Toni Morrison

Feministing Reads: Toni Morrison’s God Help the Child

Toni Morrison is a national treasure, and a new Morrison novel is a national event. Superlatives proliferate: she is among our greatest chroniclers of American history, our greatest portraitists of black communal life, our greatest analysts of subjectivity under duress, our greatest institutional advocates for black feminist literature. 

Toni Morrison is a national treasure, and a new Morrison novel is a national event. Superlatives proliferate: she is among our greatest chroniclers of American history, our greatest portraitists of black communal life, our greatest analysts ...

White Safety

When white people tell each other to “be safe” during an uprising

This may appear to be a small point in the grand scheme of the conversations sparked by the Baltimore uprising but the number of times I have seen this on Facebook over the past few days (and time and time again before that) is too many to count. 

This may appear to be a small point in the grand scheme of the conversations sparked by the Baltimore uprising but the number of times I have seen this on Facebook over the past few days (and time and ...

Soap ad

Vintage Sexism: “How a warm room and B.O. cost her another admirer.”

Over at Jezebel, Andrew Heisel rounds up some of the best of the worst advertising geared toward women in movie magazines from the 1920s through 50s.

This was in the days before advertisers (some of them, at least) learned to subtly make us feel insecure to hawk their products — back then, the subtext was simply stated.

Over at Jezebel, Andrew Heisel rounds up some of the best of the worst advertising geared toward women in movie magazines from the 1920s through 50s.

This was in the days before advertisers (some

women protesting in Baltimore

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet: Baltimore Uprising Edition

“When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, it exposes itself as a ruse.”

Many organizers at the forefront of the protests are women, despite men taking center stage. 

“When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, it exposes itself as a ruse.”

Many organizers at the forefront of the protests are women, despite men taking center stage. 

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Feministing Reads: Ian Millhiser’s Injustices

It is not always easy to criticize the elders of your own family. But Ian Millhiser, a former Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals clerk, boldly hurls powerful critiques at the top of the judiciary’s food chain: the United States Supreme Court. 

It is not always easy to criticize the elders of your own family. But Ian Millhiser, a former Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals clerk, boldly hurls powerful critiques at the top of the judiciary’s ...

Griner and Johnson

Let’s talk about intimate partner violence in queer communities

I remember having a conversation with a friend about our work as multi-issue antioppression activists and telling her that I often worry about coming off as wanting to prove I am a victim. She said she has always looked at our work as trying to prove we are human.

I remember having a conversation with a friend about our work as multi-issue antioppression activists and telling her that I often worry about coming off as wanting to prove I am a victim. She said she has ...

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