Posts Tagged black women’s history

Let them live: Josephine Baker, Maya Angelou, and Rihanna as erotic and holistic

Last week when I wrote about women telling their boyfriends to “check their bitches” my ending bio included an exasperated “Maya Angelou didn’t die for this shit.” And I meant it. When it comes to black women, the “shit” I’m referring to  goes beyond the defense mechanisms of scorned lovers on Love & Hip Hop. The “shit” is the continually devaluing of black women and the rejection of their sexuality and bodily autonomy. She didn’t die for us to uphold false dichotomies about the character and worth of black women.

When Rihanna shut the CFDA Awards down in her dazzling sheer gown by designer Adam Shelman, I was expecting some thot shaming. We all know how everyone ...

Last week when I wrote about women telling their boyfriends to “check their bitches” my ending bio included an exasperated “Maya Angelou didn’t die for this shit.” And I meant it. When it comes to ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Next Tuesday, activists will gather before the Supreme Court as it takes up two challenges to the contraception coverage mandate and decides whether your birth control is your boss’s business. The day before, join us and repro health advocates for a digital Google Hangout rally!

In the meantime: Are you ready for Hobby Lobby?

“Are my pants lowering your test scores?”

Monica Jones on Chris Hayes.

My big gay (il)legal wedding.

Interview with a single mom, by her daughter.

More thoughts on the dearth of average-looking female “sex symbols”?

The Root‘s list of the keepers of black women’s history.

Fight abortion stigma.

Next Tuesday, activists will gather before the Supreme Court as it takes up two challenges to the contraception coverage mandate and decides whether your birth control is your boss’s business. The day before, join us and ...