Tag Archives: culture

New York jury says it’s not okay for black people to use the N word at work

TweetA New York jury ruled Tuesday that the N word is off limits in the workplace, even when it’s being used by one black person to another.  The case could set interesting precedent in the area of employment discrimination and curb the social use of the N word between black people while they are at [...]
Also tagged , | Comments closed

Quick Hit: Terrific rape culture cartoons thanks to students at York University

TweetI’m not a big fan of rape jokes, but bring on the jokes about rape culture!  The students at York University in Canada have created some awesome rape culture cartoons starring some of our favorite super heroes.  The comics truly get to the heart of how flippin’ ridiculous rape culture is and how those who perpetuate it [...]
Also tagged , , , , , | Comments closed

Immigration and Women This Week: Mixed Emotions

TweetEd. note: This is a guest post by Juliana Britto Schwartz. By day, Juliana is a student at University of California, Santa Cruz. By night, she is a Latina feminist blogger at Julianabritto.com, where she writes about reproductive health justice, immigration, and feminist movements in Latin America.   In case you missed it, the news on what it was [...]
Also tagged , , , , , , | Comments closed

Not Oprah’s Book Club: Searching For Zion

Tweet The first time I learned I was American was my first trip abroad to America’s colonial ancestor, England, where I circled a plexiglass-protected 15th century Benin mask at the British Museum. An older white Englishman engaged me in a conversation and when he called me American, it made my ears ring. For the remainder [...]
Also tagged , , , | Comments closed

You’ve come a long way, lady

Tweet Ann has a great piece in the (newly launched and very beautiful) New Republic about ladies who call each other, well, ladies. Sifting through the intergenerational interpretations, rap lyrics and colloquialisms, she writes, ….the word “lady” has become core vocabulary of feminism in the age of irony. With its slippery meaning—associations range from grandma’s [...]
Also tagged , , | Comments closed
163 queries. 0.326 seconds