Monthly Archives: May 2011

Poet, visionary Gil Scott Heron dies

TweetWe lost a powerful voice for social justice when Gil Scott Heron died Friday at 62. I really have no words, so let’s let some of his most famous speak for themselves: (Video is closed captioned.) Tweet
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: Nina Here Nor There

TweetNick Krieger’s memoir Nina Here Nor There tells a story of coming out as transgender that’s different from the narrative that dominates mainstream media. Nina didn’t grow up with an overwhelming sense she was in the wrong body and she doesn’t reach some all man, macho end point (Krieger’s asked that the character be referred [...]
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We’ll be back tomorrow!

TweetFeministing is taking the day off for the holiday and will resume posting tomorrow. Thanks! Tweet
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The Feministing Five: Nancy Schwartzman

TweetNancy Schwartzman is a filmmaker and activist, and the creator of The Line Campaign. The campaign, which is based on Schwartzman’s documentary The Line, promotes a healthy and nuanced conversation around consent – on a personal level and on a larger cultural level. Schwartzman has traveled the country screening her film on college campuses and [...]
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What We Missed

TweetToday is the birthday of Rachel Carson, a groundbreaking environmentalist. The 23rd annual Lambda Literary Awards, which celebrate LGBT literature, were announced last night. Over at GOOD (hi Ann hi!) a call for white men to boycott participating in panels made up of all white men. Surprisingly good news – Senate Democrats push back against [...]
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