Tag Archives: Cultural Appropriation

Counterpoint: I don’t think Taylor Swift’s new video is racist

Tweet Last week, our very own Chloe Angyal took Taylor Swift to task over her new video, which features women of color twerking. She argues that these Black and brown twerkers are used as props in the video to highlight Taylor’s whiteness. She explains: “There’s lots I could say about this video, but I want [...]
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Feministing Jamz: DJ Ushka on music, migrations, and cultural appropriation

Tweet If you don’t know DJ Ushka yet, it is definitely in your interest to get to know her. Born Thanu Yakupitiyage in Sri Lanka, DJ Ushka is currently based out of Brooklyn (via Thailand). When she’s not working as an immigrants’ rights organizer, she’s incorporating the music and resistance of the global south into [...]
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Correction: Sex tapes don’t “work” for working and middle class women

Tweet The release of a sex tape featuring Love and Hip Hop Atlanta cast members Mimi Faust and Nikko Smith earlier this week has had the internet (mainly Black Twitter) abuzz. Per usual, everyone has an opinion on what appears to be a cliché publicity stunt. One take from the blogosphere caught my eye though. In a post on [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetA love letter to anxious ladies. Black women are an electoral voting force. White belly dancers and cultural appropriation. The Army’s top sexual assault prosecutor has been suspended after assault allegation. Over the trend of black “it” girls. Filibuster for military sexual trauma. Hate to link to TMZ, but they’ve got the most quotes straight [...]
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A not-so-tiny criticism of Miley’s huge cultural appropriation problem

TweetSo a couple of summers ago, while visiting family in my hometown, my little sister, now grown up, decided we should go bar hopping. She and her friends took me out to one of the bars downtown, and, to my surprise, Milwaukee did have a thriving nightlife. The crowd was majority white: we intrepid gaggle [...]
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