Don’t you hate it how people are labelled differently for engaging in the same behaviour? What’s “persuasive” in a man is labelled “pushy” in a woman. A father who stays up all night working is “dedicated,” but a woman who does that is “selfish.” That is, like, so unfair. Luckily, that problem has a solution. And I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking that the solution to that problem, which uptight complainy feminists might call “sexism” but that this ad calls “labels,” isn’t “collective political action and widespread cultural change.” The solution is shampoo. Read More
He was on to talk about structural racism in America. Unsurprisingly, he was brilliant. We’re lucky to have him, and everyone else is lucky that he goes on TV so much.
Transcript available here.
TIME Magazine announced its shortlist for Person of the Year today. Fun fact: since TIME started Man of the Year in 1927 (they un-gendered the title in 1999, only 24 years after they dubbed “American Women” Man of the Year), only four individual women have won the title, two of them women of colour.
FOUR. Which makes sense, because it’s not as though women do much, let alone “the most” to ever “influence the events of the year.” Who, us? We’re too busy making Pinterest boards and doing pilates to influence anything. Someone pass the top coat, please. Read More »
Madiba walks with us.
An in-depth look into one of Chicago’s thriving business markets: heroin.
The formidable Ta-Nehisi Coates on Alec Baldwin, language and bigotry.
Sorry Twitter, we’re not going to pat you on the back for appointing ONE woman to your board.
Moms on wall-street, dads at home: marriages that experiment with the intersection of money, work, family, and power.
If you haven’t seen “Young Lakota,” the documentary that explores the intersection of reproductive justice and indigenous rights through the perspective of then 21-year-old Sunny Clifford and her community at the Pine Ridge Reservation, stop what you’re doing and see where it’s playing near you.
(I’m serious. Search right now. This week’s Feministing Five can wait…Perfect, glad you’re incorporating it in your weekend plans!)
“Young Lakota” stunned me. Starting off wondering how she would be able to help her community upon returning from college, Sunny learns to assert her voice and her activism while protecting her community against restrictive legislation that would have severely limited women’s rights to access safe abortions. Throughout the film, she beautifully articulates the basis for her political engagement and her personal empowerment. But the moment that really caught my breath was when she powerfully stated, “I don’t think anyone belongs to any person other than yourself.”
We were obviously thrilled to briefly chat with Sunny about how her life has changed seven years later and how she continues her activism for indigenous rights and reproductive justice.
And now, without further ado, the Feministing Five with Sunny Clifford.