, on vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains, I saw a white couple at a restaurant with their Asian daughter. Though her father told her to quit staring, I felt the girl's eyes on me all through the meal. I smiled at her, feeling a strong sense of kinship, a pang of sympathy. As a... Read more »

Sexual Inadequacy: By Blood or Marriage

Essentially this judge, the dishonorable Charley E. Prine Jr. of Harris County, has decided that even though there is no evidence to suggest that a gay man is even statistically AS likely to molest a child, that Flowers cannot trust Evans to watch the children while he does anything. No grocery... Read more »

On Our Radar

What a week! Here’s some of what caught our attention in the blogosphere: At Racialicious, Bitch contributor Latoya Peterson speaks of... Read more »

No Kidding: Jillian Michaels is Not "Doing That" to Her Body

Last year, Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels got into some natalist hot water when, in an interview with Women's Health, she was quoted out of context when she said, "I'm going to adopt. I can't handle doing that to my body. Also, when you rescue something, it's like rescuing a part of... Read more »

Tube Tied: "Teen Mom" and the Problem With Social Realism In Reality Television

MTV's been having a good summer. In part, that's because the second season of its reality series Teen Mom has been generating huge ratings for the network—it is this summer's third-most-watched original cable... Read more »

Raising Trouble: Girls vs. Boys

A study released yesterday of prospective adoptive parents found a huge preference for girls. What do we make of this? Read more »

Adopt-ation: A feminist take on the state of the adoption industry

Do a quick search on the Internet and you'll see that there are lots more people waiting to adopt a healthy newborn these days than there are babies out there ready to be adopted. Gone are the (ahem) "good old days" when a pregnant woman finding herself in less than optimal circumstances could be... Read more »