Tag Archives: Gender

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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Why the gender gap in children’s allowances matters

TweetI figured the gender wage gap in babysitting had to be the earliest wage gap out there. But Bryce Covert has uncovered an even earlier one: Nearly 70 percent of boys say they get an allowance, compared to just under 60 percent of girls, according to a new survey from Junior Achievement. But unfortunately, it’s not likely because [...]
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“You can’t self-help away deeply-ingrained structural discrimination.”

TweetJessica has a good piece in The Guardian today on the gender confidence gap and the new book The Confidence Code which “argues that what’s truly holding women back is their own self-doubt.” As Amanda Hess has noted, this book is part of a genre that’s enjoying popularity right now — one that she describes as teaching women [...]
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