Posts Tagged Feminism

Quick Hit: An online forum on Twitter feminism

At The Nation, Andrea Smith, Mariame Kaba, Roxane Gay and our own Lori Adelman respond to Michelle Goldberg’s controversial piece on feminism’s so-called Twitter wars, and reflect on the role of Twitter and intra-movement disagreement as feminism grows and evolves. Check it out.

At The Nation, Andrea Smith, Mariame Kaba, Roxane Gay and our own Lori Adelman respond to Michelle Goldberg’s controversial piece on feminism’s so-called Twitter wars, and reflect on the role of Twitter and intra-movement disagreement as ...

Taking a moment to be grateful for my feminist community

Confession: As a Type A personality, and a young Latina feminist, I have a tendency to hold myself to very high standards. I assume that I should know everything, and be able to accomplish all tasks set to me, without help, sleep, or tears. I feel like by now, I should have figured out my identity years ago, and be a perfect activist who uses all the right inclusive terms and never offends anyone. Needless to say, I fall short of my impossible standards quite frequently, but I have stuck with this work because of the people who have supported me in becoming my best self. These people have helped me grow my feminism, push my boundaries, and value myself ...

Confession: As a Type A personality, and a young Latina feminist, I have a tendency to hold myself to very high standards. I assume that I should know everything, and be able to accomplish all tasks set ...

“Feminism is a question: what truths are missing here?”

The brilliant Melissa Harris-Perry recently answered questions from Jezebel readers. Unsurprisingly, she had some great advice — from tips for young women starting out in academia to a list of must-read books that makes a nice companion to the black feminism syllabus she put together last year. But my favorite part was her response to a question about the current state of black feminism. 

The brilliant Melissa Harris-Perry recently answered questions from Jezebel readers. Unsurprisingly, she had some great advice — from tips for young women starting out ...

Nas clarifies what he meant about feminism being the “Woman’s Mafia”

Remember a couple weeks ago when we were all confused by what Nas meant when he sent out a tweet calling feminism “the woman’s mafia”? No? Was I the only one confused?

Anyway, last week, Nas clarified his tweet in a conversation at Georgetown University with Michael Eric Dyson. He responds to the question from an audience member and self-identified feminist at about the 49 minute mark:

Remember a couple weeks ago when we were all confused by what Nas meant when he sent out a tweet calling feminism “the woman’s mafia”? No? Was I the only one confused?

Anyway, last week, Nas clarified ...

Audre Lorde lectures students at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Lorde was a Master Artist in Residence at the Central Florida arts center in 1983.  (Photo by Robert Alexander/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Quick Hit: Happy birthday to Audre Lorde!

Today would be the 80th birthday of the self-proclaimed Black Lesbian Feminist Mother Warrior Poet. And to celebrate, The Feminist Wire is launching a two-week online forum on Lorde’s life and work today

Today would be the 80th birthday of the self-proclaimed Black Lesbian Feminist Mother Warrior Poet. And to celebrate, The Feminist Wire is launching a two-week online forum on Lorde’s life and work today

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