Monthly Archives: February 2013

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetMore images of the troubles facing female veterans from the wars. Whoa this cover of Businessweek is totally racist. Good piece by Christine Pelosi on “having it all” and white privilege. Tomorrow is the deadline for Congress to avert the sequester. Did white feminists fail to defend Quvenzhane Wallis? Tweet
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Throwback Thursday: The audacity of Phyllis Wheatley as observed by June Jordan

TweetWe live in strange times. Yesterday, as Zerlina has discussed, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments over Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. And while Scalia barked that VRA is the “perpetuation of racial entitlement,” less than half a mile away, the Rosa Parks Statue was unveiled at the Capital Building in honor of [...]
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Chilling photo essay documents a night of domestic violence

Tweet*Trigger warning* While photographing an ex-convict’s struggle to reintegrate into civilian life, photojournalist Sara Naomi Lewkowicz found herself a witness to domestic violence: I intended to paint a portrait of the catch-22 of being a released ex-convict: even though they are physically free, the metaphorical prison of stigma doesn’t allow them to truly escape. That story [...]
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Breaking: House finally passes the VAWA

TweetThe House finally passed the VAWA in a vote of 286-138.  The bill now heads to the president’s desk for his signature. Tweet
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5 Reasons the Chris Brown and Rihanna SVU episode was both awesome and bad

TweetWarning: Spoilers! Last night, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit premiered a new episode “ripped from the headlines,” with a story line that was obviously supposed to be a take off of Chris Brown and Rihanna.  A singer named Micha Charles and her boyfriend, hip hop star Caleb Bryant get into an argument when Bryant [...]
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