Reina Gattuso

Reina Gattuso is passionate about empowering conversations around queerness, sexual ethics, and social movements with equal parts rhapsody and sass. Her writing has appeared at Time, Bitch, attn:, and The Washington Post. She is currently pursuing a masters degree in Indian cinema, theater, and visual art at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.

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NYC action in solidarity with Ferguson. Mo, encouraging a boycott of Black Friday Consumerism.

The APA Findings on Racial Bias Against Black Men are Important—But Not Enough

The American Psychological Association (APA) has recently released a study confirming what we already know: Racial bias makes people perceive black men as larger and more threatening than white men of the same size.

The American Psychological Association (APA) has recently released a study confirming what we already know: Racial bias makes people perceive black men as larger and more threatening than white men of the same size.

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Quick Hit: On White Women Who Want Beyoncé to be their “Mommy”

So now that some of the dust has settled on the Adele-Beyoncé Grammy shakeup, here’s a great analysis on the situation from Denene Millner at NPR’s Codeswitch. If you feel that there have been so many thinkpieces about Beyoncé there is no fresh insight left, read this one, ’cause it offers some.

So now that some of the dust has settled on the Adele-Beyoncé Grammy shakeup, here’s a great analysis on the situation from Denene Millner at NPR’s Codeswitch. If you feel that there have been so many ...

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The paradoxical reason Trump’s terrible pick for labor secretary had to withdraw

Ed. note: This post has been updated to reflect Pudzer’s withdrawal as Trump’s labor secretary pick. 

Welcome to the nightmare in which “secretary for labor” means “but actually, secretary for management.” Starring player: Andew Puzder.

Ed. note: This post has been updated to reflect Pudzer’s withdrawal as Trump’s labor secretary pick. 

Welcome to the nightmare in which “secretary for labor” means “but actually, secretary for management.” Starring player: Andew ...

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We will fuck up. Let’s confront that and do better.

My mother marched. My father, my sister, my cousins, my aunts and uncles. My Grandma, sitting home in her chair recovering from a broken hip, watched the crowds gather, a huge colony of pink-hatted ants on the tiny screen, and her heart marched. And my own heart, large and porous, flew to them across oceans, and its every beat was a step.

My mother marched. My father, my sister, my cousins, my aunts and uncles. My Grandma, sitting home in her chair recovering from a broken hip, watched the crowds gather, a huge colony of pink-hatted ...

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