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American Apparel’s ‘Full Body Head to Toe’ employment policy screens out the ‘uglies’

It’s 2010 and black women are still being told their hair is “bad,” ugly, lacks class, etc. If you saw Chris Rock’s “Good Hair” — that’s all you need to know about the pain, the humor and the self-loathing pathology black women (and men) have about natural hair (see my…

You can’t just buy one card; you got to get the whole deck

Earlier today, Renee sent me a link to her post with this parody ad in it, and I sent it to some feminist friends, who verified through Google that while the ad is a parody, the quote is real: “Women initiate most domestic violence, yet out of a thousand cases…

Cindy Brady, now there’s a hot chick

Why does American Apparel have to fuck up everything good with a thick coat of demoralizing sleaze? Even setting aside the complexity of their labor issues (they say they pay fair wages, their employees say they’ve been union-busted), there’s a lot that you would initially like about the company. I…

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