Tag Archives: Cultural Appropriation

Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Princeton alum tells female students to hurry up and find a husband already. Sandberg, Slaughter, et al. are advocating for a new feminism devoid of social justice. In memory of Pastor Henry Enuta. Duh: pre-viability abortions bans are unconstitutional. Feminists don’t hate men–they just hate you, MRA dude. Conservative justices thought this year was their last [...]
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Let’s get ratchet! Check your privilege at the door

TweetA few days ago I had the, ahem, pleasure? of seeing the video of Miley Cyrus twerking. I was a little put off by it but couldn’t immediately identify why. There was the obvious discomfort at the fact that she wasn’t really good at twerking in the first place, but there was something else that [...]
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Sex and the City’s Women of Color Problem.

Tweet When I went to see the much-reviewed Sex and the City 2 this weekend with four other women of color, I was reminded of an essay by bell hooks, “Oppositional Gaze: Black Female Spectators”: Within my family’s Southern black working-class home, located in a racially segregated neighborhood, watching television was one way to develop [...]
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In [Partial] Defense of the Hipster Generation

Tweet All this talk about youth in the pro-choice movement and the legacy of baby boomer activists, including civil rights leaders, has got me thinking about what my own generation’s legacy will be. And, surprisingly, scarily, tellingly, I’ve come up with this one word, a word that inspires fear, disgust, and admiration simultaneously; a ubiquitous [...]
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Designers in Paris Veil Models in Protest of Proposed Burka Ban.

Tweet This story is a few weeks late, but my roommate just sent me a link to a runway show from last month where two French designers had their models go down the runway with “burqa-inspired” looks on, to protest the currently proposed burqa ban in France. This was also a theme in last years [...]
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