Posts Tagged Feminism

Police in riot gear in a show of force during the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh

Police Officer Comforts White Woman by Saying “We Only Kill Black People”

Dashcam footage released last week shows a Georgia police officer telling a passenger during a traffic stop that cops “only shoot black people.” The video isn’t just a bad joke caught on camera. It reveals layers of historical and present police violence against black people – often in the name of making white women feel safe.

Dashcam footage released last week shows a Georgia police officer telling a passenger during a traffic stop that cops “only shoot black people.” The video isn’t just a bad joke caught on camera. ...

zadie smith looking critical

On Beauty, Or Why Zadie Smith’s Comments Aren’t About You

Author Zadie Smith came under fire from quarters of liberal feminist internet last week when she revealed she was critical of makeup — and the influence makeup culture had on young girls, such as her daughter. But Smith’s comments weren’t a personal attack at make-up wearers: just a critique of a culture that requires women to always appear presentable and beautiful, even from a very young age. 

Author Zadie Smith came under fire from quarters of liberal feminist internet last week when she revealed she was critical of makeup — and the influence makeup culture had on young girls, such as her daughter. But Smith’s ...

a profile sketch of activist Linda Sarsour

Where Is the Free Speech Outrage for Linda Sarsour?

Last month, Women’s March Co-Chair and anti-Islamophobia activist Linda Sarsour was invited to give a commencement speech to graduates at the City University of New York School of Public Health. But now, local politicians are pressuring the school to withdraw the invitation because of Sarsour’s left-wing politics.

Last month, Women’s March Co-Chair and anti-Islamophobia activist Linda Sarsour was invited to give a commencement speech to graduates at the City University of New York School of Public Health. But now, local politicians are ...

WASHINGTON - JANUARY 22:  Pro-choice advocates participate in protest in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building January 22, 2010 in Washington, DC. Activists from across the nation gathered to commemorate the 37th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, which decriminalized abortion in all fifty states.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

No Bernie, There’s No Economic Justice Without Abortion Access

On Thursday, Senator Bernie Sanders flew to Nebraska to campaign for Health Mello, a Democrat running for Mayor of Omaha. The stop is part of Bernie’s “Unity Tour” with Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez — the beginning of a national effort to rebuild and unite Democrats around a shared vision for the party’s future.

On Thursday, Senator Bernie Sanders flew to Nebraska to campaign for Health Mello, a Democrat running for Mayor of Omaha. The stop is part of Bernie’s “Unity Tour” with Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez ...

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Feministing Reads: What Why I Am Not A Feminist Gets Wrong About Feminism

In her new book, Why I Am Not A Feminist (Melville House, 2017), Jessa Crispin lambasts the contemporary feminist movement for its supposed lack of criticality and nuance. It’s particularly disappointing, then, that Why I Am Not A Feminist provides neither.

In her new book, Why I Am Not A Feminist (Melville House, 2017), Jessa Crispin lambasts the contemporary feminist movement for its supposed lack of criticality and nuance. It’s particularly disappointing, then, that Why I Am Not ...

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