Tiffanie Drayton

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Why The “Suitable Partner Shortage” Is A Reproductive Rights Issue For Black Women

When people ask me about whether or not I want to have children, the conversation is often very short and quite simple. For college-educated black women, the shortage of suitable…

Tiffanie Drayton | March 17, 2016 - 10:00 am

Melissa Harris-Perry’s Resignation Teaches Us America Isn’t So Progressive, After All

Melissa Harris-Perry’s recent resignation  from her show on MSNBC highlights one hard-to-swallow truth about America’s “establishment” media: It still does not understand or care about what is important to black people.

Tiffanie Drayton | March 2, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Beyoncé’s “Formation” Has a Colorism Issue

Beyonce’s recently released video “Formation” debuted to virtual standing ovation for some pretty obvious reasons. Not only did she manage to make a visual that is both stunning and captivating, the…

Tiffanie Drayton | February 11, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Let’s Talk About Who Bears Responsibility For Cultural Appropriation

Spoiler alert: It’s the dominant culture, not those who are historically and continually oppressed.

Tiffanie Drayton | February 3, 2016 - 1:00 pm

No, Beyoncé Is Not Appropriating Anything In Coldplay’s New Video

 Are white people the only ones who can be accused of cultural appropriation? The short answer: Yes.

Tiffanie Drayton | February 1, 2016 - 10:40 am

White Feminists, Please Remember That Black Women Are People Too

“Ain’t I a woman?” is a question we still have to ask in 2016 and that’s ridiculous.

Tiffanie Drayton | January 27, 2016 - 11:05 am

On The Lies Women Tell Men In The Bedroom

As a 26 year-old woman who has had her fair share of sexual experiences, one thing I can say for certain is that I have matured into a lady that…

Tiffanie Drayton | January 18, 2016 - 3:00 pm

On The Gains Black Women Have Made And The Work We Still Must Do

As a 26-year-old, college-educated Black woman, the day that commemorates Martin Luther King Jr., or any other Civil Rights leader, has special significance to me. I am a direct beneficiary…

Tiffanie Drayton | January 18, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Dear Rutgers University: How Could You Cancel The “Politicizing Beyonce” Course?!

As a Black woman and college graduate, I want to stress the importance of having classes that connect women of color to their struggle, allowing them to form critical opinions

Tiffanie Drayton | December 17, 2015 - 10:00 am

The Daniel Holtzclaw Verdict Is A Victory For Black Women, Not Feminism

Last week, Daniel Holtzclaw was found guilty of 18 (out of 36) counts of rape and sexual misconduct. Some of his victims gathered to sing him “Happy Birthday” as he was carted…

Tiffanie Drayton | December 14, 2015 - 2:45 pm

On Fay Wells & The Impact Of #SayHerName On The Media

Black women, as a demographic, refuse to be oppressed and silenced and that refusal is giving us the space to be heard, enumerate our struggles and demand justice. This makes

Tiffanie Drayton | November 23, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Racism At Colleges And Universities Is A Problem – I Know Because I Lived It

Movements have sprung up on university campuses nation-wide, inspired by protests at the University of Missouri that lead to the resignation of the school’s president for not addressing the student…

Tiffanie Drayton | November 13, 2015 - 11:50 am

10 Reasons Gabby Douglas & Simone Biles Have Me Pumped For The 2016 Olympics

If you hear the names Simone Biles or Gabby Douglas and your first response is “who dat?” I have words for you. Who are they? Why, only most kick ass…

Tiffanie Drayton | November 10, 2015 - 9:00 am

The Soapbox: On The Need For Safe Spaces For Girls Who Develop Early

Girls who begin puberty earlier than their peers are stuck in an adolescent purgatory of sorts – not yet women, but too “mature” to be considered little girls.

Tiffanie Drayton | November 4, 2015 - 2:00 pm

On Bad Sex, Female Satisfaction & Male Self-Control

New York writer Rebecca Traister made a really good point in her recent feature for the magazine’s Sex On Campus issue: Consensual sex can be bad too, but feminism often…

Tiffanie Drayton | October 26, 2015 - 9:45 am

Lamar Odom’s Drug Problems Are Not For Khloe Kardashian To Fix

Women are not responsible for saving men with mental health problems. I repeat: Women are not responsible for saving men with mental health problems.

Tiffanie Drayton | October 19, 2015 - 10:20 am

Frisky Rant: Calling The Kardashians “America’s First Family” Is An Insult To The Obamas

Cosmo’s trivialization of the title “first family” shows a blatant disregard for the Obamas’ legacy and for people of color to whom it represents generations of dreams and aspirations realized.

Tiffanie Drayton | October 5, 2015 - 12:00 pm

#FreedomForKesha: Why The Pop Star’s Suit Against Dr. Luke/Sony Should Matter To All Women In The Music Industry

By allowing the case to drag on, Dr. Luke and Sony are essentially using the legal system to punish Kesha for speaking out about her rape in the first place.

Tiffanie Drayton | September 23, 2015 - 2:00 pm

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