Monthly Archives: May 2011

What We Missed

TweetOutraged about the acquittal of two NYC cops for rape? Take it to the streets: tomorrow, Friday, May 27th, 5-7pm, 100 Centre St. NY, NY Jaz throws her two cents into the ongoing discussion of Beyonce’s girl power anthem. An important reflection on white privilege within feminist organizations. And there’s more to come… A preview [...]
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The secret gender that wasn’t

TweetThere’s been way too much media coverage and plenty of faux controversy this week about the story of parents in Canada who didn’t include “It’s a boy!” or “It’s a girl!” with the announcement of the birth of their child, Storm. A story in the Toronto Star claims Kathy Witterick and David Stocker “are raising [...]
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It’s hard out here for whitey: a reality-free idea of racism

TweetImagine a world where the legacy of U.S. racism against black people – the middle passage, slave labor, the rape of black women to reproduce a workforce, Jim Crow laws, the KKK, lynching, workplace discrimination, the massive over-incarceration of black folks – was erased. Where the legacy of racism against other groups – the genocide [...]
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BREAKING: New York police officers acquitted of rape

TweetTrigger warning. New York police officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata were found not guilty today of charges that Moreno raped a woman in her apartment while Mata kept guard. The woman was drunk and her memory is hazy, a fact the defense took advantage of despite her memory of being penetrated. Video showed the [...]
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The triumphs and failures of Ms. Oprah Winfrey

TweetI remember snuggling into the big, ratty L-shaped couch in my childhood home with my mom, and by junior high, my girlfriends, and watching the patron saint of suburban living rooms: Oprah Winfrey. She didn’t just get celebrities to cry about their childhoods or make us laugh with her bestie antics with Gail. She also [...]
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