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On Police Retaliation And Obfuscation From St. Louis To Chicago

Most people don’t protest. Hell, even a lot of the people who want to protest don’t protest, and there are a lot of valid reasons for that. But if you…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 8, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Strange Fruit PR To Pick New Name After Being Told (Again) That Their Current One Refers To The Bodies Of Lynched Black People

Google the term “Strange Fruit” and the first result is the Wikipedia page for the infamous Billie Holiday song, originally written as a poem by Abel Meeropol, about the lynching…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 7, 2014 - 1:10 pm

An Open Letter To Iggy Azalea Regarding Her Appropriation Of Black Culture While Ignoring The Issues Faced By The Black Community

Dear Iggy Azalea,

I was a Black child of the ’90s who grew up on hip-hop and R&B. Some of my favorite adolescent memories were set to the…

Tiffanie Drayton | December 4, 2014 - 3:00 pm

It’s Not About You, St. Louis P.D.

Earlier this week during Sunday night football, five St. Louis Rams players came out of the tunnel to take the field ahead of the rest of the team, arms raised…

Beejoli Shah | December 2, 2014 - 3:40 pm

Over-Policed & Under-Served: How The Phrase “Fuck The Police” Was Born

“You fucking stupid bitch,” a man screamed followed by the slam of a car door. Feet thumped and the passenger door swung open. The incoherent pleas of a woman could…

Tiffanie Drayton | December 1, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Why Minority Male Oppression Is A Feminist Issue

I am at odds with feminism and my conflict is a “race issue.”

For White women, defining oneself as feminist is pretty simple. The need to advance a…

Tiffanie Drayton | November 25, 2014 - 1:00 pm

President Obama Is Concerned About Violence In Ferguson After The Grand Jury Makes Its Decision

President Obama is concerned about violence in Ferguson in the coming days and has provided support for local law enforcement. Weren’t they the ones shooting? [Politico]
Women matter…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 13, 2014 - 6:30 pm

More Thoughts On Jean-Paul Goude, The Black Jezebel Stereotype & That Racist Kim Kardashian Photoshoot

Yesterday, I did a brief post on the racism displayed in Kim Kardashian’s much talked about Paper magazine cover and photoshoot. I focused on Kardashian’s demotion from “Whiteness” in society…

Tiffanie Drayton | November 13, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Kim Kardashian Is Exploiting Her ‘Honorary Black Womanhood’ With Her Latest Hypersexualized Magazine Cover

Kim Kardashian’s derriere has cause quite the stir online with the release of her Paper magazine cover, mostly invoking discussions about the “realness” of the posterior or the…

Tiffanie Drayton | November 12, 2014 - 5:00 pm

White Women Failed Wendy Davis (And Texas In General)

White women in Texas failed Wendy Davis and the whole rest of the state. [RH Reality Check]
Read this interview with intersex people to find out what life…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 6, 2014 - 6:30 pm

We’re Finally Getting Diverse Emojis!

Hooray! We’re getting diverse emoji! The Unicode Consortium, the entity that standardizes characters for letters, numbers, and symbols, has heard the demand for emojis with diverse skin tones and is…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 4, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Even If Darren Wilson Is Innocent, The Ferguson Police Department Is Toxic

If Darren Wilson is found innocent, it won’t excuse the behavior of the Ferguson Police toward the citizens of Ferguson. [The Atlantic]
The evidence keeps mounting that former

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 3, 2014 - 6:30 pm

An Open Letter About The Racist Undertones Of That Viral Street Harassment Video

Dear Hollaback & Rob Bliss Creative,

I have watched your collaborative video depicting the menacing street harassment of a young, white woman as she casually walked through the…

Tiffanie Drayton | October 31, 2014 - 12:00 pm

North Dakota Is Effectively Banning Abortion

North Dakota banned the abortion pill, leaving few options left for abortion in the state. [Think Progress]
Conservative pundit Dennis Prager said that rape is just “unwanted kisses”

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 30, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Read The Last Words of Reyhaneh Jabbari, Who Was Hanged For Killing Her Rapist

Reyhaneh Jabbari was hanged in Iran on Saturday for killing her rapist. She left her final will in the form of a voice message for her mother, which said,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 28, 2014 - 5:30 pm

CBC Host Jian Ghomeshi Fired After Accusations Of Abuse

Canadian Broadcasting Company host Jian Ghomeshi was fired over allegations of abuse. Three women say that Ghomeshi was violent towards them before and during sexual encounters they say were…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 27, 2014 - 5:30 pm

5 Reasons Everyone Needs To See “Dear White People”

Sundance Film Festival breakout “Dear White People” is making waves in more ways than one. The feature-length debut of director Justin Simien bowed with a strong opening in limited release…

Nico Lang | October 26, 2014 - 10:00 am

Black Women Are More Confident About Entering STEM Fields

A new American Psychology Association study shows that while STEM is associated with masculinity cross-culturally, black women associate STEM with men less than white women do. The study mentions that…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 25, 2014 - 11:10 am

New Pew Study Shows That Women Are More Likely To Be Sexually Harassed Online

A Pew study looks at the differences in online harassment for men and women, and what do ya know, women are more often the target. [Slate]
Feminist blogger…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 22, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Dealbreaker: He Doesn’t “See Color”

The saying goes if you can make it in New York City, you can make it anywhere: Dating is too often a joke, the job market is highly competitive, the…

Kristin Collins Jackson | October 22, 2014 - 12:00 pm
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