In Turkey, a pregnant rape victim kills and decapitates her tormentor. She tells local authorities, “That is the head of one who toyed with my honour.”
Melissa Harris Perry goes H.A.M. on a guest during a panel discussion on the policy and racialized language around welfare and the public safety net. She’s not wrong. Most importantly, she passionately points out the problem of the idea that ‘risk’ solely rests on the powerful and wealthy. Thank you for that MHP.
Still processing Mychal Denzel Smith’s close study of Lupe’s weak sauce attempt at addressing misogyny in hip hop. This essay goes well with consider Kanye’s deep thoughts on usage of language in hip hop. Snark if you will, but there’s something happening here.
A #longread from The Rumpus on choice and biology.