Tag Archives: Gender

The One In Which I Share My Entry Point To Feminist Thought

Tweet I want to tell you an old story. During my first year at Columbia, it occurred to me during a brief reverie that something was odd about the literature we were reading and how it represented women. In the margins of my notebook, I began making a branch of every book we read in Literature [...]
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These are the names of Nigeria’s kidnapped girls

TweetUpdate #2: Upon further reflection and having read Jina Moore’s piece exploring the internal Nigerian politics of releasing the names and the specific concerns brought up by the governor of Borno state, we’ve decided to adjust this list to include the first names of the girls only.  Update #1: Some readers have expressed concern that posting these [...]
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Watch: bell hooks and Salamishah Tillet on the welfare of Black girls

Tweetbell hooks is currently a scholar-in-residence at The New School. Last night, hooks had a conversation with Salamishah Tillet about the cultural devaluation of Black girls. It’s a topic that’s certainly being discussed around these parts. The entire conversation was livestreamed, and you can watch the full video below: Tweet
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The Feministing Five: Smith Q & A

TweetContinuing Feministing’s coverage of Smith College’s severe refusal to allow trans women to enroll, we were thrilled to speak with two members of Smith Q&A — a collective that has been organizing to make the college more accessible to young trans women. Two weeks ago Smith students held a large protest outside of a campus [...]
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Meet the conservatives who think Donald Sterling is the real victim

TweetSo, Clippers owner Donald Sterling may have told his girlfriend to stop posting photos of herself with Black people. And he may have been accused of sexual harassment. And as a real estate mogul, Sterling may have been so racist that the Justice Department sued him for bias. But in the scheme of things, this [...]
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