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bell hooks on Trayvon Martin (for realz) & forgiving George Zimmerman

After the acquittal of George Zimmerman, who fatally shot an unarmed African-American teenager, the following words of the feminist, intellectual, activist, teacher bell hooks spread like wild fire across social media.

The growing number of gated communities in our nation is but one example of the obsession with safety…. The person who is really the threat here is the home owner who has been so well socialized by the thinking of white supremacy, of capitalism, of patriarchy that he can no longer respond rationally.

White supremacy has taught him that all people of color are threats irrespective of their behavior. Capitalism has taught him that, at all costs, his property can and must be protected. Patriarchy has taught him that ...

After the acquittal of George Zimmerman, who fatally shot an unarmed African-American teenager, the following words of the feminist, intellectual, activist, teacher bell hooks spread like wild fire across social media.

The growing number of gated ...

Photoshopped Willow Smith reps feminism on red carpet

Alas, this image is too good to be true. It is photoshopped from this original image. But the shirt is amazing- here’s a link to purchase! Via Shelby Knox.

Related:

Willow Smith: “Don’t Be Afraid to Be Yourself”

The Smiths Believe in Raising a Girl in Command of Her Own Body

Also related: I want the leggings too kthnx.

Alas, this image is too good to be true. It is photoshopped from this original image. But the shirt is amazing- here’s a link to purchase! Via Shelby Knox.

Related:

Willow Smith: “Don’t ...

The Feministing Five: Una Aya Osato

Una Aya Osato has been a performer all her life. But she didn’t become a writer until she realized that she had to become one. Unhappy with the limited roles available for women of color and specifically Asian women, Osato decided to write her own shows and own roles. The rest, as they say, is history, and over the last nine years, Una has written, performed and toured internationally with five one-woman-shows. Oh, yeah, and she’s also won awards and received critical acclaim. So there’s that, too!

Una is also a member of the Brown Girls Burlesque troupe, an all women of color burlesque company. And in her latest show, ExHOTic Other, directed by Brown Girl Burlesque founder DawN ...

Una Aya Osato has been a performer all her life. But she didn’t become a writer until she realized that she had to become one. Unhappy with the limited roles available for women of color ...

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