Posts Tagged Chicago

Weekly Feminist Reader

Misogyny kills.

Let’s call the Isla Vista killings what they were: misogynist extremism.

Elliott Rodger was influenced by MRAs.

News media: don’t gloss over the misogyny and sexual entitlement behind the mass shooting. 

Misogyny kills.

Let’s call the Isla Vista killings what they were: misogynist extremism.

Elliott Rodger was influenced by MRAs.

News media: don’t gloss over the misogyny and sexual entitlement behind the mass shooting. 

Weekly Feminist Reader

Madiba walks with us.

An in-depth look into one of Chicago’s thriving business markets: heroin.

The formidable Ta-Nehisi Coates on Alec Baldwin, language and bigotry.

Sorry Twitter, we’re not going to pat you on the back for appointing ONE woman to your board.

Moms on wall-street, dads at home: marriages that experiment with the intersection of money, work, family, and power.

What isn’t there to love about Kristin Wiig

Madiba walks with us.

An in-depth look into one of Chicago’s thriving business markets: heroin.

The formidable Ta-Nehisi Coates on Alec Baldwin, language and bigotry.

Sorry Twitter, we’re not going to pat you ...

9-year-old future president calls for Chicago’s public schools to stay open

At a rally to protest Chicago’s plan to close 53 public schools, 9-year-old Asean Johnson had some words for Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Transcript here.

Black students make up about 40 percent of the Chicago public school population but 88 percent of the students who will be affected by the closures. Unfortunately, it looks like only five schools will be spared.

One silver lining is that Asean Johnson’s 2043 presidential campaign is off to a great start. And Emanuel better watch out–this kid is clearly gunning for him and I’d put money on Johnson winning just as soon as he’s old enough to run.

At a rally to protest Chicago’s plan to close 53 public schools, 9-year-old Asean Johnson had some words for Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Transcript here.

Black students make up about 40 percent of the Chicago public school population but 88 ...

Regina Taylor headshot, wearing black and white collared blouse

The Feministing Five: Regina Taylor

Regina Taylor is a Golden Globe-winning actress and playwright, gracing film, television and theater. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Taylor started writing at the young age of five. She continued writing throughout college until she took an acting class and got bit by the actor’s bug.

Most television audiences may recognize Taylor from her role as Lilly Harper in I’ll Fly Away, for which she won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, among numerous other awards including two Emmy nominations. Taylor’s most recent work on television was in the CBS hit drama The Unit. Taylor has been a trailblazer throughout her career, cast as the first black woman to play Juliet in William Shakespeare’s ...

Regina Taylor is a Golden Globe-winning actress and playwright, gracing film, television and theater. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Taylor started writing at the young age of five. She continued writing throughout college until she took an ...