Posts Tagged ‘ sexism ’

No More Disposable Love: Expanding the Bechdel Test for Movies

April 23, 2014

By Lily July Imagine a TV world where being rejected by a woman meant sending her a respectful “Sorry it didn’t work out” note and leaving her alone. “I love women!” declared an enthusiastic Jack Nickolson in his defense. In 2000, he was accused of inviting two prostitutes to his house, not paying them,...
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For Darker Sisters

April 17, 2014
Coretta Scott King + Feminists

By Ahmad Greene-Hayes I am the great-great-great grandson of former enslaved Georgians—the Johnson family to be exact. I come from a lineage of individuals whom I do not know, and unfortunately know little about. All I know is that they picked cotton and tobacco, tilled fields, and did all they could to comply with...
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Posted in Academia, Activism, Black Women, Bodies, College Feminisms, Culture, Family, Feminism, History, Love, masculinity, Patriarchy, Politics, Popular Culture, Privilege, Racism, Sexism, Stereotypes, U.S., Violence, White Privilege, Whiteness, Women of Color | No Comments »

Feminists We Love: Dr. bell hooks

March 14, 2014
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In 2011, the legendary Black feminist scholar, cultural critic, and prolific writer Dr. bell hooks began to surface in social media spaces, pushing her work even further beyond the walls of the academy. She tweets (in intervals) and she has published in blogs and on several select websites. Most recently she took Twitter to...
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Posted in Academia, Black Women, Feminism, Feminists We Love, Patriarchy, Popular Culture, Racism, Sexism, Sexuality, Women of Color | 3 Comments »

New Revolutions? Finding and Naming Them for Transnational Feminisms

March 4, 2014

By Zillah Eisenstein My writing is a small offering to give political voice to the extra-ordinary attempt at trans-national and cultural and racial and class and gender solidarity. It is to give a public recognition to women doing revolution on behalf of their bodies—sexually, economically, racially, politically. “We” are migrants, middle class, unemployed, poor,...
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Mockeries of Separation (a poem)

February 28, 2014
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. by e nina jay   “we must not hide behind the mockeries of separations that have been imposed upon us and which we so often accept as our own.”   ~audre lorde . . racism    classism    sexism    homophobia   ableism any kind of –ism you can think of ‘cause even these words are a...
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Feminists We Love: Gloria I. Joseph, Ph.D. [VIDEO]

February 28, 2014
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A feminist is someone who is actively involved in the struggle against sexism. It’s as simple as that. That’s the bottom line. If you can’t embrace that, then who or what are you? ~ Gloria I. Joseph, Ph.D. When you are in the presence of Gloria I. Joseph,Ph.D., you immediately become aware that you are...
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The Battle Against Misogyny at Spelman College

February 27, 2014
Banah Ghadbian

By Banah Gha As a student at Spelman College,  I want to share our story of activist organizing against misogyny, misogynoir, as Moya Bailey puts it, on our campus. This is a project of recording our stories, our traumas, our frustrations as the vibrant womxn* we are in this campus community. It is a...
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Posted in Academia, Audre Lorde, Bodies, Education, Feminism, Patriarchy, Sexism, Women of Color | 24 Comments »

The Magic and Fury of Audre Lorde: Feminist Praxis and Pedagogy

February 24, 2014
Audre Lorde

By Angelique V. Nixon I have been woman for a long time beware my smile I am treacherous with old magic and the noon’s new fury with all your wide futures promised I am woman and not white. ~ Audre Lorde “A Woman Speaks,” The Black Unicorn The words in this poem have been...
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Book Review: “A Penny Saved” by Arisa White

January 29, 2014

  A Penny Saved, by Arisa White (Willow Books) Reviewed by Sarah Mantilla Griffin   Between September 2001 and June 2012, far more American women were killed by domestic and intimate partner violence than U.S. troops were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. Despite these staggering figures, domestic violence remains largely hidden from public...
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Four Poems by Cindy Lynn Brown

January 29, 2014

By Cindy Lynn Brown   Harmless   Just a remark casually through the room under neon lights nothing to hang on to for several minutes a person completely unknown to me with freedom of speech to mention my breasts, my cleavage as if they were my business card   a cloudburst lasts no more...
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    Our Dangerous Sweetness “caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare” -Audre Lorde When I hear the news, another one of us has been killed my heart constricts, I clutch at my own heart, I reach with a frantic grief towards [...]

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