Posts tagged "racism"

America Is Basically Criminalizing The Fact Of Being Female (And Pregnant) With Personhood Laws

America is, in effect, criminalizing the very fact of having a female reproductive system. [NY Times] Bangladesh had its first trans* pride march. [Raw Story] Comedian Tig Notaro performed a comedy set topless after a double mastectomy. [Bitch]…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 10, 2014

Simmons College Is Now Trans* Inclusive

Simmons College in Boston is adopting trans* inclusivity. [Boston Globe] According to the Minneapolis media’s #PointerGate, pointing your finger makes you a gang member. [The Root] If you believe women should like being catcalled, let Amanda Marcotte tell you why your opinion isn’t relevant. [Raw Story]…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 7, 2014

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 streets of New York. You captured dozens of men making unwarranted comments -- some more "innocent" than others -- as well as the incredibly uncomfortable actions of…
By: Tiffanie Drayton / October 31, 2014

Efforts To Ban Same-Day Registration And Early Voting Are Voter Suppression

The effort to ban same-day voter registration and early voting amounts to massive voter suppression. [Slate] PurrVerse columnist Kitty Stryker gives a thorough, nuanced analysis of all the problems involved in Jian Ghomeshi labeling abuse as BDSM. [Guardian] Wonder Woma…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 29, 2014

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 not consensual. [Death and Taxes] Brazilian employers are often racist and insulting toward their maids, according to a Twitter account which retweets such insults i…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 27, 2014

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 last week and hopes to pick up steam as it begins its rollout in wider release this weekend, boosted by a strong, eye-catching social media…
By: Nico Lang / October 26, 2014

Sightseeing Tour Guide Lets It All Out On Last Day Of Work, Starts Racist “Fuck Chinatown” Chant

When people wake up on the wrong side of bed, bad things happen. Unfortunately, for a group of tourists visiting San Francisco, their sightseeing tour guide (who happens to be incredibly racist) was one of those people. Apparently, it was this woman's last day on the job, and she just could not hold in her…
By: Katie Oldenburg / October 23, 2014

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 rent is too high, and a simple task of doing your laundry can end up in a mile walk through snow just to get to…
By: Kristin Collins Jackson / October 22, 2014

Matthew McConaughey Tried To Defend The Redskins’ Racist Team Name To GQ

Matthew McConaughey weighed in on the campaign to change the name of the Redskins football team. The team's name is a racial slur, but apparently McConaughey just doesn't care. He told GQ: "I know a lot of Native Americans don't have a problem with it, but they're not going to say, 'No, we really want the name.' That's not…
By: Claire Hannum / October 21, 2014

Why Americans Riot: 10 Historical Examples Of Bad And Better Reasons To Riot

When riots broke out after citizens of Ferguson took to the streets to protest the murder of Mike Brown by a police officer, the media was littered with imagery and stories of violent and savage Black people destroying the city. To a large extent, those images overshadowed the reason for the protests and even gave…
By: Tiffanie Drayton / October 20, 2014

Snoop Dogg Is Dissing Iggy Azalea On Instagram And Neither One Of Them Is Worth Defending

Snoop Dogg (Lion?) has been taking to Instagram this week to rip on Iggy Azalea’s looks, call her a bitch and a cunt, and try to feed into the rumors about a fight between Azalea and Nicki Minaj. Snoop’s been repeatedly comparing her looks to Marlon Wayans’ character in "White Chicks" and put u…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 15, 2014

The Soapbox: “The Whiteness Project” Is A Pageantry Of White Ignorance

In case you are unaware, there is something called "The Whiteness Project." Per the website, the project, from documentary director Whitney Dow, is "a multiplatform investigation into how Americans who identify as 'white' experience their ethnicity." The first installment, titled "Inside the White Caucasian Box," was released a few days ago and is an assemblage…
By: Tiffanie Drayton / October 15, 2014

Annie Lennox Calls Beyoncé’s Feminism “Tokenistic”

In an interview with Pride Source magazine, Annie Lennox said that Beyoncé’s feminism is “tokenistic" and not genuine, going on to say the following about the recent rash of celebrities who are declaring themselves feminists: “I'd like to sit down (with her). I think I'd like to sit down with quite a few artist…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 10, 2014

10 Things White Feminists Should Know To Better Understand Intersectionality

Politically and socially, the most powerful demographic, with the exception of White men, is White women. Though still underrepresented in key economic and power positions, White women enjoy numerous social benefits, maintain political power as a “majority” voting body, are still allowed access to the resources provided by White men through marriage or other familial…
By: Tiffanie Drayton / October 6, 2014

White Mother Sues Sperm Bank After Giving Birth To Mixed Race Baby

According to the Chicago Tribune, Jennifer Cramblett, who is white, is suing Midwest Sperm Bank for “wrongful birth and breach of warranty" because, she alleges, the sperm bank gave her African-American sperm instead of the white sperm she requested and thus she gave birth to a mixed race baby. Citing the "emotional…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 1, 2014

Food Blog Thug Kitchen Is Run By White People Who Think The Word “Thug” Is Funny

The creators of the vegan food blog Thug Kitchen are white and excuse me but I’m completely unsurprised. The Washington Post is saying that it doesn’t matter, and Roxane Gay is bringing up the important point that it speaks volumes that a lot of people heard “thug” and immediately thought “black.” And I…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 1, 2014

This Brilliant Spoof Of “Girlfriend Intervention” Is Everything

A new Lifetime show, "Girlfriend Intervention," invites a group of black women (or, as the show calls them, "sisters") to make over a white woman (a "basic") and help her find her inner "strong black woman." Yes, this is an actual show! On TV! How this racist mess got past multiple executives and onto the air…
By: Claire Hannum / September 26, 2014

Girl Talk: On Police Brutality & Experiencing Blackness Through My Boyfriend’s Eyes

I think I may have had a small mental break down last week. I knew it was coming, I was all tight with emotion after some of the responses I received on an open letter I wrote to some…
By: Tiffanie Drayton / September 22, 2014

Actress Daniele Watts Detained By LAPD After Being Mistaken For A Prostitute

Well, this is all sorts of fucked up. "Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts, who is Black, claims she was "handcuffed and detained" by Los Angeles police last week, after she was approached and asked to show ID because she was kissing her husband, who is white, in public. Watts posted the following…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 14, 2014

The Soapbox: Why I Cannot Be Friends With People Who Don’t Share My Politics

Some years ago, a young man that I was casually dating invited me to a birthday party with some of his friends who all moved to New York City, from Florida, to go to college. It was a scenario I had long grown accustomed to: I was the only Black girl amongst a group of…
By: Tiffanie Drayton / September 11, 2014
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